From Rome to Pisa

It’s time to say goodbye to Rome and head to Pisa. What to make of Rome? We both had a love / hate relationship with the city.

The most stressful day of the trip was spent there and neither of us are fans of big cities. Rome is big, grimy and noisy. But then it’s also quiet, historic, epic and gorgeous.

Illustrating our frustrations with Rome, we missed our train due to a mix up over times. Which meant two hours sitting around the train station.

Once on the train we were off to Pisa. As we travelled. the train sped through some parts of Italy that are never making the tourist brochures.

Parts of the country seem abandoned. Empty rusted buildings, wasteland and even a boat standing alone in the middle of a field. This Italy isn’t historic or beautiful but is probably a better reflection of people’s day to day lives, especially given the current economic mess.

And what of Pisa? Well, Sundays in Pisa are rather quiet with most things closed (I know ‘Sunday’s’ is spelt wrong in the tweet by the way). It was nice to be somewhere away from the city noises and we did get our first glimpse of the leaning tower (from our hotel roof).

Leaning Tower of Pisa


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