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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa July 14th 2021

Bonjour à tous, Vous savez que vous pouvez communiquer avec moi, me donner votre avis, des conseils, des critiques, surtout négatives, au moins elles sont constructives, au travers des sections message ou commentaire. Sachez que moi je ne peux pas répondre, sauf dans mon texte, donc aux yeux de tous. Vous l'avez constaté dans le titre, aujourd'hui je ne suis pas allé aux 5 Terres, je me suis adapté aux conditions climatiques. Parait il que pour visiter les 5 terres il faut beaucoup marcher. Ce matin à 6h30, il tombait des cordes et ce jusqu'à 8h. En prenant le petit dej, j'ai eu l'idée d'inverser mon programme, et d'aller à Carrare aujourd'hui. J'ai soumis mon idée, à Super Boy réponse "good idea". Entre nos deux maigres vocabulaire anglais on se comprend plutôt bien. Je me suis ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa July 9th 2021

OLD TUSCANY HABITS I visited Giardino Scotto where I could work on a table in the shade. This time students from the Pisan theater were rehearsing dance routines and in a week or so the same outdoor venue will become an outdoor cinema in the evening. I always visit Eurospin which is a low cost supermarket chain but I find the quality of the food is much higher than such supermarkets such as the coop, for example. I nearly always eat a Pizza Margherita at Moise pizza place when I come back to Pisa. It still remains my favourite pizza so much so that even my friend Francesco didnt get me to eat it with Bufala cheese. I'll only eat the original Margherita! ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa July 9th 2021

THE ABSENCE OF INSTANT GRATIFICATION IN ITALIAN SOCIETY For me, the way food is served at the McDonald's at Pisa train station represents the society I grew up in and university life. Opportunities seemed readily available as is food on the Mcdonalds menu, we didn't have to wait so long to achieve the things we wanted in life and society imposed few limits on our lives. And when we did achieve, we achieved big things. I think for our generation very little felt outside of our possibilities when we were aged under 25. Here in Italy, the society seems very different to how it is in the UK, in that, it imposes limits and like Italian food, its possibilities are delivered bit by bit, slowly and in small portions like Italian food, which is of course, ... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa July 9th 2021

I stayed in a new place called the Train station hostel, which was so pleasant to stay in and conveniently located that I extended my trip in Pisa. I met my ex flatmate who I had lived with in Il Merlo from February to May. His name is Francesco, and it's the first time we've met outside of our accomodation before, mainly because we were not allowed to during the restrictions and everything was closed. We met up at a Pizza place. It was his suggestion, and a great choice. Then we had ice cream in another place and I had a coffee. I cycled from Pisa centre out to the coast at Tirrenia, which is a flat path passing through beautiful fields, allotments, and farmland. I cycle through it every season of the year and ... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa July 9th 2021

These are all things I call home. I have to call somewhere home now that I've fully accepted that I no longer have contact with my family. Ristorante Galileo with its 5 courses of food included in the day menu represents my Grandma as I used to enjoy her food. The rock I found replaces my friends Kat and Jess back in Leeds until I can get back there to visit them, as they've been in my life for almost all of my existence. Giardino Scotto with its lush green lawns represents my mum's garden whilst I can no longer enjoy the garden in the family home. It helps me to come to terms with the future when I think like this. I have to love these places as it gives me security. These natural places ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa January 19th 2021

I really enjoyed staying for 3 nights in Pisa, and after all the social life back in the hostel over Christmas and New Year, but also travel restrictions, it was great to get away from the city. It was also nice and necessary too to escape from my routine or what had become a non-existent or at best, a very loose routine with strong emotions regularly sending me off track, resulting from everyday interactions from my housemates in the hostel. My nervous system had become jarred but as soon as I saw the greenery of Tuscany from the train window my nervous system slowly went back to normal, after leaving the noise and flyovers of Genoa. I was returning to a place where nothing bad had happened to me, and for that reason, I was able ... read more
The dining room with balcony at Il Merlo

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa January 19th 2021

Vado spesso in questo bellissimo parco centrale, ora chiamato giardino scottò o lo SCOTTO così chiamato dai pisani. E situato a est della città, sulle rive dell'Arno, a due passi da Piazza Guerazzi. È un parco molto pulito, verde e ben tenuto. Ha atmosfera accogliente e rilassante. Mi piace andare al giardino per passeggiare, e per fare jogging. E pieno di aiuole e fiori di ogni tipo. Ci sono grossi platani, le palme e labirinti fatti di siepi. Ci sono molte panchine e tavolini al sole e all'ombra, dove mi piace studiare all'aperto. Sopra i tavoli ci sono gazebi in legno e adoro leggere alla loro ombra. A settembre ho letto lì la rivista Psychologies. Ho passato molte ore lì in totale relax Adoro questo parco e per questo scrivo la descrizione in due lingue : ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa January 19th 2021

I often go to this beautiful central park, now called the scottò garden or the SCOTTO so called by the Pisans. It is located east of the city, on the banks of the Arno, a stone's throw from Piazza Guerazzi. It is a very clean, green and well-kept park, and has a welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. I love walking around the gardens, and going jogging there. It is full of flower beds and flowers of all kinds. There are also large plane trees, palm trees and labyrinths made of hedges. There are many benches and tables in the sun and in the shade, where I like to study outdoors. Above the tables there are wooden gazebos and I love reading in their shade. In September I read Psychologies magazine there and I spent many hours there ... read more

Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa January 19th 2021

La vecchia fortezza fu costruita nel 1468, presumibilmente su piani a cui collaborò anche Filippo Brunelleschi. In riva all’Arno nel XVI sec i fiorentini edificarono una roccaforte difensiva, la Fortezza Nuova. La costruzione voluta da Firenze e affidata ad Antonio e poi Giuliano da San Gallo si sviluppò come estensione del primo nucleo fortificato realizzato nel 1468. Ordinarono il ripristino e il potenziamento della piazza forte che fu dotata di una cinta di bastioni. La fortezza terminò il suo utilizzo per scopi militari dal XViii sec. Fu infine venduto dai Lorena a un armatore livornese, Domenico Scotto alla fine del 1700. La famiglia livornese Scottò construirono un corridoio coperto per passeggiate, iniziando la trasformazione in giardini. Il giardino pubblico fu realizzato nel XIX secolo all' interno della Cittadella Nuova. Oggi è un gran bel parco. NUOVE ... read more
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Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Pisa January 19th 2021

The old fortress was built in 1468, presumably on plans to which Filippo Brunelleschi also collaborated. On the banks of the Arno in the sixteenth century the Florentines built a defensive stronghold, the New Fortress. The construction commissioned by Florence and entrusted to Antonio and then Giuliano da San Gallo developed as an extension of the first fortified nucleus built in 1468. The fortress ended its use for military purposes from the seventeenth century. It was finally sold by the Lorena family to a Livorno shipowner, Domenico Scotto at the end of 1700. The Livorno family Scottò built a covered corridor for walks, starting its transformation into gardens. The public garden was built in the nineteenth century inside the New Citadel. Today it is a big park. REFERENCES ■Scotto family, Domenico Scotto, Livorno ■Wars between Pisa ... read more




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