Saturday, August 6, 2011

Tuscany Day 2

Another blogger suggested going to Lucca, and when I heard that you could hire bikes and cycle around the old walls, it was sealed.

Oh, the fun of it!
I hadn't been on a bike in about 10 years, unless you count an exercise bike at the gym once or twice. Cycling around Dublin is dangerous as there are so many cars and buses, and honestly, they have zero awareness of cyclists. Several people I know have given up cycling because of the dangers.

After our cycle, we had lunch, then the very difficult task of deciding what flavour of ice cream to choose. Yum! I love Italian ice cream!

And this was just one of the many churches we saw on our travels. This one had a spectacular baptismal font.

This was so much fun, because there was no traffic. I thought if we cycled the walls once, we'd be doing well, but 3 times later, I had to be practically dragged off the bike to go for lunch! And it's true, you never forget how to ride a bike; after initial nerves for about 2 minutes, I was flying around!

Another great day on our trip.

Next post is the final day.


  1. We went to Lucca too! Isn't it beautiful all round there?!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

  2. Oh...the church is just beautiful. Stunning!

    You make cycling sound like fun!

  3. What a great idea! What flavor ice cream did you end up with? An assortment perhaps? LOL

  4. It's fun to rediscover bike riding isn't it! I'm glad you had such a good time there. And...that Italian gelato is the BEST ice cream in the world...

  5. I'm ready to pack my folding bike into a very large suitcase and come for a ride with you. That church is gorgeous!

  6. I guess I have to add this to my "bucket list" now Mimi!! Glad you are having such a great time.