Happy Monday! Today I'm recapping our day trip to Lucca from Pisa. After a quick croissant near the Leaning Tower we jumped on the train and stopped just outside the town! Lucca's walls still survive from the Renaissance, and it is very popular to walk or bike along the paths on top of the walls. Sophie and I rented a double bike cart (which conveniently had a roof) and pedaled along almost the whole path! There were a couple of areas that were blocked off, but we had a great time enjoying the views. The most difficult part was getting the cart back down off of the path without crashing.
After biking we stopped in a hardware store and bought our parents a door knocker! I love how unique all the doors are in Italy and this was the perfect gift for them. We continued walking around inside of the walls until we reached the center of town (which forms an oval). After some gelato and a glass of wine we walked by the famous tower with oak trees growing out of the top, and then headed back to the train station. Lucca was truly a lovely little town to visit, and I think a day trip was the perfect amount of time to enjoy it. Next up, four days in Cinque Terre!