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Florence Day Tour and Leaning Tower of Pisa

BY: Kavin A | Category: Travel | Submitted: 2014-03-12 05:16:15
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Article Summary: "Pisa is the perfect place to go on a day tour. Because it does not have quite as many attractions as Florence does, its main highlights can be perused fairly thoroughly in one day..."


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Florence is of key importance as a city that is permeated with Renaissance cultural monuments and art. Pisa, on the other hand, is best known for the architectural marvel that is the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Florence attractions and Florence tours are numerous - however, you may wish to take a day tour to charming Pisa for something that bit different. Sightseeing tours of both cities are highly recommended, as tours allow you to see the highlights whilst also discovering the fascinating histories of these two distinct cities.

Some must-see Florence attractions include: the Piazza della Signoria, the political centre of the city since medieval times, and known as the most prominent square in the city and the Galleria degli Uffizi is vital to any visitor's experience. To unearth some truly outstanding architecture, see the largest Franciscan church in the whole of Italy, none other than the magnificent Santa Croce Basilica.

And if you are looking for somewhere to relax after a long day of taking part in a sightseeing tour, for example, the Boboli Gardens are ideal. The Boboli Gardens are home to an extraordinary assortment of sculptures that date from the sixteenth through to the eighteenth centuries. These suggestions are only a few of the many, many things to do in Florence.

Pisa is the perfect place to go on a day tour. Because it does not have quite as many attractions as Florence does, its main highlights can be perused fairly thoroughly in one day. Of course there is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, the main attraction of this beautiful city. The construction of this famed tower began in1173, and continued for around 200 years. The tower became tilted due to the softness of the soil it was built upon. Pisa is also well known as the birthplace of Galileo, and this is another reason why it attracts visitors.

There are also some quaint museums to visit in Pisa, which include the enthralling Museo Nazionale di S. Matteo, that exhibits sculptures from the twelfth to fifteenth centuries, including famed works by Andrea Pisano and Giovanni. The Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Reale is another museum worth exploring, and holds the belongings of families that lived in this palace, including paintings and armoury.

Conclusion: There are an innumerable number of things to do in Florence. However, if you wish to explore a city that is very distinct from Florence, yet celebrated in its own right, take one of many day tours to Pisa and its renowned Leaning Tower. You are sure to be captivated by both cities, as they both hold their own quintessential charm.

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