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- Continental Breakfast
- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Banquet room
- Free High-Speed Internet
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... we were to share the journey with such great people. We didn't realise that Ines in Switzerland only lives a couple of hours from Lake Como, otherwise we would have squeezed in a quick visit. Unfortunately it was too late by the time we became aware of her location.
At around 3.30 we ventured out to a nearby beach location, around 25km away. The name escapes me right now and the maps in the car. We had a relaxing time walking along ...
Well here I go with Neil's cold. Scratchy throat and not feeling the best.
Off to Lucca at 8.45 am. This was a lovely little walled town where we wandered around and then walked the walls.
Bought myself a beautiful silk scarf here and what's more it was made in Italy. Lucca was famous for its silk in the old days.
We found a beautiful old roman forum which had been demolished and made into a circular piazza with restaurants and cafes in it. Sat down ...
... climbing so didn't bother plus it was very hot as well. The town was very cute but quite easy to get lost as there were lots of little narrow streets each leading to a different piazza - quite confusing but we are now pros at map reading.
There were lots of markets but so far we have been very good at resisting. Doug has bought a new leather belt and we bought some binoculars. One of the guys in the group was using them to look at the frescoes on ...
... to worry and sent me many texts saying if I didn't find them he was totally screwed! But no worries, I got sandwiches, found them, and we were off! It was an uneventful trip and were we hopping off in Lucca! I had a map printed of how to get to our B and B, but no worries, it was easy! Just inside the walls... Lucca still has its entire wall intact, one of the only places not bombed out in WWII. We arrived at il seminario, checked in, got settled ...
... a lot of time, energy and money to make their wall what it is today. It's thick walls made for a place for the locals to come out of their close quarters and meet and walk in the daylight....a tradition still kept today especially on Sundays..
So this is a very good example of how a fortress looked in it's hey day. think I am repeating today's blog as seem too have lost the one with this ...