Tuscany is a mini-break destination with a touch of class. Rich in heritage, cuisine and striking landmarks, it’s the perfect choice for a refreshing getaway in the spring.
Pisa is one of the region’s most attractive cities, with plenty more to offer the visitor than that iconic leaning tower.
Today’s Big Deal flies you to this evocative Italian city and offers stylish and comfortable central accommodation for your three night stay.
The Big Deal, exclusive to 5pm customers, flies you to Pisa, an elegant city close to the coast in the west of Tuscany. It’s an atmospheric place to explore, with memorable historic sights, lively nightlife and superb Tuscan cuisine.
The Big Deal offers return flights with Ryanair from Glasgow Prestwick with 10kg cabin luggage allowance, and three nights accommodation based on two sharing a standard double or twin room at the 3* Villa Kinzica Hotel close to the Leaning Tower.
The city breaks are for three nights, flying out on Sundays only from Glasgow Prestwick on the following dates:
23rd, 30th April
7th, 14th May
The 3-star Villa Kinzica Hotel is a traditional establishment located in a renovated villa dating from the 18th century, with some original period features and pastel décor.
Most rooms offer views of the Leaning Tower and Basilica and have all the modern amenities, including air-conditioning, satellite TV and WiFi
The hotel is just a few minutes on foot from the main monuments and the historical centre of Pisa. Nearby bus stops offer connections around the city.
There are numerous dining options close to the hotel and staff can offer restaurant recommendations.
Pisa: the action
However familiar the Leaning Tower of Pisa may be from pictures or TV, there is no denying that it remains a truly unusual and remarkable sight. You’ll happily take all the usual tourist pictures, but it’s a monument that will make a lasting impression.
It’s not all that Pisa has to offer though. Close to the Tower, the Campo dei Miracoli features outstanding monuments to rival any in Italy, elegantly arrayed around a green square. The Duomo, Baptistry and Camposanto cemetery are stunning examples of medieval architecture.
At the other end of the artistic spectrum, visitors are impressed by the modern Murale Tuttomundo, a richly-detailed mural on the bus station wall, created by acclaimed US artist Keith Haring.
Gourmets should steer clear of the obvious tourist restaurants and join the locals in excellent little establishments around Piazza Dante, where authentic Tuscan cuisine dominates the menus.
The Villa Kinzica Hotel has picked up plenty of praise on TripAdvisor. Recent contributions include the following:
‘We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. It is an older hotel and it was exceptionally clean. It is located very close to the Leaning Tower and the field of miracles. There are several places to eat nearby. I could not think of a better location.’
‘We are so thankful for the view we had from our room. We will never forget it. I would like to say all staff were so helpful and friendly.’
For anyone leaning towards a European city break in the spring, today’s Big Deal break to Pisa is the ideal solution, offering direct flights and a hotel located just a few steps from the Tower.
Tuscany in the spring offers a refined and refreshing break with some of Europe’s finest architecture on display in Pisa.