Hotel Villa Volpi
Travel Blogs from Lucca
... oil. The place was breathtaking beautiful with seating outside at tables with candles and chandeliers and the meal made us feel like we were in Foody Heaven. Our meal started with a selection of over 20 antipastos complemented by 3 different bottles of their wine, followed by 2 pasta dishes, one with bacon and truffels, the other was porcini mushrooms. Now this is what I had been dreaming that pasta would taste like. It melted in your ...
... 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 ...
... didn't charge us for our lunch. Very generous and sweet.
Next goal was to find a gelateria. I am trying as many flavours as possible. Some are hit, some not. We sat down by Cathedral San Martino to enjoy the Ice cream and couple of street acts.
We walked our way to Piazza del Anfiteatro which is build on remains of an old roman ...
... before collapsing into a well-deserved siesta. Once the temperatures had dropped to an acceptable temperature (~90F) we made our way outside and trolled the pretty streets of Lucca and found the Torre Guinigi, a 144 ft tall tower with stunning panoramic views of Lucca. My camera has a panoramic feature and there was no long line (a la Pisa) of ...
· got up to the sounds of chanting and church bells. · Lucca is a medieval walled town. The wall was built in the fifth century. We headed out into the sunshine without coats, a sweater, a scarf, gloves. Beautiful 20 degree day. · The wall now has a walking trail on top of it all around the town (2.5 km). We walked the wall about halfway around, then cut back into town to do one of the walking tours. There are trees and grass here, something ...
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- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Business Services
- Wheelchair accessibility