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... until 7pm, so it would be good to watch her leave, if of course she leaves before us. But she didn't she sailed just after us.
But we are getting a bit ahead of ourselves. Let’s go back to this morning. We were due to dock at 8am and scheduled to meet out tour coach at 8:15am so like in Rome, we had a pretty quick breakfast and exit of the ship. Now Livorno is not actually our destination for today. Yes, it is the third largest seaport ...
So apart from learning that noodles are very sticky when applied to a tile floor, what else have we been up to?
Well Saturday, we went in to Lucca as we wanted to get on to the wi fi, but also to enjoy a bit of the weekend buzz in the old town. Now it so happened that on Saturday, The Mille Miglia was passing through which was both a blessing and a curse.
The Mille Miglia is a very historic old car race that used to take place in ...
... in San Gimignano. Small world out there folks!)
We left Pisa and headed for San Gimignano. We arrived in early afternoon and started up the beautiful main street and decided to have lunch in a restaurant on the right side. The east side of the restaurant is also the east side of the wall of the city, on a hill...overlooking miles and miles of vineyards, Tuscan homes, agriturissmos, and sunflower fields. ...
... is irrelevant.
After our breakfast we headed towards Pisa. After really struggling for a park and finally getting a very small one, it was hot, we were hungry, tensions were a bit high. Ben stated 'I hope you enjoy this tower' there was a moment of silence, Belinda wasn't willing to admit right then and there she had been to see the tower 2 years prior and it didn't bother her if she didn't see it again. Due to lack of communication ...
... is that I really should be running as I am starting to put on weight with all the eating we are doing. The concert started at 7pm and was a selection of arias from both Puccini and Verdi. There was a soprano and a tenor accompanied on the piano. Both artists were quite young and performed well. There are concerts each night year round and they call on more than 35 singers and 4 pianists. We enjoyed the concert so much we are going to go again tomorrow ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Stipino Lucca
The hotel was charmingly decorated and furnished and run by a very nice older man. The staff were very helpful and accommodating. The hotel is located just outside the main walls of the city with only about a five minute walk. There is easy access to all amenities.
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