Subject: Re: Lucca - Re: Where are you going this year?
Debbie, we were in Lucca in October and loved it. We had a lovely apartment near Porta Elisa, just inside the walls. We had a couple of great meals there.

Our brief notes say:

Had dinner in Lucca at Vecchia Trattoria Buralli on via S. Giorgio (near S Agostina). Excellent tourist menu, good value. The chef took our order for the primi, very friendly, good atmosphere.

Very late dinner in Lucca at da Giulio. It is a big noisy place. They charge you for the wine that you drink from the 1.5 l bottle.

We had lunch at Piccolo Mundo, very good cafeteria.

We also enjoyed day trips to Cinque Terre, to Florence by train (very cheap), and to Pisa. Be sure to stroll the city streets after dark.