Central Italy (3/7)


A friend invited us to stay at his holiday home in Umbria during June 2003.







Later that evening we settled down for an evening meal in Lucca.








Lucca is a fine walled city in the hills of north-west Tuscany. This is the famous amphitheatre piazza built in the mid nineteenth century into the walls of an ancient Roman amphitheatre.








Next day we did a tour of smaller local towns Panicali, Vernazzano (which has its own leaning tower) and finally Tuoro sul Trasimeno where this picture was taken of me, with the islands of lake Trasimeno clearly visible. St Francis of Assisi stayed on one of them.







This intriguing statue was in lake Trasimeno at the nearby town of Passignano, where we had our evening meal overlooking the water as the sun went down.








The following day, Wednesday, we got up early to catch the train from the nearest station to Rome - a journey that took two hours.



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