Travel – Lucca, Tuscany, Italy


This was the cruise ship (Legend of the Seas) that brought us to the port

of Livorno for two nights.

From here you can catch local trains to Florence, Pizza, Lucca and Siena.

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This brand new Helicopter named Goliath was on the wharf next to our ship

and over the next two days was dismantled and packed into crates,

loaded onto a ship and sent off to its new home.

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This is our first glimpse of Lucca – the train station.

I’ve used a digital art pastel effect which will just look like a blurry photo

until you click on the image to see it larger.

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We came across this great second hand shop on the walk from the

train station to the walled city. (This photo has a painted effect applied

to it so click on it to view a larger version.)

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This is the entrance to the walled city of Lucca, LU Italy.

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If you have time you can walk the old medieval walls that Protected the city.

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Napoleon Bonaparte’s sister Elisa, ruled over Lucca, when she was made a princess.

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A beautiful creeper covered balcony in Piazza Napoleone, on the left is a

warning to bus drivers that they wont fit down the road.

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This is a seriously large old door in Lucca, as a Black and White photograph

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Here’s a glimpse through the large door.

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I love the old walls covered with Ivy around Lucca –  this one is in sepia.

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This photo has had a pastel effect applied to it – to see it click

on the image to view it larger.

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Here’s the same wall in colour.

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This is a pastel effect – click on the image to view it larger

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Lucca is a wonderful walled town that has been incredibly well preserved,

and is a fun place to explore. The locals use an amazing variety of

pushbikes to zoom peacefully around town, all in all its a very

romantic medieval village well worth a visit.

Fairly close by are Florence, Pizza and Siena.

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Another Sojurn of Lucca, I could not decide which one I preferred

so here’s both of them.

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2 Responses to “Travel – Lucca, Tuscany, Italy”

  1. […] you travel alone with your children? Choosing Lucca as your destination takes you to an historic centre fortified by walls still completely intact where […]

  2. Lucca is one of my very fave cities in Italy and I also just posted about Lucca. Beautiful images!

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