We started our Italian adventure in the city of Pisa. And it’s a fabulous sleepy city. Practically speaking it has cheap airline tickets to get there (woot Wizz Air!), an airport close to town, everyplace is within walking distance. From a visitor’s perspective, while it has its touristy hotspot, there are small streets to meander where you get a feel for life. We loved it all — touristy Leaning Tower stuff and cobblestone streets.


David and Melody choose their first ever Italian gelato


Cobblestone streets


Piazza del Duomo


David holding up the Leaning Tower


Duomo Nave


Botanical Gardens – House in the Grotesque Style


Santa Maria della Spina on the Arno River


Keith Haring mural

Breakdown:
Days: about one full day and one night (15 – 16 April)
Lodging: We stayed at the Delfo Hostel in private double rooms for 19€/person/night. It was spotless, beautiful, in a nice and convenient neighborhood, with a fantastic kitchen, and had a wonderful host (shout out, Francesco!). Probably the best accommodations we had in Italy.
Visited:

  • Piazza del Duomo (Duomo, Baptistry, & Leaning Tower)
  • Piazza dei Cavalieri
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Santa Maria della Spina (on the Arno)
  • Keith Haring mural

All of our Pisa photos can be found here!