After five days spent in the heart of Tuscany, beneath green hills, vineyards and authentic villages, we packed our bags and headed up North. After a two hour drive our first stop was Pisa. Everytime we visit Pisa, we get the same impression. At least for us Pisa is quite hideous city with the majestic architecture. As soon as you find a parking spot (you need to be lucky and have a lot of patience), you have to deal with Africans and other refugees trying to sell you things like bracelets etc. At first they play it nice, but as soon as they realize you are not going to buy anything from them, they suddenly appear not-so-nice.
Getting from car to Piazza del Duomo is not so easy either. The street that leeds to the famous Piazza is very very (very!) crowded with all kinds of turists and (be aware!) street pickpockets.
Once you have successfully conquered all from the above – there it is. The majestic Pisa Cathedral and of course the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa (Torre pendente). The architecture is stunning . As it was warm and sunny , we decided to lay on the grass for some time, enjoy the sun and the view.
After a day spent in Pisa, we drove to Viareggio, where we spent next two days. Viareggio is one of my favourite places in Italy. It s a holiday resort, with beautiful sandy beaches, shops, cafeterias and restaurants. If you need a short gateway by the seaside – there you have it.
As we layed on the beach, soaking up the sun I got a call from my mom. She told me there is a snowstorm at home. Sea, sandy beach and sun instead of a snowstorm at home, lying next to a man I love, thinking about the upcoming travels and adventures. When I got off the phone, I closed my eyes and realized “This is happiness”.