Tuesday Spencer and I traveled to Lucca and Pisa. I have been wanting to visit Lucca for a long time. Lucca is famous for its medieval wall. While not a top tourist destination, Lucca should still be on your radar if you travel to Tuscany. You can rent a bike or walk the city wall or take in nightly concerts dedicated to Lucca’s most famous resident, Giacomo Puccini. We only had about 2 hours to explore the city. Lucca is not a big city, but there are so many smaller streets you feel like you are in a small town. One thing I noticed was how quiet it was in Lucca. We had originally planned to spend 4 nights in Lucca, but had to change our travel plans due to my husband’s schedule. More on that in a coming post. After a quick lunch we jumped on the train to Pisa. We met up with two family friends who live there and headed for Il Campo dei Miracoli. That is where everyone goes to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. But just as beautiful are the Duomo and Baptistry. Standing in front of the Tower was a dream come true. It’s tilt began during construction on inadequate soil. Groundbreaking took place in 1173. It was completed in 1372.
It’s hard to not take a cheesy picture trying to push over the Tower. I loved watching some people get really creative in their poses.
You can buy a combo ticket that will let you in all three buildings on the Campo.