White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
White Horse Beach, Manomet, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Around Town, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy



Our Lucca visit is foot-based. No encumbrance of an automobile. We walk to the forno (bakery) to buy fresh-baked bread, and we walk to the green-grocer to buy fresh fruits and vegetables. We walk. We walk. We walk. Although there are modern supermarkets outside the city walls, I prefer buying locally within the walls from families who have had a business for generations, serving locals and tourists alike with real, plant-based food, kindness, and a helpful smiling face even as I struggle to speak their beautiful language.  (Near Piazza San Michelle).



The bicycle is the preferred transport vehicle in this pedestrian-friendly town - second to walking feet, that is.  (Near Piazza San Giusto).



A good book in any language is worth a stop and read at lunchtime. (On Via Santa Croce).



It's a walking town - and a babel of languages can usually be heard but, since it is still mid-winter, the tourist hordes are at a minimum. The Lucchese get to stroll and enjoy their wondrous city - and they do so with panache. (Near Piazza Napoleone).



It is still winter but, on the sunny side of a piazza, there will always be a place to stop and sit, eat, and/or drink the impossibly tiny cups of coffee so popular here. (Near Piazza San Michelle).

Oh Lucca! - you have captivated me once again!


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