Today we’ve been to both Pisa and Lucca.
Pisa is about an hours drive from camp and to make sure we got to see the Tuscan countryside we went via the back roads and avoided the autoroute and the tolls.
Parking up in Pisa was easy enough as we parked on the edge of town at a cost of €2 and went in search of the ‘The Leaning Tower of Pisa’. As we meandered the streets of Pisa following the flow of people we suddenly stumbled across an open square with the basilica and Bell tower (Piazza dei Miracoli). We weren’t the only ones as there were thousands all getting the obligatory photo of themselves pushing the tower straight!. The square was bathed in sunshine with no protection from its hear and glare. We explored a little before Josh’s hunger got the better of him! His choice was McDonald’s! But at least ate.
Then we were off to Lucca to explore the ancient walled city.
Big mistake I took the car through the cordon at the walls and tried to Park! Parking only for residents. Now try getting out of the maze of narrow streets not east but we manage it just. I wonder if the local police were watching? We then parked on the outskirts of the walled city and walked back in. Again parking very reasonable €2 for 3 hours.
Again we explored the cities narrow streets this time by foot!
If you get the chance to visit Lucca make sure you do it’s another favourite city of mine to add to the list.
Heading back to camp we’ve just eaten out. Sword fish steak for me, spaghetti for Michele and pizza for Joshua