Pisa - Italy

AirportPisa is home to the Galileo Galilei Airport. The centre can be reached in 10 minutes by city bus — the bus line L.A.M. Rossa (Linea ad Alta Mobilità) connects the airport, the central train station and Piazza dei Miracoli. Otherwise the centre can be reached in 5 minutes by train. BusesLocal bus service in Pisa is managed by Compagnia Pisana Trasporti (CPT). Intercity buses depart from the main bus station in Piazza Sant'Antonio.Terravision operates an express coach service from Pisa Airport to Florence's Santa Maria Novella train station. TrainsThe city is served by three train st

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agoseta :

Journeying around Monti Pisani like 200 years ago Journeying on to Florence through the Tuscan countryside around Monti Pisani: Lucca, Pisa and other delightful towns dot the road to Pisa where who are guested of the Agostini family Villa di Corliano. The family - and 2 resident ghosts - still welcome guest at the Villa, much as it they were at the height of its fame in the 1770’s. The stay at Bagni di Pisa (health giving waters are still offered to an international clientele) and visit Pisa during one of the city’s festivals, staying at the Agostini Pisa Palace to enjoy the best view of the festivities San Ranieri festivities - Pisa Lungarno The Villa has hosted many illustrious guests such as Gustavus III of Sweden, Federico IV of Norway, Christian II of Denmark, the Royal Family of Great Britain, Benedict Stuart Cardinal of York, General Murat, Luigi Buonaparte, Paolina Borghese, Carlo Alberto of Savoy, the poets Byron and Shelley, and various other personages from the history books. The area of the Pisa hills was already an attraction for enlightened travellers in the first half of the 1700s with the growth of the thermal spa of San Giuliano (Bagni di Pisa), which became a fashionable spot for the well-off classes. The mansions on the road along the hills, already renowned as places of gentle idleness and relaxation in the heart of the countryside and also for their small industrial facilities for the transformation of agricultural products, soon assumed the characteristics of true leisure resorts, just like those narrated by Carlo Goldoni and which we can continue to enjoy today . Shelley's house in Bagni di Pisa The Villa Agostini della Seta di Corliano is on the road which runs along the foot of the hills from Pisa to Lucca, passing through the small town of San Giuliano Terme. The Villa is a historical fifteenth century mansion surrounded by a centuries old park. It is a property of great charm in which the owners offer, in 12 rooms and 2 suites, a relaxing stay immersed in the beauties of the local countryside. Guests, if they like, can join in the day to day activities of the villa. They can have relaxing strolls in the park, potter around in the gardens, chat or have dinner with the owners in the farmhouse of the villa – today a high class restaurant They can also organize all the necessary details for your meetings, events, weddings in the 1700’s small pivate church or in the small Pisa Palace 1400’s sky garden or in the 35.000 smt park of Villa della Seta di Corliano. Villa di Corliano – San Giuliano Terme Conventions can be hosted in a historic Italian cinema (founded on 1905) and restructured with modern audio visual technologies on 2004 near the Vecchio Dado Resturant (founded on 1746) and the Royal Victoria Hotel (founded on 1839). We also suggest a very good italian ice cream in the old “diacciaia” of the Caffè dell’Ussero, (founded on 1775) now located to De Coltelli gelateria Caffè dell’Ussero – Pisa It is a monument to Italian culture in the 1400's Palazzo Agostini, on Lungarno. Its walls are covered with glorious memories from its most famous visitors of the Italian Risorgimento: Carlo Goldoni, Giacomo Casanova, Count Alfieri, Filippo Mazzei, Gioacchino Belli, Giuseppe Mazzini, John Ruskin, Domenico Guerrazzi, Giuseppe Giusti - who made it famous in his "Memories about Pisa" in 1841 - Renato Fucini, Giosuè Carducci, Cesare Abba, Giuseppe Montanelli. In 1839, it was seat of the meetings of the first Italian Congress of Scientists.

