Arezzo has been so good to me. It has been my home away from home and my new little comfort zone. A couple of girls and I decided we would take a little excusion and hop a train to Pisa and Lucca. The train wouldn’t be too expensive and we would only spend maybe an hour and a half in Pisa, tops. We wanted to walk around and get some corny pictures with the wonderful leaning tower, of course (don’t worry, I will attach them all). After Pisa, we would hop another train up to Lucca, where we really didn’t know what to expect.
Pisa was a bit overcrowded, but it turned out to be beautiful anyway! There was wonderful scenery as we made our way to the tower. To my surprise, the tower was a lot larger than I had expected. The building itself had so much detail and beauty to it. The pictures definitely do not do it justice. My favorite part was watching all of the tourists trying to get that perfect angle as they awkwardly standing next to the tower with one hand out as if they are holding this tower up. I, of course, did every pose in the book. I’m not going to lie, I researched poses before I went haha. After leaving Pisa, we headed toward Lucca. We entered Lucca and saw that a wall surrounded the town. The wall was like a track where people could run, walk, or ride their bikes. On each side of the wall, the view was amazing! One side overlooked the town and all of the building, including the many churches and unique architecture. On the other side, you can see countryside filled with sunflowers, large trees, and small wineries. We got a few bikes and rode around the whole town for hours. The weather was great, there was a slight breeze, and everything felt beyond perfect. I felt a sense of relief as I rode around this European town, just completely blown away at how absolutely lucky I was to be where I was. I did not want to be anywhere else. Everything was perfect and I was where I wanted to be.
After riding around the track, we decided to explore the town and ride through the streets. We got lost a few times, but it was an adventurous kind of lost. We saw large, extravagant churches and buildings. We even found an entrance into this Piazza completely enclosed by businesses and restaurants. Imagine looking down from a plane and seeing a circle of building completely closed in together. You look around and almost get dizzy. For me, Lucca was just about as close to perfect as it gets. The people were nice, the food was good, and the day could not have gone better. Thank you Lucca!