"The Piazza della Anfiteatro is a large circular piazza located in the north central region of Lucca. It was once the site an ancient Roman Amphitheatre where gladiators and beasts engaged in mortal combat. Today, the piazza is a popular tourist destination featuring outdoor restaurants and cafes."
It is the first place for me to start my Lonely Planet-journey.
After said goodbye to my friend in Pisa airport, I took the train to Lucca.
Actually I was not planning to go Lucca that day, but I found Florence is boring to me and wanna see somethings new, so I chose Lucca.
It is close to Pisa, however far from my hostel, and it was 6pm when I arrived there, so I only got 2-3 hours spent here. Not enough for me but it is fine.
It is a small town, with a city wall outside. The residents here go around by a bike or by foot, and they like to run along the path inside the citywall paved with the tree, it is a very pleasant town.
I will post more photos of Lucca in coming days, and my travelogue~
My Cinque Terre travel photographs were uploaded to flickr last month, and sadly a torrent of rain came down and flood through the town, causing death and lost on 25 th OCT.
Italianfix blog master contact me through flickr message, she wanna post some of my photographs in the blog, and share experience/connection/relationship to the area. Sure, it is my pleasure to share my moment in Cinque Terre.
Here is the passage about my phorographs: http://www.italianfix.com/photo-tribute-cinque-terre-3/
Watching Aurora is one of my targets in my must-do list. I don't think I can achieve it easily before I listen to a ITA radio programme : 3/11第333集 國際自由行：極光中的阿拉斯加
They said there is high chance to watch northern light in Fairbanks, it happens 240days a year - a shocking news to me!!!!!!!!!!!!
Secondly, I found that a HK guy went to Alaska for watching aurora in a very low budget, around HK$11K for 15days. I can't believe this. Anyway I will target it below 25K for 10-12 days.
But I am struggling about the transportation, not sure if it is impossible that I don't have a driving license.
The hit period of northern light is from SEPT to MAR, and within these 3 years, and so I am considering to add it to my list.
2012 May: USA with family
2013 Mar: Morocco
2014 Sept: Alaska
2015 Dec: Italy/Germany
I got stuck with the train at Pisa that night, at around 2am.
I have to wait for the next train to Firenze till 4am.
And so I spent 2hrs, wandering around Pisa alone for my first visit.
It is an unexpected but joyful journey.
I was standing aside the river,
feeling the breeze,
capturing a photo of warm street light under the cool moon-light.
I only spent few hours here, because I have to go to Pienza and have a bus transit in siena.
Siena is a great place, so it doesn't enough for me.
I should make it for 2 days next time if my time and $$ are available!! heheee