16.06.2011 - 17.06.2011 28 °C
Its been over a week since we have had decent internet access to update blog and so much has happened so I hope my memory is up to this much recall.
We left Rome and headed to Saturnia to experience thier natural spa waterfall which is free to swim in but a good hour out of the way. The area is gorgeous and smells a little like Rotorua, the water was warm but not too warm. Briana and Kenzie made their way around the whole area while Michael and I lazed in the upper pools. Really worth the detour.
We then continued on to Pisa, where we had arranged our visit to coincide with a festival , The San Ranreiri light festival, where the river and buildings are lit with over 100,000 candles. Hiccup number 1 we arrived at our hotel only to discover that Michael had not actually booked it just made an enquiry. after offering us the same room for twice the price we decided to look else where. After 2 hours we found a great apartment/hotel for $100NZ less than the other so that paid for dinner. Things happen for a reason I reckon. We drove to town for the festival with what seemed like most of Italy, parked the car and walked about 2km to town. It was the most amazing sight as we approached the river bank and saw all the buildings lit up. We stayed until about 11pm just taking in all the atmosphere. We all agreed it was worth the stree of the hotel.
The next morning we decided to go climb the leaning tower of Pisa. (well Micheal and the girls). we got to the field of miracles and Michael went to get the tickets only to find out that only a ertain amount of people can go at one time and we couldnt get in til lunch time. We needed to get going so we took some photos and left a little disappointed.