My group arrives tomorrow. The weather is unbelievable and what a joy to be out and about without stepping in puddles and constantly being on the lookout for someone’s umbrella coming your way. That was last year-this is now and it’s perfect. I have been savoring every moment walking around the neighborhood where we’ll be staying, checking out the closest panificio (shop selling all types of bread and focaccia), where to have our morning caffe, and of course my personal favorite-the pasticceria. After all, this is a food focused trip-do I really need to explain?
Just around the corner is this small canal running the length of the street. It’s a real neighborhood with people walking and riding their bikes to run their errands. I found it interesting that in Lucca there are people on bikes everywhere, whereas in Arezo I never saw a single one-too many hills there!
These towers are close by and they aren’t even part of the wall surrounding the city. I wouldn’t mind being locked up in this neighborhood-that is as long as I could send someone out for food!