After two trains to get there, and a fun time rolling our bags down Monterosso to the train station, we arrive in Lucca. A medieval walled city.
View out the living/dining room.
View out the bedroom window.
We were very happy with our accomodations. These were not our original accomodations, however our original place made a big mistake on our booking and notified us via email in Rome, that we only had one night secured. So we canceled with them and had our concierge help us book here instead.
Our hotel is on this street on the lefthand side. We enjoyed a cafe right near the corner and frequented it during our stay.
We went to check out the Ducati Tours place a day in advance so Arne could meet the owners and solidify his gear and plans for tomorrow's ride.
He had a great ride the next day and took video clips of his ride also, which turned out very cool. I was very glad to see him come back safely!
We took a nice walk through town and enjoyed the sights and the church views.
Horses in Piazza Napoleone, by Teatro del Giglio
At this piazza S. Martino, Lucca's Cathedral, there were a few girls playing music and I got a video clip of them playing.
And my other little video of the same music, a bit sideways in my skills here:
We walked over to the walls to find our restaurant that was recommended to us.
This was my rocket salad (arugula) with pear and pecorino cheese.
They also had gelato here, which we had earlier in the day when we came by to make reservations. Arne had an affigato; espresso over gelato.
Arne's fried pecorino cheese and pears.