Ciao Readers! Happy Monday!
So, here we are at the end of my trip to Lucca (boo hoo)…. I still have so many nifty photos I haven’t posted as well as some random stories, so thought I’d do a final photo-centric wrap-up with some sights and info from my adventure. Enjoy:
Photos from the “Verdemura” (green walls) flower and growers festival:
Check out the facade of the Cathedral of San Martino (building began in the 1100’s!). Notice how each column is different from the others? Legend has it that there was a competition to design the columns for the church (these artistic competitions were common in Italy during the Renaissance) – but instead of picking a winner, the town stole and used all the designs and didn’t award a prize or pay anyone!:
This is the “famous” Torre Guingi (the one in the background with the trees growing on top of it – pretty unique feature, no?), which has 227 step to the top that I did not climb:
Remember the handmade pumpkin torteloni I bought back in the “shopping” post? This is me turning it into a scrumptious dinner – just add butter, sage and parmesan:
One day I just wandered all over town, including down empty alleyways (always so picturesque); I happened upon this large (about 12 feet tall) piece of art made entirely from recycled cardboard, literally in the middle of nowhere….
And, finally, a peak-a-boo farewell to the sea (though technnically not in Lucca):
Thank you, Dear Readers for coming with me to New York and Italy. Hopefully I will have more blog fodder (i.e. ADVENTURES) soon!