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... once again we were still in high spirits for our day ahead. We checked out of our hotel, bought our train tickets to La Spezia where we were to pick up our hire care, a fiat, to travel to Florence later today. After waiting for the train and getting to La Spezia we had to get a taxi to the Europe Car office. When we got there we presented our passports, document of confirmation and payment and then disaster struck. The lady behind the counter wouldn't let us take the car without a ...
... lines, from the ancient egyptians, etruscans, romans onwards - weren't expecting that! Also discovered that the church was originally closer to the river, and had been "moved" to its current location. Its current location was one wall being part of the levy for the river.
At the car park, our attendant appeared, we agreed that 5 hours was the time we were parked, and paid the required amount of money, evened up, in accordance ...
... that Pisa was a small town and the tower would be close by the station. I was wrong- Pisa is a small town but the tower ISN'T close by to the station. After managing to obtain a tourist map from the local information desk, we decided that we would make the leisurely 20-30 minute walk to the tower.
Pisa is a university town and it shows. It is chock full of youngsters and the numerous bars and pubs open is a ...
... and then walked along the river until we came across a small church that looked peculiar. We took some photos and headed back to get our bags and catch the train to Rome.
Overall, there wasn't much to see in Pisa, and we probably could've done with a few days in Florence and just a day trip to Pisa. Everyone I've talked to have given rave reviews of Florence, so I do regret not going there but it's always good to leave a few places to come back to.
... of yellow cake, then thin layer of whipped cream, then topped with chocolate flakes). The other two were very good, but that was the favorite. Good thing we are leaving, or I'd go back tomorrow. Sad about the earthquake in Bologna. It is about an hour and a half from here. Many shops and restaurants here are closed on Sundays plus with the rainy day not as many people would have been out so that probably helped keep the numbers ...