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Well as the title suggests, we went to Viareggio, a beach resort about 20km away. When we got up yesterday, there were clear blue skies so it seemed the right day and the temps peaked at about 26 degrees. Out came the shorts, sandals and the legs.
The buildings along the sea front are mostly in an art deco style and they make the place look very elegant. Between them and the beach is the road and then a wide pedestrianised area faced with more ...
... they look like marble, but are very "saggy" in the middles – worn away, it seems, from so many years of people walking on them. The top was very cool. The views over Pisa and Tuscany are incredible, and we had a better view of the scope and size of the cathedral and baptistery. There are four huge bells at the top, and there was a glass barricade that you could look through to see down all the way to the bottom in the middle. More ...
... We scurried through the narrow streets and found a hole-in-the-wall place that smelled excellent, and our decision was made. Our order to go came quickly and again we scurried through the streets trying to stay as dry as possible. But in the home stretch, something bounced off our box, followed by another and another. We got under and archway and turned around, to find hail falling on the town. It was sort of crazy thinking we enjoyed an 80* beach day a few hours earlier ...
... we may as well join in and see it at ground level.
We didn't have a huge itinerary for our 2 days in Lucca, it was just such a nice place to casually stroll around, shop with everyone else, cruise around on bikes, drink coffee (Caffe shakerato of course), drink spritz and eat out for dinner! It felt like a lovely place to spend some time and dare I say it live for a while studying Italian.
Next stop Cinque Terre for 3 nights, where we will ...
... meat, fish and around the corner a fruit and veggie market bigger than Granville Island. We were so enthralled by these beautiful locally harvested foods, we had to stroll around and see it all and of course shopped, so we hauled produce around the rest of the day. But you have to, because this mobile market is what our little farmers markets are modeled on.
We then took the train to Pisa, where we walked to the tower. I will tell you, the pictures you ...