Citytrip Pisa, Italy
October 2017







June 13, 2017


Pisa is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, intersected by the river Arno just before it empties into the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its leaning tower, the city contains more than 20 other historic churches, several medieval palaces and various bridges across the Arno. Much of the city's architecture was financed from its history as one of the Italian maritime republics.


The origin of the name, Pisa, is a mystery. While the origin of the city had remained unknown for centuries, the Pelasgi, the Greeks, the Etruscans, and the Ligurians have been proposed as founders of the city. Ancient Roman authors referred to Pisa as an old city.

Pisa served as a base for Roman naval expeditions against Ligurians, Gauls and Carthaginians. In 180 BC, it became a Roman colony under Roman law, as Portus Pisanus. According to history the decline of Pisa as a port began on August 6, 1284, when the numerically superior fleet of Pisa was defeated by the brilliant tactics of the Genovese fleet.

Pisa was the birthplace of the important early physicist Galileo Galilei. The city is also still the seat of an archbishop. Besides its educational institutions, Pisa has become a light industrial centre and a railway hub.








Day 1
Sunday, October 1th


Today we leave for a city-trip to the town of Pisa, Italy. We go by car to Rotterdam where we park at a secured parking. You need to make reservations here. It is still quite dark as we reach the parking. After having announced ourselves......

 


Day 2
Monday, October 2th


The B&B does not only deliver beds, it also serves breakfast. The Italians clearly have a sweet tooth. Marmalade and other sweet bread covers with sugarcoated rolls are available for breakfast. There are also slices of meat and cheese......

 


Day 3
Tuesday, October 3th


Siena! Today we go site seeing at the nearby town of Siena. After our breakfast we pack out things and head of to the train station. First we need to take the train to Florence. This train stops at Empoli where we need to get out and wait for our transfer......

 

Day 4
Wednesday, October 4th


Field trip again! Today we are off to see the port town off Livorno. After breakfast we head of to the train station where we buy the tickets for the trip and get to the platform. The train ride circles around the airport and takes us through the open......

 


Day 5
Thursday, October 5th


Today we set out for Lucca, another one of the more interesting and older cities in the direct vicinity of Pisa. Having purchased train tickets, we hop on to the first train we can get to Lucca. The distance is roughly equal......

 


Day 6
Friday, October 6th


Today we remain in Pisa, no field trip today. We enjoy our breakfast with a fried egg and some fresh rolls. Since we do not need to catch a train we take our time. Through the glass doors opening to the garden we can see the sun shine brightly. Again it is going to be......

 

Day 7
Saturday, October 7th


LAST DAY IMPRESSIONS OF PISA.......

 




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B&B Villa Gini

B&B Villa Gini