Valentine’s Day should be something special, whether it comes in the form of a box of chocolates and a pretty card or a trip somewhere fancy. For those wishing to go all out this coming Valentine’s, consider a trip to Pisa, a beautifully artistic location in the Tuscany region of Italy.
The city is neither large nor overwhelming and sets a perfectly rustic atmosphere which would be great for a couple seeking a relaxed and romantic break. So where do you begin in this quaint, charming city? Obviously, it’s not a trip to Pisa without visiting the renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa. For a small price, you’re able to walk up the sloping tower and enjoy the beautiful views of Pisa. The square below is perfect for a light lunch afterwards as well.
One of the best ways to soak up this romantic culture is to take a romantic walk through one of the many parks, or piazzas. The Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a stunning part of the city and is home to such monuments as the Leaning Tower and Duomo di Pisa, the cathedral. At night when the lights are on, the place absolutely comes to life, generating a memorable atmosphere that really emanates something so special, that it’s hard not to be romantic about Pisa. Another notable location is Piazza dei Cavalieri, a smaller square that features a number of archaic buildings depicting an artistic flair made popular during the Italian Renaissance.
Flights to Pisa are easy to find and there are usually a great bunch of deals available for those who have an eye for this kind of thing. A bit of research will give you all the right details and the nearest airport is Galileo Galilei Airport which is very close to the city and local transport is easy enough to get around on, promoting a warm, welcoming atmosphere which is sure to set you at ease at the start of your romantic weekend.
Booking A Pisa Hotel
To keep the romance in the air you’ll have to book the right hotel and eat at the right restaurants. There’s something remarkably mystifying about Italian cuisine and its marked difference from British culture which renders it quite romantic in theory but in terms of hotels, you’re going to be looking at places like San Ranieri Hotel, a class establishment with everything one would need for a contemporary foray into the heart of Pisa. Elsewhere, a more traditional couple may like to stay at Eden Park Resort, a collection of chalets near the airport that takes in some of Tuscany’s most picturesque scenes, offering a slightly less urban view of the city.
The restaurants around Pisa are naturally a very strong part of its appeal and they are certainly plentiful. Funicoli is a small place, not too far off from the Leaning Tower, that serves pizza and pasta and anything else you’ve come to expect from Italian cuisine. It’s not known as a large tourist spot and isn’t too expensive. At the higher end of the market, La Mescita offers expensive but excellent food that mixes a more traditional recipe with something elegant.
Pisa is a glorious city for a couple celebrating Valentine’s Day and many of the areas surrounding it are perfect as well, whether it be a trip to Florence or a delicate walk in the beautiful Tuscany countryside. Pisa is not expensive and caters exclusively to those seeking a laid-back and attractive romantic holiday. – Travel Feeder, the ultimate travel photo blog.
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