Pisa

Monday, 26 March 2012

Jasmine and I took a day tour to Pisa from Florence (one hour train journey, approx 14euro for return train tickets) specially for The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

We disliked Pisa the moment we stepped out of the train.

Because there were too many cars!
And it was too noisy.

In comparison, Florence was quiet, beautiful and it was really nice walking everywhere.

Anyhow, we decided to do a walking tour and this was the guide we followed:
http://goeurope.about.com/cs/italy/a/pisa_walking.htm
....and we got lost like, right away....we didn't even get the first paragraph right hahahahaha!

To be fair to us, the walking guide wasn't completely clear and it should've included street names so we know where we should head towards and where we'll end up at. *not bimbos*

BUT the gelato shop and restaurant mentioned in it were reallyyyyy good! (at least we found them!!)
In fact, I think the best (and my personal favourite) meal was at il Campano, in Pisa! :) (pictures of the yummy food at the end!)

Now, on to the pictures!





 It was so gloomy and we thought it was going to rain
but the next moment when we got out from a street, 
the sun was shining again!

 The gelato shop!
You won't miss it on your way to the tower.


It was so slanted in real life but we couldn't capture it in pictures!




Things people do at the Leaning Tower 
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hahahahhaha!


I love this picture of us!


While waiting to go up to the Tower...
Which, by the way, I strongly DISCOURAGE you to do so.
It was the most torturous 15euro spent!
The climb up was tormenting and it was exactly as what I overheard the couple in front of me said,
"So this is what it feels like to be drunk and walking up stairs".
The defect of the Tower was further felt as we kept going round and round...
I felt so giddy and unbalanced.






By the time we caught our breaths,
we had to go down...
So.......don't bother to go up the tower!


And then we went to il Campano for lunch!
Pretty small place and it was full house at lunchtime.


 Pasta with truffles!

 Seafood soup
Yummy albeit too salty

 Cute little eggs with truffle bits

Pasta with Italian sausage (minced meat) and black cabbage

EVERY. SINGLE. DISH. WAS DELICIOUS!!!
Definitely our most memorable meal of the entire trip! :)

Antica Trattoria il Campano (Pisa)
Address: Via Cavalca 19 Centro, 56126

And that was our one-day adventure in Pisa!

15 comments:

  1. Hi, where did you get the sling bag you used in Pisa? Thanks!

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  2. Hey Jessica,

    Was it easy to get around in Italy. Like asking for directions and ordering food.
    They speak English?

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    1. We didn't have any difficulty getting around Italy actually...
      Guess we relied a lot on our maps!
      They do have English menus too and most of them do speak little English.
      Italy is pretty tourist-y actually so no worries!

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  3. Hello!
    Love your coat! Was wondering if you could share where you got it from?
    Thanks :)
    Cheryl

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  4. hi, where did u get ur sunglass from?

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    1. That's really nice to know, thank you! :)

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  6. Hi Jessica, all the pictures are so pretty!
    May I know if you used any special app/software, or was it just your Canon S100? :)

    Thanks in advance!

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    1. i used the preset functions in the camera, didn't edit at all :)

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  7. hi jess! where did your friend get her black boots from? :) have been looking for one like that..

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  8. jasmine is looking so stylish! you girls look great together!

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