Day Trip To Lucca & Pisa

From Florence, we took the 9am train to Lucca. One way fare for €7.50. All 11 of us aboard. The train ride was short and smooth, and we literally walked out of the train station to just outside the walled city. Everything’s all in there. You walk it. You bike it. You Vespa it, like Italians do. Us? We walked. Aimlessly. 

With so many churches dotting this heritage city, we only managed a couple. That’s NOT counting the ones we simply passed by without stepping in. I have a theory here. One must do the touristy stuff on full stomachs. Otherwise, the smell of freshly-baked pizza and bread, the sight of chocolate truffles and other sweet stuff, as well as the Italian shops selling anything and everything from clothes to shoes to bags will most certainly distract you. 

We likewise checked out the amphitheater which is really more like a piazza hemmed in by artisanal shops, bike stands, more churches, gelaterias, trattorias and cafe bars. A tad disappointed, as I was expecting a Roman amphitheater, yet still a pretty sight. 

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About lifeisacelebration

Retired early, but still active. Very involved in celebrating life! I love traveling because I always come back with less cobwebs in my mind. It is as if I empty my mind of all clutter upon departure, and fill it with many happy memories upon arrival. I also like the idea that life is so focused on the present, and my senses are all playing to listen, feel , see, smell and taste everything novel or not so new. The fact that I only have to choose from a limited wardrobe, or use the same pair of shoes throughout my holiday , or work and survive on a single budget make life so much simpler. Sure, you sometimes get a raw deal in a few trips, or feel hassled by flight delays and cancellations, but the joys and simplicity of the present far outweigh the negatives. Oh, btw, I always end up gaining more friends after each trip. Many I kept......
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