Travel Blogs from Cecina
... the air to take silly pictures. Of course, we did the exact same thing. After about 30 minutes of trying to get the perfect shot it was starting to drizzle so we looked at the other two buildings in the piazza which had entrance fees so we didn't do in. One was the Pisa Cathedral and the other was St. John's Baptistry. We were glad we went back for the once in a lifetime ...
... also different because the entrance was on the side of the alter instead of the usual orientation. Also, it had been doubled in size sometime in the 16th century and you can clearly tell the "new" from the old. It was a fascinating church - very Gothic looking in my uneducated opinion. After a peek in the church, we walked out onto the breakwater and took a few photos. The next train was coming soon and, after our long wait in Manarola and the not ...
... out that our hostel isn't exactly as it was described on Hostelworld.com. First off the lady at reception didn't know what the Olympics was. The opening ceremony was that night, so I tried a bunch of different variations of the word Olympics... Olympica? Olymique? Olympico? But the lady had no idea at all what I was talking about, even after my awesome charades of swimming, running and shot put. Secondly their was no wifi, so we had no way to organise our next few days ...
... Trenitalia, bad for the random cancellation, but good for the handwritten note that was accepted by the conductors instead of a real ticket. I set off for Pisa, but luck was not on my side.
Arriving in Pisa, I discover my luck did not change as I walked out of the station to discover it was raining. However, I decided to ignore all the people selling umbrellas and brave the rain because I was from Brussels (where it rains constantly). At first, it wasn’t horrible ...
... thought there was only one leaning building, didn’t you? The Camposanto Cemetery was primarily built in the 14th century and the site has been a cemetery since ancient times. The cathedral was started in 1063 and financed by a galley-load of booty ransacked that year from the Muslim-held capital of Palermo, Sicily. In 1118, the architect Rainaldo added the main entrance facade…which also leans out a foot.
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 Tronto 10-14 , Cecina | 3 star hotelfrom $135
Via Arezzo 6 , Cecina | 3 star hotelfrom $77
Via Aurelia 300, Cecina | Hotelfrom $84
Largo Primo Maggio,3, Cecina | Hotelfrom $72