View Full Version : Florence & Pisa, Italy
06-10-2007, 07:21 AM
I just spent three days in Florence and Pisa (spur of the moment break thanks to Ryanair's special offers!). Florence in particular has some of the most stunning architecture and art I've ever seen. An absolutely fantastic city, and one that I'd recommend everybody visits. The last day was spent in Pisa, again plenty to see and of course the leaning tower is a must.
06-10-2007, 08:07 AM
Your pics never cease to amaze me.
They are great and thank you.
06-10-2007, 08:19 AM
lovely pics mate. I,ve been to Florence and it was one of my favourite places on my holiday. I stayed in a lovely apartment overlooking a military camp and the wonderful city. Brings back some memories, thanks:)
06-10-2007, 08:32 AM
Fantastic Photos Snapple :handclap::handclap::handclap:
06-10-2007, 08:57 AM
Great photos, my other half has been pestering me to take her there ever since she did an interior design course.. Where did you stay? any recommendations?
06-10-2007, 09:27 AM
Great pics:handclap: i love Italy
Spot-on Snappel, looks like u had a whale of a time. What a lovely place it is!
06-10-2007, 12:41 PM
Thanks for all the comments - appreciated. I must say, it was good to be out without a tripod and torch for a change!!
billo - I stayed at the 'Five Star Hostel', which is built in an old tower-like building. The room was nice...
...and they gave us a discount as we had to move rooms after the first night due to a booking error. Bathroom was shared with another room, but was absolutely spotless. Can't really fault the accomodation, very friendly staff too. I think it should be about £60 a night for a double room, which is what you'd pay for a Travelodge over here. Plus it was 10 minutes' walk from the centre of Florence, and you get breakfast thrown in. At Pisa we slept at the airport - not something I'd recommend as they kick you out at midnight until 4am!!
I'm just showing Collette these pics Snappel, could be our next short break!
06-10-2007, 12:53 PM
Honestly, you'll have a good time. And it's not that expensive to eat/drink, although we did get stung at one bar when a bill arrived for 16 Euros for two beers!! On the whole a beer is around 4/5 Euros, and you'll get a decent main course for around 10 Euros.
If you decide to go, the main cathedral and dome must be seen, the Bapistry next door is amazing, also the Academy and Uffizi galleries are worth a look. Big queues though at the galleries, so it's a good idea to go the day before and book for the next day. You'll probably fly to Pisa, so may aswell go and see the tower.
06-10-2007, 01:22 PM
Splendid pictures, but not too sure about that leaning tower though. Somebody should have a word and get the thing straightened!
06-10-2007, 03:57 PM
Next time you go, and i'm sure you will, visit Luccha aswell. It can be reached by rail from any of the following, Pisa, Florence and Livorno for about €9.00. one could actually do all three in one day, not seeing to much mind you. :)Luccha is a smaller version of Florence with a fewer tourists.
PS: WE stood in aproximately the same place to take our pictures.:)
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