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France and Italy, 2004

Lucca, Part 1

We spent a week in Lucca, and took many photos. To keep things manageable, there are three pages for Lucca. This page has things seen on the way to Lucca and on trips out of the town, the second page has pictures of Lucca itself, and the third page has pictures taken during two trips to Florence.

Between Lucignano and Lucca, we visited the abbey at San Galgano. It is now missing its roof, but is still used at times. The aisle had flower petals from a wedding the previous day.

At Borgo a Mozzano, north of Lucca, there is this extraordinary bridge over the Serchio river. Parts are not quite as ancient as they look, as the end on the far bank was rebuilt when a railway and new roads were built in the 20th century. It is called the Devil's Bridge.

Further up the Serchio valley, this is the view from the church at Barga, looking across the river valley to the Alpi Apuane.

At Collodi, east of Lucca, is the Villa Garzoni. The villa is being repaired and is not open to the public, but in any case the best feature is the steeply terraced garden dating from the late 18th century.

Click here to go on to Lucca, Part 2

 

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