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
Piazza del Duomo
David holding up the Leaning Tower
Botanical Gardens – House in the Grotesque Style
Santa Maria della Spina on the Arno River
Keith Haring mural
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.
- 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!