Travel Blogs from Viareggio
... photos I have taken do not give you a real impression of how heroic the Italians are in growing their wines, fruit and vegies on such steep slopes.
It is said that if these farmers did not grow vegetation on these hills they would be uninhabitable. The coastline is only 14kms but there apparently is roughly 7,000kms of dry stone walls which have all been constructed by locals. There is an art to ...
... us a hotel. We roamed the three blocks of lanes, bars and restaurants which sat on the section of land poking out in the bay, and enjoyed our first restaurant made Italian pasta dishes of the trip, washed down by wine and then of course gelato. During the night we were woken by slamming window shutters, extreme thunder and a giant hole in the sky let out a massive dumping of rain. We secretly thanked the lazy / clever (?) Italians for closing their campsites, and officially packed ...
Then, on top of everything we got hit with a toll more expensive than any of the rest we'd encountered so far in Europe. 36 Euros. That was insanely expensive! About $50 just to drive on a road for a few hours. Although, we can understand that it would have cost a lot to build such a road with so many bridges and tunnels through all that mountainous terrain, and we appreciated it all the more not having had to take the original ...
... kept in such good spirits. When the wife asked me if I wanted another cappuccino, I said, "Do I get another cappuccino? If so, then yes please." When the friend brought me my second, I got the sense that he didn't think the wife should have offered me the second.
I checked out of the hotel at the reception desk with both the wife and the husband. I handed him my Visa card, and the wife talked the husband through the ...
... is how you spell it..maybe our French cousins can let us know, but it is one of my favourite games and Mikes hasnt played it with me for years...i usually play it with Maryce & Alycia or on a girls weekends with Gen...he won both games!!!!! its kinda like double patience...2 people play it...and i love it)
It’s Friday night…the weather has been up and down all day …still warm but raining throughout which makes it a little ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Tirrenia Viareggio
We spent the last 5 nights of our honeymoon here. After 6 days on heavy sightseeing we were happy to truly relax here. The town of Viareggio is a nice beachside town with lots of shopping, restaurants and open markets within 3-4 blocks for the hotel. It was only an hour drive from Florence, 12 km to Pisa and 20 km to Lucca. The hotel is only a block from the beache. The rooms are not huge but comfortable, clean and quiet. The hotel owner Lucca was very hospitable and usually available to answer any questions. The complimentary breakfast was one of our favorite parts of the day with pastries, fruit, cereal, yogurt, bread, cheese and salami, coffee, tea, or cappucinos/expresso. And in the evening you could buy a glass of wine or beer and sit in the garden or at a table in the dining room. The price was very affordable after visiting Rome and Italy (~90 euro/night) and just as comparable as far as the room and amenities. We easily parked on the street the hotel was on 30 ft. from the door of the hotel with no difficulty.
We stayed at the Hotel Tirrenia on the first night of our Italian vacation and it was outstanding in every respect. The staff, accomodations and breakfast were exceptional. The location was perfect with easy access to the beach and town centre, and Luca recommended an excellent seafood restaurant nearby. We hope to return very soon.
Friendly and good standard
Last july we spent our holidays by car in Tuscany , to visit the magnificent towns like Pisa, Lucca , Florence , Siena . We decided to stay some days on the coast , so we made alast minute in Hotel Tirrenia .
This was a nice and lucky occasion to stay in a friendly atmosphere , supported by a efficent staff who helped us how to organize our time . The room was clear and clean with all the standard of the category .
we are happy to suggest this nice hotel just two steps from the beach .