I made sure our hero Ezio de Auditore was wearing his best armour. (Find out how to get it in these Starter Tips I wrong for the game.)
Then I ran. And climbed. And flew. And swam. I hustled to a certain spot on the southern edge. I didn't do it for speed. I stopped and goofed around with the guards a few times. I had a couple of spills.
What better way to see the sights?