While we were in Florence, we took a day out to visit Pisa! We took a local train, and it was only half an hour away. It was about a 10 minute walk (in blazing, blazing heat!) from the station. We were prepared and had ordered our tickets online months in advance. This way, we got to avoid the (long) lines!
Climbing the tower was a little tricky because it was so narrow! The higher you got, the more narrow it became. Luckily, it was pretty cool in the tower with its stone walls, so it wasn’t that hot. The view was worth it!!