BOLOGNA TO LUCCA
So the 26-hour flight from Australia finally touched down in Bologna. Phewww! It’s a long way for the
Train Bologna to Lucca
Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro
We book into the cute Anfiteatro Bed and Breakfast apartment in Lucca’s located in the old town
16th Century Walls of Lucca – Bike Ride along the Walls
Exploring the ancient walls of Lucca was first on our agenda, so we head off in search of a bike to hire so that we can take to the city walls which were first under construction in the 11th Century. These beautifully preserved walls run for about 4 km’s and have become a leafy place to walk, ride and relax. The walls form an amazing ring around the city’s perimeter and riding along the top of them by bike was the perfect way to make the most of the experience. We had a delicious lunch on the walls before heading off on our walking tour to learn more about the ancient city.
Lucca’s Great Restaurants & Foodie Hubs
Walking Tour of Lucca
When you only have a short time in a place, a short walking tour is a great way to find and see more than you would on your own. We did the Viator Walking Tour of Lucca which lasted about 2 hours and was really informative.
We meet at Piazzale Verdi at the old Porta San Donato adjacent to the historic Renaissance walls. Walk along Via San Paolino which corresponds to the ancient Roman street (Decumanus Maximus) and past the Renaissance church dedicated to the patron saint of the town, Saint Paolino.
We see where Giacomo Puccini the man famous for his operas was born and the area where the ancient Roman forum was located. We reached Via Fillungo, the main and busiest shopping street of the town where both traditional shops and the two medieval towers are located. Torre
We visit San Frediano one of Lucca’s best-loved churches before heading back to our home turf at Piazza Anfiteatro, one of the most beautiful squares in Lucca. An ancient Roman
Personally, I loved the shopping in Lucca and there was a really relaxed and authentic vibe in the main shopping areas. There are few chain stores and many cute bespoke stores selling lovely clothes,
We spend the afternoon soaking up the food and atmosphere and enjoying a few other sights.
Lucca is pure joy and we loved our special days here. If you would like a chance to take your own tour to Italy with some super fun women like you, then register your interest here and I’ll keep you in the loop. Click the image here.
Until next time,
Love your home and those within it,