Saturday was a day trip to Pisa and Lucca, both to the west of Florence. Pisa of course is famous for its leaning tower, but it'd still be worth seeing even if it weren't for this ill-fated campanile.
The tower is just part of the Piazza dei Miracoli, which is also home to the Pisa Cathedral, Baptistry, and cemetery.
Inside the cathedral is a beautiful combination of Romanesque architecture, Byzantine mosaics, and Baroque paintings.
Next, on to the baptistry, where a local demonstrated the excellent acoustics inside with a song.
One of my favorite sites on the piazza were these contemporary sculptures by Igor Mitoraj. Sadly, he died shortly after this exhibit was put in place.
The rest of the day was spent in Lucca. More on that to come later.