Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Italy - Post 2

If you missed my first Italy post, it's here, and it's fabulous so you should really check it out. Now we're on to Monday, in which much of our group did something that I can't remember, and Aaron and I and Ben and Kate went into Lucca to explore.

Ben was the best man at our wedding and because he and Aaron went to college together, I've known Ben as long as I've known Aaron. He met Kate in med school and they now live in Indianapolis with their three kids (the oldest of whom is our godson).

Ben, Kate, Aaron and me having lunch

Lucca is a walled city; you can walk on top of the walls.

Lucca was the home of composer Giacomo Puccini, and "Turandot" is Aaron's favorite Puccini opera,
so we had to have our picture in front of the Turandot Caffe!

Some street scenes in Lucca. You can barely see the sandals that I'm wearing ,
but I bought those that day (and still have them)

Meanwhile, whatever the rest of our group was doing, it involved ALL of them taking a picture of this.

...and it also involved filling wine jugs at the hardware store. Yep, you read that right.
You'll have to come back again for more on that story.

Next week: Cinque Terre!

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  1. Love it! I almost posted about Lucca today. I used to live in Napoli, twice, and Lucca is one of my favourite places in Italy. Did you get to ride bikes on top of the wall, thats the best!

    Bonnie Rose | A Compass Rose
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  2. I have never been to Lucca or really heard much about it. Next time I go to Italy this will definitely be on my list of destinations!

  3. Great pictures!! That flower is interesting, wondering what the story is behind it?! Wish I was back in Italy right now, such a great place! :)

  4. Gosh you give me the travel bug BADLY! You have seen/done so much!!

  5. Wow, what is that, a flower? That's the weirdest and therefore coolest one I`ve ever seen. Looking forward to seeing pictures from Cinque Terre, I`ve heard its magical :)

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  6. Beautiful! I really do need to see more of the world! Love your pink dress <3

  7. Ahhh! I love learning about new Italian cities! This place looks great! I'm also really looking forward to the Cinque Terre posts. I loved it there!


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