Bed & Breakfast San Michele

Bed & Breakfast San Michele - Via C.Ridolfi 24, 56124 PISA - Mob. +39 335 8159525 - Tel +39 050 570267

Tours

TOURS BY WALKING, BY TRAIN AND BY BUS DISCOVERING PISA AND TUSCANY

Moving from our B&B is possible visiting Pisa by walking, without using cars or others.
Otherwise if you wish to visit even the neighborhoods and the cities around, you can easily reach places by train and by car.


WALKING TOUR 1: PISA AND ITS MONUMENTS

Moving from B&B you walk first along Lung. Buozzi and then Lung. Mediceo, you reach Ponte di Mezzo, then you turn on right going trough Borgo Stretto, one of the main shopping street.
At the end of the arcade turn on left in Ulisse Dini street, and after 200 mt find the majestic Piazza dei Cavalieri with the Church of Cavalieri, known to preserve at its inside some of the Crusade’s flags, the Scuola Normale Superiore seat of the prestigious pisan university, the famous Torre della Muda, best known as Torre della fame, where was jailed the Conte Ugolino della Gherardesca with sons and grandchildren, as Dante described in the XXXIII lyric of the Inferno in the Divina Commedia.
In Piazza dei Cavalieri you will find  other buildings that have been the seat of the “authorities” of the ancient Repubblica Marinara.
After a few walking you reach Via Santa Maria and turning on the right  can discover after 200 meters the wonderful skyline of Campo dei Miracoli where can visit the Cathedral, the leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Monumental Cemetery, the Sinopie’s Museum, the Museo dell’opera del Duomo.
Finally but not less important, the Museo delle Navi romane with pieces of 90 b.C., even if not yet full.


WALKING TOUR 2: ARCHITECTURE AND MUSEUM IN PISA

From B&B you can have a walk on the 4 Lungarni (literally means: along the Arno River) enclosed between Ponte della Fortezza, Ponte di Mezzo and Ponte Solferino.
Fast immediately on Lungarno Mediceo find the Museo di San Matteo, famous  for painting on wooden panel dated at the time of Giotto.
After the Ponte di Mezzo, called this way cause it stands in the middle of the 5 bridges of the city, on Lungarno Pacinotti, you will first of all appreciate the various architectural styles of the buildings, you find the Palazzo Reale with the Museum taking the same name that has at his inside painting of Raffaello, Bronzino and Antonio Canova.
Reached Ponte Solferino, cross it and coming back on the Lungarno Gambacorti, immediately see the Chiesa di Santa Maria della Spina, that we in Pisa just call Chiesa della Spina, a little rich jewel of italian gothic architecture, that for a certain time kept a thorn that had belonged to Jesus’ Crown during the crucifixion.
Before to arrive again to Ponte di Mezzo, you find Palazzo Blu, renovated few years ago, site of expositions, that during the winterly mounths  arrange exhibitions of the most important authors of the period between ‘800 and ‘900.
After Ponte di Mezzo you arrive in Lungarno Galilei and at least you can visit the Museo della Grafica di Palazzo Lanfranchi, seat of exhibition of particular topics.
We can talk about a cultural walking together with  the vision of superb buildings looking out on the Lungarni.


TRAIN TOURS

The Central Station is 15 minutes distant by walking from B&B.
Looking at the timetable on the website www.trenitalia.it we find that:
In 25 – 30 minutes we reach Lucca, the train station is located in front of the entrances of the walls surrounding the city.
Less than 1 our it needs to arrive in the station of Firenze Santa Maria Novella, that is in the  old town.
We take 2 hours to reach Siena.
In 20 minutes we arrive in Viareggio.
In 1 and half hours we can go to the Cinque Terre.
It’s a nice way to move easily without carrying luggage, so to visit cities and lovely places.


CAR TOURS

In just one day you can visit the medieval villages of Certaldo, San Gimignano and Volterra, discovering art and culture, traditional tuscan cooking  and good wines, surrounded from the wonderful landscapes of the tuscan hills.
Otherwise still in a day see Livorno with the Santuario di Montenero, pilgrimages’ destination, the leghorn’s coastline with the Romito and Castiglioncello, Bolgheri and its cypresses, Suvereto, Baratti with the gulf, Populonia and the etrurian necropolis, stopping to taste the traditional leghorn cacciucco and other fish specialty together with delicious white wines produced on the coast.