Lucca, Italy

Posted Jan 08, 2018

Oct. 8, 2017

About an hour out­side Flo­rence is the beau­ti­ful town of Luc­ca, known for its wide, medieval-era sur­round­ing wall. Orig­i­nal­ly built as a mil­i­tary for­ti­fi­ca­tion, now the wall is just for looks. Its con­tin­ued exis­tence over the years has meant that the city inside has remained most­ly untouched by time.

Late in the after­noon of our vis­it, we set out on the pedes­tri­an prom­e­nade that runs the length of the wall. It was a per­fect place to watch the sun set – the city sky­line in front of us, frac­tured glimpses of streets, court­yards and gar­dens below. 

The few hours we spent here were def­i­nite­ly not enough.