Italy: Pisa & Lucca

Last Friday we went to Pisa & Lucca.  I had mixed feelings about Pisa — on the one hand it was really cool to see the leaning tower (something you see so often in photos) in person, but on the other hand there wasn’t really much else to do there.  It was fun nonetheless and we all ended up pretty tan because it was reaching the low 90’s by the middle of the day.

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I don’t think there are any in this picture, but you could see lines of people standing around with their hands out, taking the obligatory tourist photo.  I tried to be a little bit different…  I took one where I was pushing the tower over instead of trying to hold it up!

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When we got to Lucca we rented bikes and rode along the city’s wall, which is one of the few (the only?) left fully intact.  It is a fun, gorgeous ride, and I definitely reccomend it if you’re ever there.  It only takes about half an hour so we were able to ride around twice before lunch.

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Instead of an ice cream truck there is a gelato bike!

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A statue of Puccini, who wrote my favorite opera: Tosca.

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4 thoughts on “Italy: Pisa & Lucca

  1. You perfectly captured how we too felt about Pisa and Lucca. When we rode bikes in the wall in Lucca it was a Sunday and we were lucky to see crossbow archers practicing and later a religious procession from the church. What a special day!

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