Subject: Lucca
Debra,

We travelled to Lucca last summer and very much liked the area.

I have a couple of itineraries for Lucca at http://www.amercer.freeserve.co.uk/Lucca1.html http://www.amercer.freeserve.co.uk/Morcella.htm

I would particularly recomend San Frediano's church and St Zito's tomb and the Amphitheatre. It is a lovely unspoilt city. Have a walk round the outside, the houses are built into the walls of the Roman Amphitheatre.

Also the locals jog, cycle, and walk round the city walls on a summer's evening - very pleasant.

If you have time drive north into the mountains - the Pescia valley is very beautiful. But maybe you know this already?

Andrew Mercer