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August 26, 2014
A very early rise (yes 6.30 am !!) and we got to the Pistoia train station by 8am. Terri and I went into Lucca whilst Craig and Paul organized their bike ride up to Vinci. They really enjoyed their ride through typical Tuscan views – great views, great bike ride although they do seem very tired now. Terri and I loved the train trip wearing our identical myers' Regatta pants! We initially went to the San Martino Cathedral, which was absolutely ...
... yes thanks times 2! I had beef filled ravioli with ragu and then a biscotti with marscapone and berries for dessert. Rather than ordering coffee we decided on a half bottle (375ml) of Rose which we sat and sipped as the restaurant emptied. It was by far my favourite restaurant in Lucca. Now I just have to remember the name. After lunch we ventured around town a little more finishing the other half of the walk around the wall. Afterwards we ventured into one of the Piazza's ...
... one, have been visited and all accessible coastal walk sections have been walked, without walking poles, note, all you German tourists. Because of the clouds and the lasting satisfaction of yesterday's sunset we didn't go down to the harbour. However at 9pm we were wowed by sight if the full moon rising over the hill straight opposite our windows and from behind the Santuario di Montenero sopra Riomaggiore, high on the hill above the town. Jesus clouds included ...
... of tourists over the past couple of months.
Had a welcome visit from an old friend from Lorne Rob & his partner Robyn and shared some of our adventures with them over a meal of Noel's cozze & caldo bianco vino..... delicious!!
Our last week was spent saying goodbye to our Lucchese friends we have made over our 3 months here - very sad...... but ready for our next chapter..... I think we have managed to discover many of the secrets to this area.
... Italy so far.... attention to detail, presentation, fresh ingredients, wonderful tastes!
We enjoyed lunch and a couple of drinks over a few hours in a most delightful piazza and were pleased about our earlier decision to catch the bus home!!!
A lasting impression of our time in Lucca!
After the shops reopened we spent some more time gazing in many ...