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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Universo Lucca
A little tired but great position inside the city walls at a reasonable price, we'll stay there again..
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... so on. I went to the front desk to enquire if anyone had telephoned or come in looking for us. They responded 'no' and said that being late was typical of Florentine tour drivers. They then suggested that they could provide the same tour for us if we wanted.
Fortunately G decided to go downstairs and have a look around. Lo and behold there was Ale patiently waiting for us. G went to shake his hand and say ...
... the river Arno - pretty impressive. Better still we got introduced to the italian pre-cursor to subway, it is family run and they have a self service wine for 2 euro. Of particular note in the duomo, the ceiling off the dome is all painted in frescos, however the walkway to the altar is roped off. Therefore the side of the dome that is on the congregation side of the cathedral is a little difficult to see. The other side is filled with ...
... thing to do, looking down onto the city. Easy, fun). Then walked around Lucca some more, enjoying yet another Gelato. Really liked Lucca.
After about three hours spent there we travelled on to Todi. Stopped for late lunch on route but not much else, we had thoroughly enjoyed Lucca and we're now just wanting to get to Todi. Good ...
... was equally as odd as coming up and in places felt flat and in others felt steep.
Afterwards we got on the road again to head north to Cinque Terre which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site made up of five little coastal towns which you can only get to by train or boat. We slowly left the Tuscan landscapes behind and hit the coastal road. The Marina di Massa is just how it sounds – a massive coastal road that is all beach clubs, restaurants, bars ...
... permanent vendors weren't into full huckster mode yet.
We had a semi-long walk to the Square of Miracles where it looked like a different town. Just inside the walls of the square, the ground was flush with bright green grass. There to our left, surprise another beautiful church, but a little ways down on we saw the famous tower. Our plan was to take our pictures then find a pharmacy.
From one end of the square to the other were throngs of ...