When I was in Pisa last October I decided to jump on the train with my boyfriend and travel through the autumn Tuscan countryside to Florence for a day trip. It was raining when we got there and that drizzle continued throughout the day. Despite that, Florence was packed with tourist. The line for the cathedral was so long it went halfway around the giant building. It would have been nice to go up the tower, but we didn’t know we should book our tickets days in advance. So we made a mental note that we should return one day, better prepared, as we continued to walk in the quiet rain.
Florence is the capital of Tuscany and its biggest city, so planning a day to explore it was an underestimation on our side. It deserves at least a couple of days and I doubt that if anyone stayed longer than that they would struggle to find what to do.