Travel Blogs from Viareggio
... oil. The place was breathtaking beautiful with seating outside at tables with candles and chandeliers and the meal made us feel like we were in Foody Heaven. Our meal started with a selection of over 20 antipastos complemented by 3 different bottles of their wine, followed by 2 pasta dishes, one with bacon and truffels, the other was porcini mushrooms. Now this is what I had been dreaming that pasta would taste like. It melted in your ...
... music performed by a professional orchestra. The performance was held in a a very old church, great acoustics but very hard benches, in the old walled city. Puccini wrote such things as Madame Butterfly and la Boheme among many others. Our performance was devoted to the music of Johann and Josef Strauss. It was an impressive experience finished with a drive home under a Tuscan ...
Jen says: After a week of traveling we hadn't even realized how good it is to have travel friends until we met our Germs (or Germans as Americans call them). Patrick and Gerrit asked us to take their photo and from there we struck up a great friendship. We instantly connected and began sharing drinks, cultural differences, and even introduced them to the game Apples to Apples. We found out that we had similar itineraries for the next few days, so decided to meet up ...
... Sera". Someone else was coming in, and we noticed that the practice was to leave your key at the desk every time you left the hotel. We hadn't done this, but it seemed like a good policy because the keys are on very heavy brass keychains.
We left the key with the Father-In-Law, and headed out to the restaurant that the wife had recommended to us. But when we got there we didn't have a reservation so they didn't have room for us. We went back to the ...
... I wrote the last sentence your father got up, so we went to the forno( bakery) to buy our morning sweet rolls. The woman there is part Sicilian. We had to say goodbye to them. The Sweet rolls, riempieni (filled with cream or ricotta) are sitting waiting for me. We've turned in the car, so we plan to just stroll around Lucca today and to take it easy. Tomorrow we leave for ...
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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 .