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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When Women are in Charge

Our First Three Days It was a long journey from Toronto and Connecticut but we all met in Brussels and continued on together to Florence. Marcie and our driver were there to greet us and whisked us to the countryside, to the tiny village of Poggio Alla Croce. Some of us walked around the property and explored the nearby agriturismo of […]

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