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  1. My last full day in Pisa

    posted by Rebecca Keenan | 2 Comments

    My last full day in Pisa

    Sep252009

    I had a great last full day in Pisa today. Well, in Pisa and Lucca, the town where I spent half the day. Lucca is an awesome little town and it's about 25 minutes from Pisa by train.

    It's surrounded by old and imposing town walls and inside the fortification you'll find winding streets, pretty piazzas, lots of shops and a great selection of bars and restaurants. A really great place to spend a good chunk of a day, and I'm really glad I took the time to head out there. The train journey is pretty cool too, because you get to see the mountains and the Tuscan countryside, which is really beautiful.

    Tonight I had the most delicious meal I've had since I've been here in Ristorante Turiddo on Via Domenico Cavalca. I stumbled across it after making a wrong turn onto one of Pisa's many narrow streets and I'm really glad I did. Had this delicious ravioli dish with a porcini mushroom sauce, a giant basket of bread and a pretty substantial portion of tiramisu for dessert. I left a very happy customer because it was really good value too!

    Got some night shots around the Tower too, which was cool. Have to say though, my favourite thing about today (other than the food) was standing on the Ponte di Mezzo and watching the sun set over the Arno. A gorgeous sight.

  2. 2 Comments so far.

    peter said on 25/01/2011 at 7:40am

    Lucca is one of the best small towns you could imagine BUT you MUST stay within the walls. Try the audio walking tour from the tourist office OR just stroll along the walls. Centrally located to lots of other places nearby by train, day tickets are cheap just don't expect trains to run on time - its Italy enjoy. The YHA is great value.

    mary signo said on 11/11/2009 at 9:30am

    Pisa is a very beautiful city. Small but nice

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