Our next stop Livorno, Italy

Our next stop Livorno, Italy

Our next stop on our journey was Livorno, Italy.  Usually people head out to Florence from here, but since we had already been there we decided to rent a car and check out a town called Lucca and then go to Pisa. Lucca is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, that were built in 180 BC.

Lauren taking her Hat shot

The city had so much charm. Within the city walls there are over 100 churches. Car traffic is not allowed and there are tons of people moving around the street on bikes, mostly women doing their shopping. We walked around the city for many hours, stopping for some croissants and coffee along the way.

Delicious!

The city has tons of  narrow streets with little shops and restaurants along the way. We wandered the streets enjoying the architecture and sights…..not to mention a few gelato stops 🙂

This is called San Michele in Foro

Lauren trying to find the next sight!

Jeremy managed to find a bike shop. Yeah! Here he is trying on his new cycling jersey.

To get one of the best views of the entire town of Lucca, we stopped at the Casa and Torre Guinigi, which is a tower with oak trees on top. You climb (and climb and climb) up to the top for a birds eye view of the entire walled-in city.

Stairs we had to climb to reach the roof.

View of Lucca from the tower

After all the walking around it was time to look through Fodor’s and find us a restaurant to eat at.

Delicious lunch @ Buca L. Antonio

As much as we loved walking around Lucca we still had to get to Pisa. So we jumped back in our rental and followed the green signs until we reached our next stop: Pisa, Italy. Pisa is famous for the leaning tower of Pisa…who knew!

Another of Jeremy’s finest hat shots.

Ah we made it … The leaning tower of Pisa. It really is pretty shocking when you first see it.

Jeremy’s tourist shot

Lauren’s tourist shot

Here is a complete slideshow of the pictures we captured during our stops in Tuscany.. Enjoy

Pisa 78.8 °F

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  1. Margo Rosenfeld says:

    Some great shots! How did you do this without your computer buddy? You’ll have to fill me in… Keep good things coming!
    Love,
    Moi

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