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Travel Blogs from Cecina
... age, but images of Italy, and Rome specifically, that still contribute to the collective consciousness of Italians being effortlessly cool and life here being for the living. Now, we all know Gregory Peck and Audrey Hepburn weren’t Italian, but they had a little bit of help looking the part from another Italian icon, The Vespa they can be seen whizzing about on.
The Vespa, literally ‘Wasp’, is to Italy, what a red London bus or black taxi ...
... constructed in 1173 AD. They built about 3 levels of the tower and then it just sank and tipped over to the side. So the people of Pisa left it unfinished for the next 100 years and then thought, let's keep building! So they added a few more stories, then boom, it sank again and toppled even further. So the poor sad tower sat there for another 50 years until they decided to put the bell tower on the top. The tower continued to tilt over time and then in the ...
... had another pleasant rail journey to Pisa, eating some sarnies on the way.
We got to Pisa about 2pm and walked about 2 miles across the Arno in the heat pulling our cases till we found our hotel. It was in an ideal location, a couple of doors back from the infamous tower. We got to our room to find builders materials in it, so we had an upgrade to another room, with a jacuzzi bath that didn't work! We were told about the rooftop terrace and that it had no bar, so were ...
... lovely selection of stains to admire....I just slept on top in my clothes and had a discussion with the owner this morning who eventually offered me a full refund when her new arrivals behind me started looking a bit uneasy at the choice they had made in Pisa! As you can see the leaning thingy is still there , I was up early this morning with the intention of climbing to the top but my feet are still a bit sore and a thought a ...
... wanted to sit by the sea and eat mussels, but no one wanted to sell us mussels at 4pm. It's Europe and you don't eat dinner until 7. SInce we knew we wouldn't be there at 7, we ordered a couple pasta dishes with mussels in them and sat and enjoyed the view. We left wishing for more mussels, but satisfied that we had eaten anything at all.
We took the train back to Aulla and then made a pit stop at the grocery store. ...
Other places to stay in Cecina
Via della Astronomia,1, Cecina | 4 star hotelfrom $119
Viale Galliano, 36, Cecina | 3 star hotelfrom $73
via della cecinella, 7, Cecina | 4 star hotelfrom $78
Viale della Vittoria, 159, Cecina | 3 star hotelfrom $95
Viale della Vittoria 91, Cecina | Hotelfrom $89
Via Arezzo 6, Cecina | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Via Tronto 10-14 , Cecina | 3 star hotelfrom $135
Via Aurelia 300, Cecina | Hotelfrom $84
Largo Primo Maggio,3, Cecina | Hotelfrom $72