Hotel Gran Duca
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Three hours was plenty of time to visit and we found our way back to the bus stop. We were back to the ship by 3:00 in time to eat a pretty darn good hamburger for late lunch. OMG diner was only four hours away so we tried to eat only half the burger. We actually spent the late afternoon watching an old movie on television. We picked up a brochure in town for an excursion to Sorrento and Pompei. We had already booked the ship’s cruise ...
... and upright - hmmm, let's let that one pass.
The Scooter is predictably starting to leak oil. Theories include main bearing seal or "it's not built for this sort of punishment".
Apparently Paul witnessed a scooter rider with a canine passenger and one brave soul proving you can take a lawnmower on a Vespa.
Last night Paul caused much mirth in the kitchen at the excellent Pizzeria Nando in ...
... popular with the ladies.
Some people in our group had lunch at one of the many beautiful restaurants surrounding the square, but we just kept walking, away from the crowds to the quiet back streets. Here, the squares were nearly empty, with only the locals in the cafes.
We couldn't visit Lucca without trying their version of Buccellato, a sweet eggy bread with rasins and aniseed. I stood in the queue at ...
... to visit.
We met the vans, back where they had dropped us, promptly at noon and we went to a winery for a light lunch and wine tasting. It actually was at a farm a few miles out of the city, a bed and breakfast to be exact, owned by a couple who bottle about 2000 bottles of wine a year from their own vineyard. We walked around the vineyard area before seating ourselves in a nicely decorated room. Serving olives, ...
... police kicked us off.
It's so funny to see all the people doing the camera pose to "push up" the tower of Pisa. I did Brandon Brown proud and "troll high fived" a couple times :) that is when you go up to an unsuspecting person that has their hands in the push up position and you go and give them two high fives! It's really funny and what's more is that it screws up their picture; it takes time to direct the poser to get their hands in the right position ...