May 13, 2009

Lucca e Pisa

Buongiorno!

We're playing tourist again today...off to Tuscany!

Lucca:

Lucca is a city in Tuscany, northern central Italy, situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain near (but not on) the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. Among other reasons, it is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls (although the city has expanded beyond the wall's boundaries).

Lucca was founded by the Etruscans (there are traces of a pre-existing Ligurian settlement) and became a Roman colony in 180 BC. The rectangular grid of its historical center preserves the Roman street plan, and the Piazza San Michele occupies the site of the ancient forum. Traces of the amphitheatre can still be seen in the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro.


Pisa:

Pisa is a city in Tuscany, central Italy, on the right bank of the mouth of the Arno River on the Ligurian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Pisa. Although Pisa is known worldwide for its Leaning Tower, bell tower of the cathedral, the city of over 87,500 residents contains more than 20 other historic churches, several palaces, and various bridges across the Arno River.

All info from Wikipedia

11 comments:

Cynthia said...

Incredible place, Charmaine. Thanks for sharing your tour of Italy. The leaning tower is so detailed and well taken care of...I thought it would be ruins! Have fun! <3

Golden West said...

We need to see at least one picture of you "holding up" the Tower!

Elizabeth said...

Still green with envy!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

You're killing me! I love Tuscany & all the little vendors at Pisa!!

dancing doc said...

I have been thinking of your travels in Italy- wishing you oodles of fun - your photos are fun! p.s. I hope you have sun there - we are amidst gray skies since days!

donna pizzi said...

Incredibile, come si dice in italiano.. But where are the pix of YOU, cara??? Che mangi tu???
Baci,

Dvora Schleffer Designs said...

Italy is so gorgeous. Lucky I'm flying there next week so I don't need to get envy seeing your pictures.

Karine said...

Thank you for all of the Italy photos! I have never been, and it looks fantastic! I am glad you are there, so I can enjoy it with your blog, Charmaine. Eat some gelato for me...

fly tie said...

it's all so lovely. thanks for sharing!

Rosebud Collection said...

I didn't realize you would be blogging/sending pictures..Gosh, they are beautiful. Glad you are having a great time. Tuscany is a place I would like to visit..Will keep checking back..Have fun..and I know you are.

Debra said...

I love Lucca and have posted about my travels there several times. I like Pisa too- but Lucca steals my heart. I hope you made it to the DiSimo cafe-for fun. Have the very best time with your friends-