Pisa is a tourist's dream of a destination and it did not disappoint me - it was very beautiful. Pisa centre is quite compact and everything you want to see is within walking distance. I was only at Le Piagge for 2 nights, but due to my flight's early arrival, on that first day my son and I saw Pisa, then later on Lucca which is a short train ride away. We took a train to Florence the next day, which is about an hour. On the morning of our final day we spent a couple of hours at the coast and caught a bus back to Pisa, where our host Georgio met us to take us to the airport. Talk about Planes, Trains and Automobiles! All trains and buses are frequent and efficient (more so than the UK!), so don't be worried about missing one. Do make the easy trip to Florence - I had been before and was just a captivated on this, my second visit, as was my son.
Now, about Georgio .... He really is the most attentive host I have met on my travels, and he truly made our stay special. He picked us up from the airport, which is only a 5-10 minute drive from Le Piagge, gave us a quick tour and history lesson on Pisa before dropping us in the centre for a wander, insisting he would be happy to pick us up later. Without his advice and enthusiasm I know we would not have seen as much of Pisa and it's surrounding areas as we did. He fell in love with Pisa as a young man, and stayed, and it shows that he still loves his adopted city. Although he is a busy man, he was always on hand to help, and to give lifts if his time allows.
The accommodation is basic and clean with everything you need for a short stay - although in my view a pillow and a shower are my essentials! It has air-conditioning too for those hot summer nights. And Georgio is on hand is the morning with his pride and joy - his Real Italian Espresso machine! I'm a tea person, but my son needed his shot of italian-style caffeine. We stayed at Le Piagge because of the good reviews and I can say that they were well deserved, and I am happy to add my thanks to Georgio and Le Piagge for making my stay simply perfect!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- B & B The Piaggie Pisa, a few steps from the center and the Leaning Tower of Pisa, near the Hospital of Cisanello, at the Convention Center and International Airport Galileo Galilei, the Bed & Breakfast, offers you a warm welcome, to relax.Is 'the ideal place to stay in a quiet and comfortable place. Immersed in a green corner of the city near the river Arno, B & B Le Piagge, recently renovated, offers rooms with private bath room, television, air conditioning and a large common area where you will find the tranquility of a relaxing stay. ... more less