On a Mission

Today we ride the rails. We purchase our tickets at a window in a building with high ceilings and tall chandeliers of wrought iron. Long wooden benches, smooth from years of use, sit in formation facing the ticket windows in expectation. There are two people ahead of us. We didn’t order our tickets online, we chose … More On a Mission

Gelato First

 We hop back on the ferry to Vernazza. Along the way we pass more picturesque villages with brightly colored buildings. The air is fresh. The day beautiful. Since we’ve been here, in Tuscany, the weather has been very fickle and a departure from what is normally expected this time of year. Rain, chilly, sunny, warm. … More Gelato First

Lucca Love

   Our first full day in Tuscany is my birthday. What a hardship to be among the rolling hills and red clay roof villas on this day. On our schedule today is the medieval walled city of Lucca. A bike ride on the ramparts around the city is also on the agenda, but after getting … More Lucca Love