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Taxi ride 10€ and check-in priceless, thank Nacizio (sorry for any misspelling because he was great, na-cheese-c-o), we dropped our luggage and then Nacizio directed us to a place where we had dinner, yum, food was wonderful. Luigi the owner and Simone our waiter made us feel like very welcomed guests, the food was superb. (photos) After …
... Pisa, we did more walking. The coaches are not allowed into the historical areas so we walked. Although it is so often on any tourist’s itinerary in Italy, and in some ways could seem to be just another touristy thing to do, it was still quite exciting to see the leaning tower for ourselves.
It was funny to see so many tourists posing for photographs while “holding up the tower.” After some free time to wander about we were ...
... that the weather will be better in Pisa, and that as the day goes along the sun will put in an appearance and the rain will go somewhere else. So our journey begins. First we catch the shuttle bus out of the port which drops us in the middle of towns. First stop the tourist information office where we pick up some general information, then across the road to the Tabacchi to buy some bus tickets. Next we catch the bus to the train station and the rain is ...
... you can feel the lean right away. The lean became more pronounced as you climb up higher. Thank goodness mom and dad still have it in them to climb up 300 stairs! The views from up there were not to be missed! This tower houses the 7 bells that ring for the Cathedral. It leans about 5 degrees, though it was a tad more back in the 90s before its restoration.
We then took ...
... the restaurant. He's still out there now enjoying beer, a Tom Sharp book that makes him laugh out loud and the cool dark evening, whilst I prepare for tomorrow and blog. I am happy also having sourced a can of Diet Coke for 1 eruo as apposed to 5 in the restaurant. We will keep our fridge well stocked over the next few days. Its so hot we need to keep our fluid intake up, well that's Lyn's excuse!
Certainly feeling chilled!
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Verdi Pisa
This hotel was good, the staff wonderful especially Nacizio ( sorry if I misspell). Good central location, we could walk every where, air conditioning ( it wasn't like our a/c but we have done with less) and wifi EVERYWHERE!
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Verdi Pisa
Served its purpose
Stayed in family room with one other couple. Good location within walking distance (10 mins) of Tower. V. noisy night to band playing in next door church the night we stayed. Breakfast was good. The room was clean and the staff were friendly. The 2nd double bed was a sofa bed though. Good value for money.
After 12 days backpacking/camping across tuscany i checked into Verdi for 2 nights before flying home to the UK. A phone call to the hotel (after plucking the number from the Lonely Planet guidebook) put me through to a helpful young guy with better English than my Italian who gave me good directions and information.
Great hotel in a quiet location
This hotel wasn't in the center of Pisa, but it was a safe quiet location and well within walking distance of all of the sights of Pisa.
The hotel staff was very friendly and helpful, and their English was good enough for us to get information about sights, trains, and restaurants. Everything went smoothly; the bathroom was a bit small, but clean and with good water pressure. We had an ugly view of an interior courtyard, but the room was bright and clean. In all, a wonderful stay.
Hotel Verdi is a great deal!
I travel to Italy quite frequently. I stayed at Hotel Verdi for most of summer 2000. I't s fine hotel for the money. The people are wonderful and very heplful. They'll make you feel at home. Parking is tight all over Pisa, but you can find parking. Hotel Verdi is very near Teatro Verdi. Pisa is a great town...I spent 2 summers there. A great inexpensive "home base" for exploring all of Tuscany. Tell the people at Verdi that Lou the trumpet player from Philly sent you!!!