Yes, after two trains and much hauling of the heavy bag on and off said trains, I arrived in Lucca yesterday afternoon. I don’t really mind being responsible for my own luggage, but by the time I got to my B & B, I was simply exhausted! It might have helped if I’d taken notice of the actual address of the inn because then I would have stopped dragging the bag around sooner. I knew the general vicinity of its location, but not enough to find the front door. In the end, I made a phone call and said “dov’è?” (where are you) and the kind innkeeper came out and found me-I was mere steps away!
Thankfully I was not too tired to go out and start exploring. The streets were filled with shoppers, some tourists and lots of people riding bikes. I wound my way in and out of street after street, not even bothering to look at a map. How lost could I get? Some of the areas I remembered from my last visit, others were new and I tried to remember all the great food shops that I had seen. Of course I stopped into a few and bought various goodies for back in the room. The weather is spectacular and I can’t wait for my guests to arrive on Saturday. More later-I’m off for another walk.
The first photo is of the famous Torre Giunigi with its trees on top-we should probably climb up and take a look at the spectacular view from the top. The other is of the beautiful Chiesa di San Michele.