Travel Blogs from Pisa
After trying to visit Pisa a few days ago, we wanted to return with more time. With a map this time, we headed to Piazza del Duomo. We had to carry all of our stuff so that was interesting but we found somewhere to eat on the way for a rest. We got pizza in Pisa! :) Once we got to the piazza, we were laughing to ourselves because so many tourists (probably American) had their ...
... the wait would have been long and too long for our crew. I'm glad I made the purchase.
The tower is very ornate, wedding-cake like, but the climb us not hard at all. When it was finished in the 1300's, it must have been an imposing site, and climbers must have felt like they were on the top of the world. In today's world, though, the novelty is restricted to the lean, of which there ...
... degree view of Pisa. After taking in as much of the view as possible, I walked back down, peeping through the cut outs for different views as I went.
With little time left I did the Italian thing and bought myself a giant gelato, and sat and admired the buildings. I did try to do the classic tourist photo but was standing too close. By the time I realised where the best spot was we had to go. Oh well, maybe next ...
... number of people in each time slot so that the tower does not get crowded within. The view of the square and the Duomo from the top is quite a sight to behold.
Once we climbed down, we took photographs in various angles and infact our son made us stand in some ridiculous positions... most of the photographs came out quite funny and definitely add to our memory books for future laughs. ...
... day in Italy so the top comes down on the car and we get on our way. It doesn't take long to get to our destination and as we circle the city walls we see the top of the stunning old cathedrals and it can only be described as picture perfect. But it was busy! We find it difficult to get a park and start to wonder whether this place may be nothing more than a tourist trap. We were wrong. Despite the ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Ariston Pisa
I stayed in this hotel for one night in January, with my husband.
Super little hotel
An excellent place to stay in Pisa, right next to the leaning tower and the cathedral. The rooms are quite small, but well presented and the bathroom was immaculate. The staff are very helpful, organising a taxi back to the airport for an early morning flight.
I would definately recommend this hotel
We stayed in this hotel for one night (9th Oct 2005) before flying home after a week in Tuscany. We paid 130 Euros for a Double Room with a "put-me up" for a third person - Breakfast 10 Euros each extra.
Ubicación excelente, habitación estupenda
El Ariston es un hermoso hotel. Literalmente queda en la sombra de la famosa Torre Inclinada. Recientemente lo renovaron a un alto estándar, y se siente más como un hotel de cuatro estrellas que de sus simples tres. El baño estaba impecable. Las habitaciones estaban decoradas con gusto, y había un área pública y amplia en el primer piso. El desayuno es el continental básico con pan, cruasanes, jugo de naranja, y café. Fue perfectamente adecuado. ¡Una verdadera joya!
Excellent location, great room.
The Ariston is a lovely hotel, literally in the shadow of the famous leaning tower. It's recently been renovated to a high standard and feels more like a 4-star hotel than its mere three.
Immaculate bathroom, tastefully decorated rooms and a spacous public area on the ground floor.
Breakfast is the basic continental; bread, coissant, orange juice and coffee. Perfectly adequate.
A real little gem!
Great location shame about the staff!!
We stayed in this hotel for one night before our flight home the next day. This hotel is perfect for one/two nights but no more. The location is amazing as the tower is right on its doorstep and provides a unique setting straight from the front door. We had a VERY basic room at the back of the hotel and it seemed no improvements had been made in our room!. The staff were very unfriendly (not a smile to be seen!) which was a change to the pleasant Italians we had come across on our holiday. Overall the hotel has a great location but with no frills.
Leaning Tower out the Window!
Clean, simple hotel literally steps away from the Leaning Tower! Very nice folks at the front desk. We were only here for 1 night and it was just fine. Our room was on the street with a great view but a little noisy at night being so close to the Tower. Left very early in the morning, too early for breakfast, but the desk clerk made us an espresso and offered us pastries, even though they were not serving yet.
Perfect location and good value
Just atayed here one night to be near airport and I found this to be a simple clean hotel offering good value for money. My room was small but had a lovely modern bathroom and air conditionig. The hotel is literally two minutes walk from the tower and about 5 minutes from the bus stop for the bus to the airport. Nothing fancy but fine for one or two nights.
The hotel itself is fairly old and basic. The room had a new bathroom which was lovely although the shower is handheld. The view from the front rooms is stunning with the Tower right in your line of vision. The staff were a bit sober and very rarely passed the time of day. We stayed in this hotel for a week which was too long in my opinion as there is not a lot to do after the Miracle of the fields.
I gave this hotel an above average rating for its location.This hotel is right at the back of the leaning tower and I promise you there is nothing any closer. Each time I looked out my window or stepped out the door of the hotel the leaning Tower was there I found this Fabulous . Sitting at breakfast ,stepping out for a bit of air and you are at the tower The hotel was nice but basic There are new showers in some of the rooms but not all .It is perhaps a bit isolated after dark but I was there in March so may not be a a concern in the buzz of summer