This trip balances independent exploring with a few hassle-busting perks. You’ll be driven to Pisa by a local guide, who’ll be on hand to help with anything you want to know about the famous city. Once you’re here, the rest of the day’s yours to fill however you please. The Campo dei Miracoli – or Miracle Square – is probably the best place to start. Its pristine lawns are home to the city’s most iconic feature – the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Once you’ve snapped a few pictures of the jaunty structure, or paid to climb to the top, you can saunter along the pathways to the neighbouring Pisa Cathedral or Pisa Baptistery. After you’ve checked these famous landmarks off your list, head into the centre for a look at the grand buildings on Piazza dei Cavalieri. Other spots worth a visit include the university’s pretty botanical gardens, the 15th-century Torre Guelfa walls, and the boutiques and restaurants of Corso Italia.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.