Pizza in Pisa!


After our time in Tuscany, Pisa was our base city since we were also heading
north to Cinque Terre! Pisa is cheaper and easier to stay in than the coastal
towns, especially now that Cinque Terre will be limiting tourists and requiring
tickets for entry. Pisa made it easy and fun to explore the surrounding region,
and we had fun in the town itself – seeing the leaning tower, strolling the river,
shopping on the streets, and of course eating lots of amazing pizza & gelato!
IMG_2880^^ The cutest little balcony of Hotel Bologna where we stayed.
We rented a quadruple room with two beds so we could all have a
slumber party! We loved this charming little spot and recommend it!
Tuscany Road Trip Itinerary!4IMG_2861PisaIMG_2875IMG_2796IMG_2850IMG_2807Pisa (and all of Italy) had such perfect weather. I will always go back in the spring
or fall now, because it was so much better with less crowds + great weather!
IMG_2806IMG_2881IMG_2866IMG_2801Pisa can seem a bit rough around the edges compared to other elegant
Italian towns nearby, but I think it has character and so much to offer.
It’s not a huge sightseeing destination outside of the tower, but again –
it offers a great location for Tuscany + the coast, with cheaper places to stay.
IMG_3973One other perk of this hotel: it was so central, WITH free included parking! Bonus!
Tuscany Road Trip Itinerary!1The first item of business in any Italian city should always be gelato!
H
ead to De Coltelli right on the river. We happened upon it late at
night not knowing it was super popular here, and just about died over the
flavors! Get the almond/ fresh strawberry/ macadamia nut/ANYTHING here.
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We did the leaning tower at dusk which was fun + had such pretty lighting.
IMG_2840IMG_4013Haha ^^ we saw another group doing this and just couldn’t resist.
Tuscany Road Trip Itinerary!6
IMG_2790IMG_2838All of those photo opps made us HUNGRY! We walked the street in search of pizza…
IMG_2851IMG_2852We wandered into a little place called Pizzeria la Tana and completely loved it.
I’m sure there are more famous spots, but this one worked for us! Delicious and cheap.

IMG_2857The lit-up river on the way home was a perfect view to pair with some gelato ^^
IMG_2790Our cute cozy room was calling our name after a fun day in Pisa.
The only thing was, we barely slept because we just wanted to stay
up talking all night with our beds facing each other! It was a true
sleepover and the best memory with friends we have missed seeing :)
IMG_4025After all of our fun adventures, we had to say goodbye at the Pisa airport
as our friends were catching a train to Germany & Austria, and we were heading
back to Amsterdam. Good thing we’ll see them again soon back in the USA,
but ^^ here is how Chase and Tay said goodbye :) Haha funniest friends!
IMG_4017Chase and I boarded one of our last European flights (only about 3 more until we move home!)

IMG_4023And we casually flew over the Swiss Alps on the way home ^^
When the pilot pointed out the Matterhorn from above I
realized just how much I am going to miss living over here.

Ciao, Pisa!

xo


'Pizza in Pisa!' has 11 comments

  1. April 24, 2016 @ 4:27 am McKenzie

    Fun to be there with friends! I love that you guys had a slumber party. It was raining when I was last there so I don’t notice as much of the charm. Fun!

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  2. April 24, 2016 @ 5:29 am Morgan A.

    You’re so lucky that you’ve gotten to see so many friends along your travels! That’s amazing. I always wanted to do a “couple” vacation like that. I miss sleepovers haha. And I am starving, I could basically eat pizza right now for breakfast. The thought of it just sounds sooo good right now. Thanks for keeping pizza and ice cream in my mind haha. xx

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    • emi

      April 24, 2016 @ 7:37 pm emi

      That has been one of the best parts, being with friends traveling!

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  3. April 24, 2016 @ 1:02 pm mom

    That was a pretty Pisa than I remember in the rain with you. I loved the colored doors, the gelato shots and how cute you guys all looked together. Glad you are homeward bound tonight.

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    • emi

      April 24, 2016 @ 7:37 pm emi

      Loved when we were there together :)

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  4. April 24, 2016 @ 1:12 pm Kari

    We only spent the day in Pisa, but hope to go back because it was such a surprising little town with such good food! Its so good to see that it really is as great as it seemed!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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    • emi

      April 24, 2016 @ 7:38 pm emi

      Agreed!! Hope you go back for longer sometime! :)

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  5. April 24, 2016 @ 2:23 pm Heather

    A few travelers told us that Pisa wasn’t worth our time, but I agree with you! I thought it was quite charming & I’m so glad we went anyways!
    Loving the posts! Tuscany looked like a DREAM! You guys are amazing! Safest travels!

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    • emi

      April 24, 2016 @ 7:38 pm emi

      Yes it all depends on itinerary but it worked perfectly for us! xx

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  6. April 25, 2016 @ 1:55 am Sophie

    Lovely photos! Now I feel like pizza hahaha :)

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  7. April 25, 2016 @ 7:41 pm Rachel

    That group photo with the Leaning Tower is the BEST! Haha. What an incredible view of the Alps from the plane too!

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