I am back in Italy. I arrived in Bagni di Lucca in the late afternoon after a whole day of travelling, just time to get ready for aperitivo.
This was no ordinary aperitivo. We went to Lucca to climb the Guinigi tower…famous for the holm oaks growing on the top.
It is a 230 step climb to the top. I like to stop occasionally to admire the view.
A bit of rain fell as we got to the top, but it didn’t dampen spirits. Lucca looks stunning from this vantage point, especially in the fading light.
It had been planned that we would be serenaded under the holm oaks by 2 lovely young musicians, but the rain sent us downstairs. It was great anyway.
Thank you Paul and Paola Moschino for a great evening…and Paris Boheme, for the delicious dinner that followed. It is good to be back.