Italy Photo Tour Blog September 23, 2014

September 23, 2014 at 5:37 PM

September 23rd 2014 Lucca, Italy

We are now staying in the walled city of Lucca and as I said last night basing out of here for the next five nights. Lucca is probably one of the most beautiful Tuscan towns you will find and is a town completely surrounded by a still intact defence wall.

Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony in 180 BC. The rectangular grid of the historical centre preserves the Roman street plan, and the Piazza San Michele occupies the site of the ancient forum. At the Lucca conference in 56BC, Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus reaffirmed their political alliance know as the First Triumvirate.

We spent the better part of the day exploring and photographing the interesting streetscapes of the village.  Enjoy tonights selection of images.

Our hotel in Lucca, 


Street Cafe's is the best place to watch the world go by


Every where you turn in Lucca is a photograph


Because automobiles are restricted inside the walled  city, bicycles are a major part of transportation


Many unique photo opportunities


Interesting to have come across a shop this image from the final Stanley Cup game in Vancouver


Gail checking to see if the lemons were real!


Every street is unique and decorated


Another colourful street cafe called La Luna


This bike was in one of the alley ways we walked through.


A panorama of the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro


Reflections into the piazza


As I said every corner offers up a great photo opportunity, this old cart adds to the image


Karen, Janet and Diane just outside the city gates


This young lady was sitting in the middle of the square painting.


Until tomorrow night .... Good night from Lucca, Tuscany.


Please add a comment

Posted by Rhonda on
Looks very beautiful. Glad you are all having a good time, say hi to Vicky!!

Enjoy the rest of your trip, I am enjoying the pictures.

Posted by Ginny on
Nice to see all the historic is like my art history class come to life! Glad to see Mom, Janet and Diane in a pic, hope you are all enjoying the wine.
No worries Mom....I am keeping tabs on Dad.
Love Ginny
Posted by Wendy S on
The photographs are wonderful!!!... what a trip and the weather seems to be fantastic as well. Keep enjoying
Posted by Amanda on
These are the best pics yet. Just beautiful! Keep them coming!
Posted by Jacqui Krech on
How I envy you! Would love to be there. The photographs are so enticing. Great images.
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