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Puccini and his hometown

(Lazy day in Lucca)

While having an unusual bright sun I’ve been visiting some of the churches and museums in Lucca.

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Next to my youthhostel this church was the first after checking out the guided tour through the city in the afternoon.

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In one of the churches you’ve got several floors in which they were built – beginning in the roman time, than medival and finally gothic style.

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Now I went into the museum of the cathedral and the audioguide gave you so many expressions that made history come alive.

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While eating out at the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro suddenly a guy felt on his knees and asked his girl of she would marry him…great!!!

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So in the end of this cultural day I took the opportunity to join in an opera of Puccini in a church – this was an excellent end of the day.

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Part Two: From Firenze to Rome

So here we´ve got the second part of the trip. After crossing some mountains by train from Bologne to Florence I´m going to explore the ancient town – after more than 10 years…

Leaving the city to the northwest visiting Prato and Pistoia I look forward to see the cultural highlights of Lucca and Pisa. Now as I´ve reached the Tyrrhenian Sea I´d like to enjoy the beach and go to Grosseto – also a town with marvellous historic scenery.

Making my basecamp in Orbetello I´d like to explore the nearby Monte Argentario.
Lending – hopefully – the famous Vespa the etruscan cities next to this place and the Terme di Sorrano will be visited. A stop in Pitigliano is also possible.

After those days I´m going to cycle along the coast as the inland countryside is not really suitable for a recumbent and a trailer – it´s a pity because at the start of my planing I´d like to visit the Lago di Bolsena. This is – according to some friends who cycled along this area – not possible.

So in the end there will be Rome – here I´ve got a hotel booked already for two nights and in the evening my CityNightLine train will bring me back to Germany.
Rome will be the cultural highlight – there are so many sights and museums to discover – I really look forward to this great city.

So now I´m really happy to have finisched my plans for this years journey – if you got any recommendations drop me a line!


Florence to Rome – Part Two of my trip

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