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It’s taken my a little while to get this post up (sorry) and it already seems life a lifetime ago that we were at Marina di Pisa. It was actually back in July.

As you’ll know, we are getting to know Tuscany very well by now. Our family live approximately thirty minutes in the car from Pisa Airport and we do the drive regularly when we’re there, picking up guests and dropping visitors off. Yet somehow, despite doing the drive so often, we somehow didn’t quite pick-up on a beautiful seaside town and resort, sign-posted, called Marina di Pisa. 

I think when I had seen the sign for Marina di Pisa, I just presumed it was a suburb of Pisa, a city we knew well and therefore not really worth the visit. How wrong I was!

Instead, Marina di Pisa is an Italian seaside resort, with beach clubs, shops and restaurants. We couldn’t believe it when we drove into the town. We went on a strangely quiet day (as it was early in the summer, the Italians weren’t on holiday yet) so I don’t think we quite got the full effect of where we were, but enjoyed a wonderful morning strolling alongside the multi million pound yachts and peaking into the beach clubs. It’s worth noting that the resort seemed very child friendly, with wide promenades, outdoor swimming pools and even a man-made enclosed beach. We were only sorry we didn’t have our beach stuff with us, as the white sand and surprisingly crystal clear water was so inviting!

It was a fleeting visit which culminated in lunch at a fabulous little place, incredibly reasonably priced and serving everything you’d want from an Italian menu (pasta, pizza, seafood). There was something on the menu for everyone.

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We only briefly stumbled across Marina di Pisa on this trip, but will be taking the time to get to know it more next time we’re in Tuscany. I can see it becoming a regular haunt in the summer months.

Have you been to Marina di Pisa? Where should I make sure I visit next time?

If you like my posts on Italy, read some more! I’ve written about wine tasting, romance in Florence, michelin style dining in Castelfalfi and lots of others!