Month: April 2016

A Taste of Tuscany, Part 2: Pisa and Lucca

The road from Firenze to Pisa was surprisingly not very scenic. We have taken the highway, which didn’t really look much of a highway. The roads were too narrow and we encountered quite a few jams along the way. Just like in Firenze, the parking areas are a bit far away from the city center and the places of interest. It was a very long and hot walk all the way from the parking area to the Leaning Tower, but I totally enjoyed it. I was distracted and entertained by some troubadour playing one of my favorite tunes from Bach (that one from Hannah and Her Sisters), as we approached an area with a small old church. What a lovely and fitting background music for such a lovely place. At the back of this tiny old church was a mural by Keith Haring entitled, Tutto Mondo. It was his last public mural before he died. There was a nice little café conveniently facing this interesting wall. There, we decided to take a small break and have some …