Via Sant'Apollonia / Pisa, Italy
This hotel, located in the center of Pisa on a street not far from La Torre di Pisa, is typical of the many small family-operated hotels that you will find in Pisa - and throughout most of Italy. They are quaint, very friendly, slightly tattered around the edges - and have big neon signs that leave nothing to the imagination as to what sort of commerce might be taking place behind the rustic walls. This one is quite proud of its apparent three star rating - even if that rating may have been achieved 25 years ago. Honestly, who would ask them to dim a star from their beautiful neon.