Just back from a marvelously relaxing yet totally energizing trip to Italy. So much to share with you, and with so many photos to view, discard, resize, and write their story, I thought it best to start with a simple lunch experience.
After an overnight flight, I landed in Milan, trained to Genova, switched trains, into Pisa, and got a great night’s sleep. Then, I was ready to tackle the new day.
After fueling up on a tasty breakfast at Hotel Alessandro Della Spina (since I kinda slept through dinner the night before…), I took an early walk around the city – to the river, crossed over, strolled through the park, walked back along the other side, and took my own sweet time exploring.
Time for photos of the really old section of Pisa.
New shops have opened. Not many tourists out just yet.
Have many of the streets to myself. Sun is soft and warm, and just perfect for photos.
One unique site was at the new North Face store. Standing on a tall ladder was a man painting an impressive scene of Pisa on the inside wall of the store.
How cool is that? Does YOUR North Face store have anything like THAT?…I think not!
This is my favorite church in Pisa – Santa Maria della Spina, built in 1230.
It seems to be “floating” on the banks of the river. Read all about it here, as the history is fascinating.
All this walking made me really hungry, so what’s a girl to do? After all, I’m in Italy….That’s right – time to start eating! So….off to lunch.
Amazingly, the simple pleasures are always the best in life – especially if said pleasure happens to involve a fresh, hot Pizza Margherita at La Lupa Ghiotta .
AND if that same pleasure comes with an ice-cold beer, well…that’s an added bonus indeed!
So that’s how my eating adventures started – in Pisa – with so many more to come. I’ll keep you “posted”, right?…..