There’s something special about being up and out of the house before everyone else, especially in a town like Lucca where the mid-day streets are filled with locals and a fair amount of tourists.
The church of San Michele is an impressive sight regardless of the amount of people that are milling around. Imagine my delight when I walked into the square and found myself all alone. There were a few police standing in front of the entrance to the church, but that was it. Even the cafes surrounding the piazza were deserted. Good morning to me!