|Subject: Re: Hill Towns and Italy|
I agree completely with your recommendations ,especially about taking more time in Pisa. I don't recall the street (it may be either via Roma or via Santa Maria) where there is a fabulous pastry shop there--I do recall that it is a short walk from the Piazza d. Duomo). At this bar one can have terrific coffee with a marvelous choice of pastries. Also, there are snacks, good panini etc. available.
While the subject is about hill towns, I don't think Pisa or Lucca are hill towns. Wouldn't you agree Leonardo?
Don and Linda's travelogues are terrific sources of on the ground travelogues which can be found at http://www.Thetravelzine.com
Other interesting resources are The Eyewitness Guide to Florence and Tuscany, the travel book Italy Revealed by Charles Fitzroy and a book entitled (a think it is) Hill Towns of Tuscany.