Shadowman peeks through this arch and is caught looking.
A popular restaurant in the Piazza dell' Anfiteatro gets ready for the lunch crowd. (Pane and Vino means Bread and Wine - two favorites around here).
A piano busker entertains the diners with his classical tunes and an occasional rendition of "House of the Rising Sun." (He must really like that tune because it is certainly a non-sequitur).
As the temperatures creep upwards, more and more gelaterias are opening from their winter hibernation. Like Starbucks in the USA, gelaterias seem to be on nearly every corner.
Another narrow and charming street to wander down.
Lucca has at least two music institutes that I have seen so it is not uncommon to see instruments being carried or wheeled around town.
The prolific Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924) was one of the greatest Italian opera composers in history. He was born in Lucca and enjoys special status as a favorite son. This statue adorns the Piazza Citadella.
This corrugated cardboard art sculpture warms in the morning sun.
Shadowman checks out the stone benches outside the library, a popular spot for the older generation to while away the time in conversation and warm sunshine.
A carousel horse waiting for a rider in Piazza Napoleone.