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Travel Blogs from Montecatini Terme
June 10, 2002
Back on the bus! This time to Italy!! We went to Pisa (and had pizza for lunch!) We saw the tower, of course, and the church. Got to shop in the souvenir shops and sit for awhile in the sun. Very peaceful day. I can tell I'm getting tired, because the travel journal entries are shorter and shorter!
... it a fairly quick stop. As we drove past the leaning tower on the way in we knew where to go without map. 200 meters up the road and we were there. A stroll round the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistry a few photos here and there and we're heading back to the car hopefully before it gets towed away. Fabulous!
From here we headed off to Montecatini Terme where we have an apartment booked for 3 nights.
The next morning we wander ...
... Jonathan had rabbit, and in the back of my head I could hear Elmer Fudd singing, “Kill the wabbit, kill the wabbit…”. I had soup and some kind of pasta dish. (Jonathan’s meal was better.) While sitting there at dinner, we looked at the museum schedule and realized that we had time to see the Accademia where Michelangelo’s David is housed. The line for this museum is usually very long, even extending down the block ...
... a shame because they sit high above Florence and make a startling impact.
The meal was only average but we did enjoy our first T bone steak since leaving home 4 weeks ago! We sat at long tables refectory style and it was not easy to talk. We had more entertainment during the meal with the now familiar piano accordion and singer. Lots of liqueur tasting went on and it was a jovial group on the bus back to the ...
... finally got going and went to the train and bus station to enquire about tickets. Once we were done we went to find some wifi for afew things we needed to do (can’t go back to the hostel due to lockout times) so we tried maccas but their wifi was down so we found a café with wifi but it died halfway through! But I still got a nice tea there so it was ok. We then headed back to ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Wheelchair accessibility