Travel Blogs from Viareggio
... ticket for the next bus to the mall, which is coming at near 1 hour's time. We wanted to have more time to shop, so we dragged our luggages for quite a distance to ask for the price of taxi fare from the Firenze smn station to the mall. It's freaking 65€ for a one way ticket (before extra baggage charge, dunno what's that even), while the shutter bus is only 10€ for a two way ticket! So we decided to just stick to our original plan and wait 1 hour for ...
... were back at the Village in the mountains, hugging Pierre with gratitude.
The disparity of the day was glaringly obvious – Monaco to Eco-Village like Apple Ipad to ink on paper. Our evenings were spent having some great conversations and laughs (matching the great food and wine) with like-minded folk. Knud was a hilarious German music lover (who chose option B) on holiday with his son. We listened to his stories of being in the revolution of Berlin when the wall ...
... shoes. We
decided to take them back to the store to see if they would exchange them or if
they could do anything for us. We didn’t have a docket and was just hoping that
they would remember us.
On the way to Santa Maria we bumped into Libby
after she was returning from her 3 lap bike ride as round La Mura …and we
chatted for a while before we continued our walk to the store. Once there we were
met by the store owner and I let him know about ...
... only five hours a day. Whew! She is great, though we are not thrilled about the restaurant she suggested we try tonight. Two plates of fish none of which we recognized, except a prawn each, many with heads and eyes staring at us, and their full bodies so you know there are organs in there. Funny we would get all squeamish when we eat raw things on rice at home twice a week, but there you go.
We are in heaven here. The room is beautiful, painted ...
... a few minutes of tinkering he said…’ok!!! Lets hear what you’ve got’…so without any warm up at all or any real singing for the last 4 months he starts playing ‘Recondit ‘armonia…Tosca’… ;.nothing like an easy one to get the tonsils going.
I gave it my best shot (probably trying too hard)…but it was quite good…got all the important notes and all the correct words…it wasn’t the best ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Tirrenia Viareggio
Great deal, close to the beach
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.
FYI - all of the beaches are private there and you pay for access to the beach with a lounge chair or for an umbrella and two sling back chairs. They are very clean, have toliets, showers, changing rooms and snack bars or their own mini restaurants. The hotel has a discount as one of the beaches a block away, ask owner for pass.
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 .