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Wednesday. Yesterday after doing nothing for a few hours, we decided to go and get pizza somewhere. Many years ago we did the same but we got a not so nice surprise. Apparently, Italy has different kinds of pizza. Somewhere in Tuscany there is a kind of pizza that not only doesn’t look like it, it doesn’t taste like it either.
I tried to explain my kids that I was really disappointed with Italian pizza while my ex claims that real pizza comes from the town where he was born. I should do a search on that because I don’t think that that town could give anything good.
Anyway, we picked a Neapolitan pizzeria just in case and I’m really glad we did because it was very good.
After that it was about 8.30pm and I said: “I want to get back home because I wish to wash my hair and I don’t want to go to bed with my hair wet”.
“Let’s take a walk in the town of Lucca, it’s very small. We may be done in 20 minutes”.

We parked the car in front of the city walls. Lucca is famous for that wall that used to isolate the town from everything else.

That’s the door we used to enter the town walking.


I have to admit that the town is very nice. That’s Piazza San Michele (Saint Michael Square). There you can see the Roman Basilica of San Michele.



I really liked that all the columns were different. That on top is Saint Michael.


That’s Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro (Amphitheater Square). I’m not sure if you can see but the buildings are rounded forming a circle.



That’s inside of the city wall. We got lost in there because we decided to ignore a sign saying that one of the paths had a dead end.




It was already late, about 10pm and I said: “Let’s go home now, we still have to shower and there is a lot to do when we get back”.
But of course, we couldn’t find the car so we walked around the wall for over 1.5 hours. The wall is about 5km/3.1mi long and it has 5 doors. You can imagine that we were near the right door but we turned around the wrong way so we could see all the doors and it’s decorations.
I wasn’t mad at my ex even though he said: “I have a great sense of orientation”. I only felt sad for my kids because they were already exhausted and still they had to walk for hours.
If I had been the one who got lost… I better don’t think about it, it brings really bad memories.

Lucca is a very nice town. It’s full of cafes and it looks very happy.

On the way back, the stupid GPS wanted us to go through some streets that I wouldn’t dare to take them by foot. Holy f#$k I don’t know how someone can drive there. They are super narrow and the precipice is on one side… And of course, they are not one way streets so you pray that nobody comes from the other side.
We got home really late and I didn’t wash my hair. Ugh…

~ by DotedOn on June 29, 2016.

18 Responses to “673”

  1. So much history! I just love the architecture, but that narrow road sounds like something of a nightmare!

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    • It’s really beautiful here πŸ™‚
      The streets are horrible but maybe the people don’t mind because of the scenery πŸ™‚

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      • I’m guessing if they grew up there, they’re accustomed to it, but I can’t imagine lots of people don’t mind, right? I know whenever I’ve seen them through movies or documentaries, I cringe if they are roads where people actually drive on them, and all the stories of how wild and fast people drive in Europe, generally. Is that true?

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      • Yes! They drive really fast and some streets are very scary. I will post pictures soon! πŸ™‚


  2. Sounds like an adventure anyway. Real Italian pizza, huh? I’m jealous!

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  3. Sounds like you had a fun tour… and now if I ever need an expert on what the inside of a wall is suppose to look like.. πŸ˜‰

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  4. Paola, I’m sorry you guys had all that extra walking, but hey—at least it was in Italy πŸ˜€ Thank you for sharing these wonderful pics and “taking us along” on your trip! πŸ˜€

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  5. OH! WHOA! That last 3 pictures! No way in heck will I ever walk through that! Good god!

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