Today we decided to explore a city we have not traveled to after all these years, Lucca, only 25 minutes by train from Pisa!
What a pleasant surprise! It’s compact and exists mostly inside the 2-1/2 miles of Renaissance walls from centuries gone by. It is flat and easy to walk almost everywhere. There is plenty of shopping, sightseeing, and food choices galore.
We spent the morning getting acquainted with churches, towers and plazas. By late morning our stomachs are thinking about food. After getting a bit lost, we finally stumbled upon a restaurant John had read about, Trattoria da Leo. It is a favorite of the locals and the blue collar workers in town. We were treated kindly and lunch was excellent, hearty soups and salads more than enough for lunch. Like the locals, we were offered and accepted a liquor of choice to finish our meal.
Here are some of our favorite photos.