This photo doesn’t really convey how wet and cold it was, or what a roaring trade the illegal street umbrella vendors were doing (seriously, as soon as our bus pulled up in the car park they descended on us, umbrella-filled backpacks at the ready). Being a Londoner I was prepared, but the rain was so hard it penetrated my umbrella. That has never happened before! We took the requisite photos and spent the rest of our appointed one hour in Pisa huddled in a cafe eating hot chips and pizza (I don’t even think anyone made any puns about pizza in Pisa). Box ticked!