Caletta & Mietta
Travel Blogs from Castiglioncello
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 ...
... on RAI, the Italian equivalent of the BBC.
So while in The UK you have to put up with the jug eared crisp seller and his golf chums on the BBC, we have Paola carrying a torch for all Italian women, and doing rather a good job too actually. Of course, let's not get carried away, this is still Italy, and so it's the law that she has to look sexy, show some cleavage and we're sure her hemline gets higher every day, (it's currently 2" above the knee, ...
The Cinque Terra on the Italian Riveria is a national park and comprises of five villages (Monterosso, Vernazza, Corniglia, Manarola & Riomaggiore) stretching along a piece of coastline, not far from the French border. The villages are built into the hillsides, are very cute with their buildings painted in bright assorted colours alongside the twinkling of the blue Mediterrean sea. There is a walkway that links each village ...
... out in the courtyard, so she slept on a pad on the floor. Now, the bed was also up on a mezzanine, above her couch...up a steep little ladder - like a bunk bed without the bottom bunk - you could sit up, or hands and knees, but anymore you'd hit your head. Not sure what I was thinking when I booked it, as I like a little more privacy...plus I usually have to make a bathroom trip in the middle of the night, so I had to tiptoe over her sleeping form. And when trying ...
... Lucca as well today, to see Pisa you need around 3 hours or so, and we didn't have time. Getting to Lucca from Pisa is easy by train, or easier by bus, but it's another 30 minutes one way, and you have to come back via Pisa anyway - time ran out on us.
We got back to the B&B via taxi - although a bit of drama (somewhat comedic to us) when our taxi driver literally stopped the car in the middle of the road, wound down his window and started ...
Other places to stay in Castiglioncello
Via Diego Martelli 12, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $133
Via Corcos 8-9, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $127
Via Marconi 15, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $120
Via Aurelia, 1023, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $109
Via Renato Fucini, 47, Castiglioncello | 3 star hotelfrom $91
Via Marconi 6, Castiglioncello | Hotelfrom $126
Via Romolo Monti 10 , Castiglioncello | 4 star hotelfrom $161