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In May 1845 John Ruskin prolonged his stay in Pisa in order to draw the early 15th -century Palazzo Agostini on the Lungarno, or river bank, of the Tuscan city. "There is nothing like it in Italy that I know of", he said; and, writing to his father, he added: "They have knocked a great hole in the middle to put up a shield with a red lion and a yellow cock upon it for the sign of a consul, and they have knocked another at the bottom to put up a sign of a soldier riding a horse on two legs, with inscription All'Ussero Café." The sign mentioned by Ruskin was short-lived, since it was thrown into the River Arno the following year by liberal students who could not even stand the sight of that Hussar. It reminded them of Austrian rule over partitioned Italy; but the Café, one of the oldest in Europe, is still there. It has been there since 1775, as attested by copies of documents, letters, and contracts exhibited on its walls, which mention the presence of a Café on the ground floor of the late-Gothic brick Palazzo Agostini in the very heart of Pisa, next door to the oldest hotel in town, the Victoria, patronised, among others, by Ruskin and Dickens, and even by British royalty. Several police reports in the local Public Records Office reveal that for over two centuries this historic Café has been the favourite resort of radical Mazzinian students and of the more open-minded dons from the nearby University, who used to convene there not only to sip a cup of coffee and play billiards, but also to discuss political issues and comment upon gazette reports on revolutionary movements in the Papal States or in the Kingdom of Naples, then under Bourbon rule, and which had been the subject of Shelley's "Ode to Liberty", or his "Sonnet on the Republic of Benevento". Contraband translations of such works of Byron as The Prophecy of Dante or The Lament of Tasso were also circulated and read in the Café, and they inflamed the minds of students like F.D. Guerrazzi and Giuseppe Montanelli, who were later to play an important political rÛle in the Italian Risorgimento. Other students who were to become some of the most renowned nineteenth-century lyric poets and satirists in verse, such as Giuseppe Giusti, Renato Fucini, and Giosuè Carducci - the first Italian to be awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1906 - made their first improvvisazioni in the lively atmosphere of the Caffè dell'Ussero, as was the case with Antonio Guadagnoli, who, according to Giacomo Leopardi, had made a fool of himself by improvising playful verses on his own long nose in the Accademia dei Lunatici, the literary salon of Madame Mason, formerly Lady Mountcashel, who had played host to Percy and Mary Shelley, and particularly to Claire Clairmont, during their stay in Pisa. By the turn of the century, this literary Café had been transformed into a Café-chantant, and then into one of the first cinemas in Tuscany, only to be restored to its original function at the end of the First World War. In the twentieth century the Caffè dell'Ussero resumed its literary and artistic vein, and it was attended by artists like Marinetti, the founder of the Futurist Movement, Guglielmo Marconi, Charles Lindberg, opera singer Renata Tebaldi, and scores of Pisa University students, who were later to distinguish themselves in a variety of professions; some of them, such as Enrico Fermi and Carlo Rubbia, were to win the Nobel Prize, while others would become Prime Ministers or Presidents of the Republic

eejonesaux :
"Hi,,,, i have been going to Pisa on and off for about 17 yrs,, since doing training at Camp Darby, nearby,,, and I never heard this story,,, thank you for shareing and i will be sure to look it up on my next trip there,,,, Good luck...."
Graham B :

Hi, I am gong to Residence Le Capanne - San Giuliano Terme, Località La Capanna San Giuliano Terme - PISA 56017 near Pisa on Thursday. Has anyone been here, is it as nice as it looks on the pictures and is there anything to do locally, bars, restaurants etc or do we have to go to Pisa itself for any sort of entertainment. Also I have been told that a taxi from the airport to the appartments will be about 30-35 euros, is this correct? I was also gong to take a day out in Viareggio on Sunday, is there any tips from anyone aout any of these questions.

grimlock_grimlock :
"Take a raincoat."


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Date: 2008-02-05 18:54:25

The tower of Pisa was holding a guinness record for many years as the most leaning buildingof the world. The new record in this category is finally set up by church in Suurhusen. The explorers discovered that the church in Suurhusen has sloped 5,07 degrees, and it is about one degree more than old record.

Date: 2008-02-05 18:54:25

Scovati a Pisa sei proprietari di rimessaggi di barche e yacht che denunciavano solo 3mila euro annui

Date: 2008-02-05 18:54:25

Hilarious picture gallery of Halo action figure Master Chief with World landmarks. See the Chief in front of the Eiffel Tower, the Leaning Tower of Pisa. Lol, these are awesome. Master Chief for world leader!

Date: 2008-02-05 18:54:25

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