Monday, August 15, 2011

Tuscany Day 3: the Final Day

This was our last day in Tuscany, so we had decided to stay "home" in Pisa and visit the sights there, including going up the tower. Each day, we've walked past the Tower on our way to and from the train station; it's a bit strange just walking past a tourist attraction, even though you are a tourist! So we had a leisurely breakfast, then walked into town.
By that stage, which was around midday, the queue for the tower had reached 4 o'clock, with 2 places left for the 4 o'clock, and 10 for the 5 o'clock.

That sealed our fate- we needed to be at the airport by 5, so we couldn't go up the tower. We weren't too disappointed, and instead just had a walk around, and a long lunch.






The restaurant was recommended in tripadvisor, and the food was yummy. We browsed the many souvenir stalls too, and did a little shopping.

I'm including a photo of the poolside at the hotel, with funky lilac furniture in the background. It was all plastic, but from a distance didn't look it, and was quite comfortable to sit on, and it has been in part the inspiration for my painting my own outdoor furniture pink.


This holiday diary seems to have taken longer than the actual holiday. I have a few last photos that I'll be posting for Black and White Wednesday, then it's onto a new topic (at last!).

10 comments:

  1. Sadly, I've never yet seen the Leaning Tower, fascinated though I am by it. I love Italy.

    Looks like you had a great time!

    Mx

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  2. Sadly, I've never yet seen the Leaning Tower, fascinated though I am by it. I love Italy.

    Looks like you had a great time!

    Mx

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  3. Lovely images! I have visited Tuscany my self a few years back, the Chianti area. Unfortunately never made it to Pisa.;) Next time.;))
    Thank you Mimi for your wonderful comments at my place, they warmed my heart.;))
    xoxo

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  4. When we went to see the Leaning Tower it was covered in scaffolding and closed to the public.They were putting in a foundation to prevent it slipping too much! However, I was able to take photos and it was still exciting to see it.
    Thanks for showing us so much of your holiday and for reminding me of mine! You are a great photographer!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  5. The plastic furniture looks upholstered. It's so unexpected and with the lavender flowers in the foreground, it looks so inviting. I've not yet been to Italy, but it's been on my to-do list for a long time.

    It's all so beautiful.

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  6. Thanks for taking me along on your travels. This is such a beautiful part of the world. And you've brought home a bit of the color and fun, too, in your paint inspiration.

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  7. I'm sorry you didn't get up in the tower. I never would have imagined that you needed a reservation. Your photos of it are lovely and it sounds like you had a wonderful vacation.
    I bet they chose purple because of the flowers in front - nice inspiration.

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  8. One of most beautiful cities on earth!!!

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  9. Would have been nice to view the city from the tower, but it looks like you spent your time well!

    One of my favs is lavender, so I would have loved that poolside :-)

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