Thank to a collaboration with “Smile &Ride” our guest can rent bikes for visiting our beautiful city and a countryside around it.
We ask our guests to visit the website “www.smileandride.com” to see their trips about our historycal city centre and the area around Pisa with beautiful montains and landscape.
it is possible to download the App to rent a bikes in advance and consulting the trip that they suggest you.
Historians and geologists believe that the Monti Pisani group is one of the most ancient mountain formations in Italy. Part of the mountains is made up of limestone rocks, a fact that has allowed the formation of cavities which in many cases have become more or less extensive caves. It should be noted that for geological science there is a rock, called Verrucana which took its name from Mount Verruca which is found in the M. Pisani (at the top of which stands the ruins of an ancient castle) and which characterizes it for its presence . Over time many populations have settled in this area and, at the dawn of Christian worship, the area was identified as an ideal place for retreat and prayer. This gave way to the construction of several churches, oratories, parish churches, allowing the development of the main town of Calci, docs the bellsima Certosa was built, which can still be visited. The hydrogeological conformation has allowed the formation of various springs ranging from San Giuliano Terme to Uliveto Terme, allowing the development of these countries made famous for their thermal baths. From one of these springs (that of Asciano) starts the splendid Medici aqueduct, begun at the behest of Cosimo I de ‘Medici and finished by his son Ferdinando at the end of the 1500s and which still arrives in the city of Pisa. Thanks to the countless paths and mule tracks it is possible to make many excursions in the Pisan Mountains: on foot, by bicycle and on horseback, which leave from the most important towns such as Vecchiano, San Giuliano Terme, Asciano, Calci and Uliveto Terme.
Since 10 years our hotel has a collaboration with Soetens Company !!!
If you leave in Belgium or Netherland and you want travel with your bikes you have the possibility to leave them here and comeback at home with a flight.
We are far only 1kn from the airport and we have a big space where you can park your bikes for waiting Soetens to pickup them.
Notice:only by our website or by email you have the better price!!!!
Going out from Hotel Moderno you will go on the right and following the roads to Stazione Leopolda. It is one of the first train stations were built in Italy, infact it was built in 1844 for its supporter Granduke Leopoldo of Tuscany. In front of it there is Fortezza Nuovo or Giardino Scotto, it was an old castle to defence Pisa from attack and it born in 1406 by Medici’s Family and it was suffered a restauration for military reasons.
Gabriele D’annunzio called this square “Piazza dei Miracoli” because the composition with the with Cathedral between the Leaning Tower and Baptistery gave a wonderful show.
After Piazza dei Miracoli, this square is the most beautiful and famous square in Pisa. In the antique age it was the centre of the Pisan power and on XVI century, the Power’s heart of Pisa Republic Marine.
The Famous Leaning Tower was built in 1173 and it has a big mistery around it for the reasons of its stability also because we don’t know who was the architect, if Bonanno or Diotisalvi.
It is a beautiful symbol of Gotich art, the Tower is leaning because the earth under it gave way when the building had arrived at first floor. For this reason the work was stopped, and on 1275 it was started again with Giovanni di Simone and get end on second part of XIV century with Tommaso Pisano.
The Seal of San Rossore is a part of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli Regional Park, it is one of most important area in Tuscany and Italy.
In the past the coast was to the east side but, after a lot of years with the sea currents and instability of the rivers, born large sand embankments who blocked the water and created the lagoons.
The Leopolda Station born in 1844 like a station of the first railway of Grand Duchy of Tuscany because it created a connection with Florence, Pisa and Livorno, passing by Empoli and Pontedera. The client was Granduke Leopoldo, chief with liberal ideas and supporter for public Works, and his dream was a connection between Florence and Livorno’s Harbour.