By September, we had been to the countries of Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and Liechtenstein, so we ventured a little further and visited Tuscany and the coast of Italy!
First to Pisa, and it was so cool! We stayed, literally, right outside the gate to the Leaning Tower of Pisa and, thus, were able to visit it both night and day. One night, we had the pleasure of seeing it during a full moon -- amazing! And here's a fun fact: The staircase winds around the sides of the tower all the way to the top and as you climb, the marble is worn on each step according to the way the tower is leaning at that point! More amazing!
We also spent some time in Florence, Italy, where we made sure to see the sites, including the real Statue of David. Then on to Cinque Terre, a series of five cities on the Mediterranean Coast that are each unique and incredibly beautiful. But how couldn't they be with the Mediterranean as their backdrop?? Wow!