Bed & Breakfast La Gemma Di Elena
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- Minbar in room
- Continental Breakfast
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Multilingual staff
- Microwave in room
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So, I passed the time of day chatting to this guy, until suddenly Sue came running toward me, like an out of breath, latter-day, Neville Chamberlain (where have I heard that phrase before?) waving a piece of paper. The official who threw her out of the first queue had relented and endorsed our tickets for the next train ...
... brand new, manual, left hand drive in busy traffic was a challenge. Many "move to the left" remarks in various tones & wording were used! Managed to find the exit off the A11. Thank goodness for the car GPS! Traffic jammed going into Lucca. There was a gentleman in a car behind continually tooting. He stopped once he saw the blue light ahead. Found our way by accident to the train station. Decided to find a park ...
... with an Aussie barbie for our first meal here. We quickly discovered the local church bell tolls every half hour (7am to 10pm it turns out) and most significantly, it was right outside the back of the house! So we have a VERY LOUD reminder of the time, all day long. On Sunday, our first full day here, we went for a walk, following a sign that promised a restaurant up the hill somewhere. This turned out to be a delightful walk through what we ...
... since I left Dover.
Pleasant enough place. Full of old buildings but so is most of the Italy I've been through. Got more shops than anywhere else. And bikes everywhere. Centre is traffic free, flat, quite spread out so half the tourists have hired bikes. Good fun as they try to weave past the other half who didn't hire bikes as it must be some time since a lot of them were last ...
... take pictures of the the spectacular views, as well as waving at Julie below (while holding tight with the other hand!). It's not dramatically high (294 steps), but took a bit of time to get used to the unusual angle (5 degrees off). Really enjoyed seeing and going up the LTOP, which always seemed to me an iconic symbol of Italy, probably fostered by many children's comics and tv cartoons, although it was probably red and white ...