Lucca & Pisa
The Pisa airport is really cool, because it only takes 10 minutes to get downtown, by foot.
About 30 minutes more by car (or 45-ish by train), and you arrive among medieval and renaissance structures in
... Lucca. Surrounded by a wall. You enter the city through the St Pietro portal
Stayed in an Airbnb from the 17th century (1600-talet) where potentially Galileo and the gang walked around a few hundred years ago
Lucca is like a lot of Italian little towns: nothing special compared to the rest but very special. If you have been to Italy you know what I mean
Good food everywhere. Architectural finesse.
Plazas full of statues, that you read the text on but never remember
I could go back here, but I probably won´t. Not because I didn´t like it. But because I know there are hundreds that are similar, and I wanna see them all
Pisa on the other hand was not as cute as Lucca, but the leaning tower was actually a lot of
... fun to visit. We went just because we were close, but it was totally worth it. A surprisingly cool atmosphere with people just chilling around and trying to take funny pics