Bologna Hotel Pisa
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBologna Hotel Pisa
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Historical Traveler Reviews Bologna Hotel Pisa
Arrived late on a thursday evening to find my 'confirmed' booking was not. The hotel had no record of the booking by Thomas Cook (despite TC confirming the day before to me that they had emailed out change of flight details to late arrival: TC poor). However, the hotel did have a spare room (someone I guess who had not arrived which they put us in). The manager accepted the confirmation details and said he would sort it out with the booking agents in the morning. I expected to part with a credit card, but not at all, they were very good about it and displayed what we were to find is pretty typical Pisan behaviour - very laid back. You get a nice continental breakfast but they have no real restuarant arae, and what would be tthe point as there are so many great places to eat nearby.The rooms were quite and nicely decorated with a massive shower (in our room anyway). Don't bother trying to get a nice view in any hotel in Pisa - the narrow streets mean that you will pretty well only be looking at a wall 30 feet away anyway (not just this hotel). In this respect, the price difference between the mid and top hotels becomes noticable - why pay 50E a night more for what is really only the samePisa is a nice little city and the relaxing amble between cafes to sit, read and enjoy a nice Chianti were great. The only poor thing is in the main drag from the Tower were an army of black African wat-sellers contstantly bother you in the cafes. The owners must get a kick-back as they do nothing. In the end, the only thing I found that worked was to look up and shout --- at then as they approached. Other than that we had not a bad meal nor bad wine or coffee anywere - lovely city for a short break.
Great for families
We stayed here last year, (2003) before it became part of Minotel. It was convenient, superbly decorated and very stylish. Hotel opens out straight onto a narrow street so be careful with young children. Bus to and from the airport stops a short distance down the Via Mazzini and it's a short walk to the Arno. I would recommend staying here if it's still as high a standard as 2003.
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Last night's dinner was very nice – Locanda del Duca however for at least the first 1.5 hours Craig and I had the restaurant to ourselves – romantic but our waiter certainly indicated that this is a very quiet period and as it gets colder they will close for winter. Colder it was not today! Weather was quite warm again. Breakfast was …
The next two sections of the track are closed: we take the train to Manarola and walk the last kilometre of track to Riomaggiore. This last section is nothing like the first, and a little underwhelming by comparison. Quite flat and paved, it’s accessibility and ease means it has become the target of graffiti-ists. Even plants have not escaped the mind-numbing vandalism: former healthy and leafy succulents bordering the path are ...
... M1. Fortunately, I had a clear run and arrived with plenty of time to spare. Plenty of time, in fact, to stand around in the freezing cold in shorts and sandals, waiting for the leisurely car park bus to arrive. I was slightly concerned at check in, that my backpack only weighed six kilos. "Bugger" I almost said out loud. I'm still not sure what I didn't pack??? The backpack could almost have fitted in to the hand luggage limits. It ...
... in the part of town that splits two pieces of the mountain. In the rock is an imprint – that looks to be a large hand print. Legend says that this is the hand of God parting the rocks and touching Gatea…I am not sure I actually believe that – but I can certainly understand why that legend was started. If not God than someone must have had a hand in this picturesque place! If you get a chance, Google “Gaeta” and see the pictures for yourself – it ...
... and are UNESCO world heritage listed, so they are worth a look.
They may just look like four old buildings however they are masterpieces of medieval architecture – the cathedral, the baptistery, the campanile (the 'Leaning Tower') and the cemetery – had a great influence on monumental art in Italy from the 11th to the 14th century.