Alla Dimora Lucense
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... riding for free.
There are several people waiting for the train, which is supposed to run every 30 minutes. Time passes, and no train appears. Finally an Italian passenger phones a friend, only to find that the local railway workers have gone on strike until 5:00pm. This is Italy, so don’t be surprised at anything!
Fortunately our Italian saviour shows us how to get to Lucca by bus. The bus stop is right opposite the front door of our lodgings. We ...
... imagine the conversations that were had! The food started coming out just after 7.00pm. Tomato with parmesan & olive oil, zucchini flowers & zucchini's lighly fried, puff pastry frittata thingy! Delicious! Followed by minestrone, pasta with basil pesto, chicken cacciatore with a side dish of vegetables & finally tiramisu. All done by 9.00pm. Tiziana had also washed up & cleaned up. Molto ...
... 19th C, donated by Pietro Pfanner, who was a distinguished doctor, philanthropist and the mayor of Licca in 1920. That was definitely an eye opener.
The garden with its octagonal fountain, ornamental flowers, shrubbery and statues can also be clearly seen from the city walls behind. Many are the tourists who just take photos from above.
Palazzo Pfanner was the location for the film, Portrait of a Lady with Nicole Kidman and John Malkovich.
... 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 ...
... prosciutto for entree, then Derek had a pizza (in Pisa) and Kate had Spaghetti Bolognese.
Kate had a banana split, and Derek had biscotti and liqueur for dessert.
Retired upstairs to bed, but didn't sleep very well. Hopefully better sleep tomorrow ...