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Italy: Florence

Let me just say this upfront and honestly: I was not prepared for the number of tourists in Florence (of which I was one, I know, I know…). And because I wasn’t expecting them, the stalls in the San Lorenzo Market were like a slap in the face, and I am sorry to say it […]

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Italy: Lucca (ti amo)

Lucca was a charming surprise! Located in Tuscany, this little town is surrounded by thick walls from the Renaissance era. Rick Steves listed Lucca and Pisa together in his Italy book, which I have to admit was the only reason we went. I am so glad we did, though. Lucca is a town with heart. […]

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Lucca post tomorrow… I played hooky today :-)

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Italy: Pisa

Because we were “in the neighbourhood”, I really wanted to have a peek at Pisa. We did Rick Steve’s walk from the train station through the town to the Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), where the Leaning Tower is located. We spent half a day in Pisa and half a day in Lucca. I’ll show […]

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Italy: Cinque Terre

This is a continuation of our trip to France and Italy in April. If you missed my previous posts, you can click here for: Nice, Antibes, Cannes, and Monaco. Next week, I’ll finish up this series with two more posts: Pisa/Lucca and Florence. Cinque Terre is a collection of five villages situated along the Italian […]

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Preview: Italy

I haven’t forgotten that I owe you pics from Cinque Terre, Pisa, Florence and Lucca… and that I promised myself that I’d finish processing them before summer’s end. Guess I better get to it. PS I am completely enamoured of this: Poladroid. Have you tried it? I love the surprise factor! Here’s my Flickr set. If […]

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