We (group of 8 adults) stayed at B and B BorgoLargo 51 the first night we arrived in Italy. We were staying in a Villa in Vorno for a week and the Villa would pick us up in either Pisa or Florence the next day. So glad we chose Pisa and B&B BorgoLargo51. Pisa, the bed and breakfast, Cecilia, the restaurant we ate dinner at, and the gelato were all a fabulous introduction to Italy. We chose to walk the short distance from the train station to the B and B since we had been on a plane all night, and three hours by train from Rome to Pisa, felt the need to walk about, which ended up being a great choice. Once we entered the no drive area we were met by lovely outdoor cafes, shops etc. which we would have missed if we had taken a cab. The doors to all of these buildings are very old and very beautiful! I entered my first church in Italy in this no drive area. It was simple in Italian standards and very beautiful!
The bed and breakfast is lovely, and all of the bedrooms and bathrooms were very clean. We had arranged with Cecilia ahead of time to check in later than her normal check in time, which wasn't a problem at all. Cecilia was very helpful, providing us with an iron and ironing board and with directions to a grocery/wine store and advice of where to go for dinner. We asked for a recommendation for a restaurant that the locals like to go to. Cecilia suggested Ostoria di Culegna, Via Mercanti 25 which was a very short walk from the bed and breakfast. It was one of the best meals I had during our 2 weeks in Italy. The menu isn't huge but what was on there was excellent. Our waitress spoke perfect English, was very friendly, which made it very easy/nice for us. On the way home, somewhere between the restaurant and bed and breakfast we stopped at a gelatto place. The gelatto was fantastic!! When we got home, it was so nice to sit out on the very large terrace and enjoy a glass of great Italian wine (that cost about 4 euro for the bottle at a store close to the bed and breakfast) Don't leave any alcohol out as we left an open bottle of Baileys in the kitchen and the morning worker came in and dumped it down the drain. We didn't know we should have taken it to one of our rooms. It didn't cost as much as at home so it was just a lesson learned.
Breakfast was great and it was really nice to sit out on the terrace, with a lovely view. The espresso coffee was great and now that I am home I am trying to find where I can buy a Lavazza espresso machine like Cecilia's . We weren't being picked up by our driver until 2:00 in the afternoon so Cecilia allowed us to leave our luggage at the B and B until the driver came, which allowed us to easily go out and explore Pisa. The Basilica there is so beautiful!
Even though the B&B is in a no drive zone, the driver was able to drive right to the corner next to Cecilia's so it was very convenient.
I would highly recommend this bed and breakfast to anyone. I did really like Florence when we went there but I am so glad we spent our first night in Italy in Pisa....not too large or too busy and a perfect B&B.
We had 4 out of 5 rooms, didn't have the room right in the middle, and no one in our group had a...
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