Tuscan road trip #3 – Lucca

What's not to like about Tuscany? Rhetorical, silly question- the people, scenery, food, culture and long hot summer of 2013. I have been to Tuscany many times but never before in Lucca. It was worth the diversion on the road to Florence and worthy of a few shots for this blog. (In the midst of a major cake project so this is a diversionary tactic!!)

Blue and pink sheep- cute!

Always look up- there will often be a glimpse of a very desirable roof garden in the most unlikely block.

San Martino cathedral

Puccini is possibly Lucca's most famous 'son'. This seated version of him is in one of the very many squares. Word of warning- it is not a big city but it is really to become disorientated and end up walking for miles- no bad thing on a walk of discovery except when you find yourself walking in circles!

Thanks for visiting!



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla https://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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