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Day 63 (Tuesday 13 Oct) Vernazza to Lucca After the exercise of the previous day, I was looking forward to a few hours of train ride, sitting on my butt and doing nothing. Our train to Lucca required one change in Viareggio, with only a small stopover, so we arrived in Lucca a bit after lunch. The skies were overcast and grey as we walked the 1.8 kms to our new place. We had about 45 minutes to wait until our host could meet us, so we thought we might find our place first, then stop at ...
... is "up there" that the other path was closed due to a rock fall , so no more "trekking"
We got into the groove of the village , getting our fresh bread and fruit every morning , ciao-in to all the locals , popping in for coffee to our regular . Sun shining down on all the little blue fishing boats bobbing up and down , huge seagulls squarking away and the Nonnas chatting from their balconies as they hang out their washing.
... us a bit longer than anticipated. All was well though, we had French tunes rocking, and about an hour and half into the trip we arrived at the coffee place! This time, I tried a new coffee drink and also ordered a pastry. The pastry wasn't overly excited, so I gave it to Conor to eat. The coffee however, held true to our expectations. AMAZING! So, after quickly sipping my tiny espresso, I ordered round #2, a cappuccino. Then, back on the road we went.
Actually I think that also means "yr sitting here'. Well chef Valentina said lucca was lovely and she's right. Lots of little churches like Florence but on a smaller scale and like venice few cars. Winding medieval streets with tall buildings to shade out the sun and an oval market square ...
... pretty), put his headphones back on, and strolled away.
I didn't get his name, but I'm calling him my Italian (Venetian?) angel.
Our host apologized for the mix-up and walked us through the twilight streets of Venice. When we arrived, the apartment was nothing short of wonderful, and I was eventually able to pass-out and rest.
Skip to the next entry for a full recap of Venice!