Travel Blogs from Lucca
... looking at the shop windows. We stopped for a drink at a lovely little restaurant and the atmosphere was simply beautiful. The only down side we experienced was the cost of food and drinks – a beer of about 330 ml was 6.80 euros and a single gelati cone (admittedly a huge scoop) was 7 euros. We just felt a like the prices were a bit steep compared to other areas we have visited. However we did enjoy buying some neckties for Malcolm. They were ...
... and another quasi protest (at least we think they were 2 separate protests). By now, the town was definitely busier than when we came in. Lucca was one of the only places we went where siesta seemed to still be largely in practice.
Back at the B&B, we took advantage of our B&B amenities for a while, including the bar in the common area. We enjoyed the sound of the local church bells, which rang "Ave Maria" every night at 6pm. Around 7, ...
... many rooms were filled with furniture, paintings and mementos of that era. The family even has a massive wine cellar where they produce and store their own wines, and their own private chapel where some of the ancestors of the family are buried. Impressive!! In our constant search for events involving music of famous Italian composers, that evening a couple of us were able to take in a Puccini concert. Throughout Italy our one disappointment was the American music ...
... local lifestyle ie: community gardens, farming techniques, fabulous sunflower crops and the tuscan landscape including the fresh rivers, lakes & villas and the gorgeous villages. Met a fellow Australian from Sydney (in the hairdressers) living in Lucca for 6 months for reasons very similar to us the other day-amazing who you meet!
Eight novels down and all is well in lovely Lucca....... the music is finishing this month - what's in store for August to keep us amused???
... will look into it. Today is a train trip to Bologna, first a stop and change train at Prato and then off to Bologna, we are really looking forward to this visit as we have never stopped here before, apart from change train. We have heard so much about this lovely city. We catch a taxi from Bologna Centrale to our B & B named Frescoe Suite in the historic part of town and are met by Sergio, he does a splendid job ...
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility