Travel Blogs from Lucca
... Pane & Pomaro. We delight in sharing a couple of brushettas, one with tomatoes, basil, cheese, anchovies and oregano and one with pears, pecoreino cheese and honey. This is something different and would loved to have samples more, but we are full. We are so grateful for our trip to this town. It is a great way to end our stay in Tuscany Today we are doing laundry and packing up. Tomorrow we will return the car to the ...
... music performed by a professional orchestra. The performance was held in a a very old church, great acoustics but very hard benches, in the old walled city. Puccini wrote such things as Madame Butterfly and la Boheme among many others. Our performance was devoted to the music of Johann and Josef Strauss. It was an impressive experience finished with a drive home under a Tuscan ...
... they all turn to me to translate what the italian teacher says from Italian into English. I mean... how hilarious is that????? It's a case of the blind leading the blind here and they think I know what i'm talking about. It's going to be terrible when they work out i don't know anything!!
After class today, 18 of us took a train to Pistoria, which is a little town on the way to Florence. To tell you the truth, it was ok, ...
Our tour to Lucca was canceled so we decided to go to Pisa and a Vineyard. We rode out into the countryside through Tuscany. We saw the white topped mountains where the marble is still carved out today. Hilltop towns and villages dotted the fields of sunflowers, vineyards and olive trees. This time we walked through the town and entered the gates to go to the baptistry. It was beautiful and had amazing acoustics ...
... Lucca came back to life in the late afternoon, and we enjoyed exploring its pedestrian, bike and occasional car streets. We ate dinner at a wonderful trattoria recommended by our B&B hostess, called Trattoria Gigi. Next day we hired bikes and rode around the city walls. Lucca's old town is surrounded by a 4km long and 12 metre high wall. On top is a lovely paved road that you can ride and walk around which is packed with locals and tourists doing just ...
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