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... death again, attending to his every need virtually, and in between all that, we have been showing him around Lucca and some of the other treasure we've found while we've been out here.
Just the other day, there we were sitting in a café in Lucca, (yes, yes, we know, another café, but it makes a change from a bar I guess), and whilst we were enjoying a couple of the finest crepes we've had, these one's were topped with fresh fruits and home made ...
After some time in the Cathedral, we headed off to the Camposanto to see some crypts. This building was badly damaged during WWII and there is quite an effort to try and restore the damaged frescoes.
We spent the rest of the day slowly making our way back to the train station as we ate our gelato and did a little window shopping along the way!
... we realised we were in First Class and had to move another 3 carriages down until we came to our more suitable cattle class.
Arrived in Monterosso a couple of hours later and it is as beautiful as the postcards depict. Very similar to Amalfi, in that it is on the coast, has plenty of ceramics and sells Lemoncello.
We felt right at home.
A couple of hours after arriving we started to receive text messages from Sal, Kate and ...
... weren't sure at first. We were quite dubious. But considering we needed to get back to the station and the guy (i know looks can be deceiving) looked friendly and actually believable. We made note of the major things we needed to go past - so he wasn't taking us to his dungeon or something! Ha!
But it was only a short trip back and unlike taxi drivers he actually talked to us like a normal human being. He was quite nice. We saw signs for the station so we knew we were going in ...
... we decided to explore on our own before taking a guided tour in the afternoon. I wanted to ride the ramparts on a bicyle and Dawn and Charlie wanted to walk the town and the ramparts. Either way is a beautiful way to visit this city and get a sense of it by looking down on the buildings and gardens of the lovely palazzos. After lunch we had a wonderful guided tour we purchased at the visitor center, given by a young woman who teaches English ...