You are invited….

In spring 2020, (late April, early May) you are invited to experience a new travel adventure with Pronto Marcella. Enjoy Seven nights at an agriturismo in an ancient but lovingly restored farmhouse near Gambassi Terme, and Certaldo, with views from our lawn of the towers of San Gimignano our farmhouse see the towers in the distance? […]

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Abbracciato dalle Mura

Embraced by the Walls When I decided to spend a month in Lucca, I anticipated periods of loneliness because I hadn’t travelled alone in a decade.  Life had gotten somewhat stale and certainly predictable.  I yearned to be out of my comfort zone. I wanted to be in a place where I didn’t know anyone so […]

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Walk the walls of Lucca with me this morning!

Do you have the time to meander slowly with me? It ‘s only 3.6 miles around the ancient walls. I promise you a great lunch at the finish at Trattoria Guilia.  I’m a bit lonely today, so I appreciate your company! But first, are you wearing comfortable shoes? OK, we are ready!  Let’s start here, admiring […]

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Arrivato in sicurezza a Lucca

Arrived safely in Lucca I learned that a six-hour layover in Amsterdam is difficult at this stage in my life. Used to be manageable but not anymore. Even though there were tulips! Amsterdam airport Amsterdam is a “silent” airport but it was so cold and damp.  I was shivering and sweating, thinking I was getting […]

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Countdown to Lucca!

In October, I will be travelling outside of my comfort zone. (not found on any map!) I will be living, by myself, in Lucca for the month. My goal is to speak only Italian AND look for new venues and activities for future Pronto Marcella travellers. I chose Lucca because: 1. I don’t know anyone […]

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