Tuscan country side, Party time & Pisa. June 8th 2011 Wednesday 8th June - update.
Things are bubbling along here. Countryside is wonderful, wine, beer & spirits are cheap in Italy. Food also. We’ve had a fair bit of rain, but it remains pleasantly warm interspersed with periods of sunshine. Attended Puccini opera in Lucca on Monday night in the original chapel that Puccini was baptised in and later performed. The concerts run every night in Luc ... read more
Europe » Italy » Tuscany » Lucca Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
Bill, Margie & Katie - We'll be traveling to UK, France, Italy and Croatia for 5 weeks from May to July.
Spending about 7 days in UK traveling around a bit - nothing really planned cept have Oyster passes and britrail passes so we'll go with the flow, visit family, look at the so-old-so beautiful history, shudder at the prices. From there we train it to Paris for a couple of days before jumping on a plane to Milan - Italy (1 day). From there we train our way to Lucca to meet up with the mad manurheads and their offspring / partners / minders etc for 7 days in a Villa just outside of the wall... full info