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- Continental Breakfast
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Pets allowed
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... pick up my ticket for the concert, I wandered the streets a little. I enjoyed a coffee (espress) with Nutella ice cream in it. Was a little surprised by the tiny size, but was none the less satisfied with the treat. Concert ticket in hand, I took to the streets. I had a little over an hour to burn and sitting and waiting was not something that appealed to me. Wasn't overly excited about walking around in the heat, but we pick our battles right? I found myself walking through ...
Today we day tripped to Pisa. Situated 80km away from Firenze it only took and hour to reach by regional train.
Upon arrival we obtained a map and made the 30 minute trek to our appointment to climb the Campanile (aka The Leaning Tower of Pisa). The tower is in the Piazza dei Miracoli, along with the Baptistry, Duomo and Camposanto Monumentale.
294 relatively easy steps later, ...
... bell tower. We took a few cliche photos trying to hold the tower up but stupid tourists kept getting in the way. Went for a wander in the ridiculous heat, had a snack and it was time to jump back on the coach. I am pretty impressed with all the roman architecture so far and we haven't even hit Rome ... Yet. I'm thinking about making my own roman style bell tower in New Zealand ...
... train was delayed (seemed they all were today), but we checked the schedule and there should be one more train leaving for Nice around 10. Well, as soon as we walked out to the front of the station to check the big board for the platform notification we saw the train disappear from the board... Everyone in the station who was set to take the same train to Nice seemed completely confused and we were trying to find someone to answer our questions. Finally ...
... As you drive into the town surrounded by a wall, you can count the top of their bell towers. Matteo drove us into the village where we walked and shopped through the towns stores finding a few more goodies. Strolled through the Amphitheater and to cathedral Frediana, a church not as grandiose as the others but awesome in its own rite. We walked by Cathedral Santa Michele and owent to lunch, Bucasanantonio has been in business since 1782, (so a relatively new place) fresh Pasta ...