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A little Lucca…

On my last trip to Italy, hubby and I started our trip in Lucca.  I have now christened Lucca as my favorite city in Italy.  The medieval city is such a contrast. It is surrounded by walls (called ramparts) that are filled with residents and visitors walking, running and biking on top.

 

Biking on the walls in Lucca...

Biking on the walls in Lucca...

 

The reason I say that Lucca is a contrast is because inside the walls, the city is filled with modern shops, excellent restaurants and hotels.  I found Lucca to be extremely charming and an excellent balance of big-city amenities and small-town character.  The easiest way to travel to Lucca directly from the U.S. is to fly to Pisa and then take a train – if you are already in Europe, the train or a low-cost airline is your best-bet.  Check out my hotel page for more information!  See you there!

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Where in the world?

Well, summer is almost over and I haven’t taken a vacation.  I think it’s because I have such a hard time deciding where to go.  Does anyone else have this problem? This year, I made a decision that I was going to travel to places that I consider exotic:  Argentina, Iceland and Peru. Of course, I will probably end up at my favorite place in the world:  Italy.  The hardest thing about traveling to Italy is that there are so many great cities, towns and experiences.  Although most visitors to Italy overlook the fabulous city of Milan, it is one of my favorites.  I can’t describe the feeling of seeing DaVinci’s “The Last Supper” in person or visiting the La Scala Opera House.  I only spent one day in Milan on my last trip so I think a trip to Milan is in my near future!  I stayed at a fabulous hotel in Milan on my last trip: Hotel Spadari al Duomo.  It had it a fantastic location and a reasonable price for Milan.  See you there!

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