Bagni di Pisa Palace & Spa
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We have now learnt two things about the weather in this part of Italy- it knows how to be hot and it knows how to rain.
We managed to get under way soon after 08:00. The first part of the ride was on nice quiet roads through lovely countryside up to a little way beyond the lovely hilltop village of San Gimignano. We had an elevenses stop of spinach tortillas at San Gimignano.
Some way after San Gimignano the rain started - the ...
... passed than we looked out the window to see the Swiss Alps spread out below us so close and so clear it was as though it was a purpose built tour! The Swiss Alps morphed into the Italian Alps and before we knew it, we were commencing our descent into Pisa.
It's just over 18 months since I was last in Pisa on a very different adventure. I was relieved in my exhaustion to find the airport so familiar so I could turn my mind to practicalities while Mum revelled ...
... there is an S.O.S. chain The driving is somewhat chaotic with many cars, motorcycles, lots of scooters and bicycles all weaving in and out trying to get somewhere Public washrooms normally cost between 1 and 2 Euros. One cannot just walk in a restaurant to use the washroom. Italians love shoes and hotels have mechanical shoe shine machines to keep them in perfect shape (thinking of you John G.) More next ...
... best when he said "I would visit this tower even if were straight". After the obligatory "pushing over of the tower pictures", we couldn't resist having a few slices of pizza while sitting at a cafe over looking the leaning tower of Pisa. You gotta have Pizza in Pisa!
After lunch we headed to the beach in Pisa. It was a Saturday and it was extraordinarily hot, so we were not the only one's with this idea. Most of the city of Pisa was at the beach with ...
... to the sea of any of the walks. We reached a padlocked gate with a sign saying the track was closed. We found out later there was a high track that goes around the landslide.
Back we went to the station to catch a train to Manarola to look around and then do the walk to the last town. Just as we arrived at the station a train pulled in at the opposite ...