10 September 2015

Tuscany Travel Diary - Day 6: Lucca





At first we decided to skip Lucca because it didn't speak to us as much as the other cities. But then we postponed going to Riomaggiore because of the bad weather and instead decided to pay Lucca a visit after all. And I'm glad we did. 

Lucca is a walled city full of pretty buildings and cute restaurants. It's touristic but not so much as Florence or Pisa. As I said, it's surrounded by thick walls which allow you to walk around the entire city. They're not that high though, so for a panoramic view it's better to climb one of the city's towers. We went up on the Torre Guinigi which you'll recognize by the trees growing on top of it. The view was amazing. A gathering of white and yellow houses all with the same typical orange rooftops.

From the tower you can also see the city's most beautiful piazza, the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. The square still has the shape of Lucca's former amphitheater and is filled with restaurants and market stalls. It's definitely one of the coziest places in the city. Other than that Lucca has a few pretty churches like San Michele in Foro and the Basilica di San Frediano. But we mostly enjoyed just strolling through the streets and soaking up the city's unique atmosphere, which for me Lucca is all about.

Now for my gelato tips! First we went to Momo, a small shop in Via della Fratta, only a few streets away from the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. Another gelateria to look out for is Gelati...amo for its yummy Kinder and cheesecake flavors. It's situated just behind the city walls if you're coming from the train station so you can't miss it.

Till the next and last stop: Riomaggiore! ❤


 1. The San Michele in Foro church - 2. The Piazza San Michele - 3 & 4. Wearing New Look pants, a Primark bag and a Threadsence top + hat - 5 & 8. In love with all the yellow buildings - 6 & 7. View of Piazza dell'Anfiteatro from the Torre Guinigi - 9. The cutest red vespa - 10. Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - 11. Pretty flowers in a park near the train station - 12. And the pink ones too! - 13. Gelato from Gelateria Momo and Gelati...amo

4 comments:

  1. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I will be scrolling through the rest of this series, thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour! :)

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  2. Your photos are absolutely gorgeous! I will be scrolling through the rest of this series, thank you so much for sharing this lovely tour! :)

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  3. Ah, all of your travel photos have been gorgeous, lady!! I'm especially loving this one though, Lucca looks amazing and I ADORE your cute outfit too!! xo

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