The Rest of the Campo Dei Miracoli

It amazed me when we got to the Campo Dei Miracoli just how many tourists seemed to dash up the Leaning Tower and then dash off out of this square somewhere else. Loads of people seemed to come to take the “holding the Tower up” pictures then beat a hasty retreat to the next tourist…

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

This is what Pisa was all about for Son – a trip to the Leaning Tower so he could pose for one of those cheesy “holding it up” pictures. Husband and I had visited years ago mid restoration project when they were working to sort out the tilt and prevent the whole thing toppling. We were…

San Ranieri – Our Pisa Hotel

We dithered about a Pisa hotel – the options in the city centre (our preference) were super expensive and I found lots of bad reviews in which the words “bed” and “bugs” seemed to appear with alarming frequency. Husband had found the San Ranieri at the start of our search but it was dismissed as being too far from…

Around Pisa

This was supposed to be a trip to Budapest. Flights were booked, research was done and itinerary set with military precision. Then a certain budget airline changed our flights to leaving and arriving at stupid o’clock and scuppered all these best laid plans. At least we were allowed to re-book, so having checked availability we…