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Not far from romantic Florence is a surprisingly interesting Italian city, Pisa. Here you can find entertainment for all tastes regardless of your preferences: excursions, hiking trails, performances, festivals are waiting for you.
International symbol of Italy – Pisa
Probably there is no more picturesque and attractive city in Italy than the world famous Pisa. The same tower, which even elementary school kids know about, is the constant symbol of the city, a unique and one-of-a-kind structure. The city stands on the River Arno, not far from the no less beautiful Florence and Tuscany, you can easily reach Livorno by sea. Frankly, most travelers vacationing in the region, choose tours that give the opportunity to visit two places at once: not without reason the city of Florence Pisa is considered as interesting and fascinating in terms of excursions.
For modern Pisa we have to thank the Etruscans, it was their efforts that created a beautiful city. Then it was dominated by the sword of the Roman conquerors. By the eleventh century the situation had already been taken over by people from Corsica and Sardinia, and in the thirteenth century the battle began, which brought to power the Genoese, who brought the city to ruin. The next were the Florentines, who gradually began to revive the city, tired of constant strife and redistribution of power.
La Spezia, on the bay of the same name, is the easternmost town on the Ligurian Riviera. The picturesque bay is often called Poets’ Cove in memory of the great English Romantic poets Byron and Shelley, who lived on its shores in the 1920s. At various times, Georges Sand, David Herbert Lawrence, Dante Alighieri and other artists have also visited La Spezia.
Riomaggiore in Italy is one of the most romantic cities, located in the north of the country, in the Cinque Terre National Park (the “Five Lands”), a UNESCO World Heritage Site. With its history dating back to the distant past, this place attracts travelers from all over the world with its picturesque landscapes and unique appearance.
The main feature of Riomaggiore are its colorful houses which, tightly pressed to each other, go down the rocky slope to the very coast of the Ligurian Sea. Since traffic has long been forbidden, you can stroll through the narrow streets and stone staircases of the town completely unhindered, completely immersed in the fairy-tale atmosphere of these places.
The most famous architectural attraction of Riomaggiore is the castle “Torre Guardiola”, the construction of which began back in 1260. For a long time its walls protected the inhabitants of the village from the raids of the barbarians. The church of San Giovanni Battista, with wooden sculptures and works of art of the XVII century, and the chapels of San Rocco and Confraternita dell’Assunta, in which you can see beautiful triptychs of the XV century, are no less worthy of attention.
The best way to admire the views of the sea and the surroundings is, of course, to take a walk along the so-called “Path of Love”. It is a picturesque path that leads from Riomaggiore to Manarola, another town in Cinque Terra, and is a popular destination for couples in love (as the name implies).