I don’t think you can live in Italy for 5 months and not see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It was incredible, one of the most famous buildings in the world. Almost 300 steps I was able to climb to the very top and over look the entire city. It was very beautiful, although I would definitely only make it a day trip, the town is too small and there isn’t much to do after the tower.
Venice was a day trip too. The underwater city was magical and bright. It amazes me how there is no such thing as a car or bike or something. Everything is just traveled to by big and little boats. I wasn’t allowed to ride in the gondolas because I went by myself and you can only have 6 people in the boat. So that was a big disappointment but oh well. I would definitely recommend coming to both places. Both cities are so beautiful.