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 is a “silent” airport but it was so cold and damp. I was shivering and sweating, thinking I was getting sick. When I finally got to Pisa I was able to buy a bus ticket to Lucca by speaking Italian, even with my foggy brain. The bus turned out to be a local with many stops but I was happy to experience the scenery. When I arrived in Lucca I found my way to Palazzo Tucci without google maps because I had no wifi.
My apartment was even better than the photos I had seen! Daniela Forti, the renowned glass artist was there to greet me.
My next task was to find the TIM store so I could sign up for phone and internet service. No one was more surprised than myself that I could accomplish this without getting lost!
By now I was ready to SLEEP.
The next day I gave myself permission to wander and wonder to get the lay of the land.
My first meal looked delicious but was a disappointment. Tuna was reminiscent of cat food, tomatoes were tasteless. But the beer was cold!
my first walk on the Walls
and how can I resist photographing the bicycles in Lucca? Soon I will rent one. I hope.
And here is my temptation! Happy the shop was closed. I love this Tuscan pottery and the blue finish is hard to find. Last time I brought some back, the pottery broke during transport.
and one last photo for today:
This is LIS, Lucca Italian School where I will take a class on Tuesday to see how it goes.
Looking forward to hearing from you via this blog! A presto!