Travel Blogs from Viareggio
... for dinner, as we hadn't explored this town very thoroughly the previous day. We found plenty of small cobbled streets filled with cafes, bars, shops and people everywhere. It really is a great town to be in, so it depends what you are after when choosing where to stay. Amazingly some friends were staying in Monterosso at exactly the same time we were in CT, but I didn't get their fb msg until we were on the train to rome the following ...
... meat, betraying our ethos. This particular section really betrayed us. It was a tiring journey of inside a tunnel, outside a tunnel, inside a tunnel, outside a tunnel, dark, light, dark light - getting small glances of the coastline before it was taken away again; and it was close to causing me an epileptic fit. Our trance was broken by the very innocent mistake of filling MAX with Diesel rather than Petrol after our Italian translation skills failed. The result was a good hour ...
... newer town area – which we suspect makes us unusual visitors. Despite a fantastic bowl of pasta for lunch at a busy local Trattoria, we have to agree that there is little else to see except for the tower and its accompanying church complex.
The van ‘park’ in Pisa was actually one corner of the local tourist bus parking area that had been converted for camper vans wishing to overnight. It was only 800 m from the leaning tower. ...
... The friend was dressed in a white shirt, black pants, and apron. I don't think he was part of the family, but he got along with them so well that he came off as more of a friend of their's than an employee. He was about their age as well. He would wait the tables and make the coffee behind a bar. He made Anne and I two very good cappuccinos.
Every once in a while the husband would come in from the desk and give a stir to ...
... the day. Like most of Italy, the times that stores, churches, museums, etc are open for the day are a very loose concept. Most places, including restaurants and shops, are closed for at least one day per week, and that could be any day they choose. Most places are open in the morning, close for 4 or 5 hours in the afternoon when everyone goes home to have lunch and a rest, and then re-open in the evenings, All of ...
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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 .