Subject: Re: Towers and other observation places
I know exactly what you are describing and I agree--too, the vista from the Via Aurelia, on the outskirts of Pisa, looking across the open fields of the Campo dei Miracoli, is breathtaking, with the Duomo, Baptistery and the Tower in clear view.

And, there can be little argument about your statement that the view from the Piazzale Michelangelo in Florence is the most famous in the world. If not the most famous certainly one the most beautiful and recognizable.