Sunday we moved from Montecarlo just east of Lucca to a lovely former hunting lodge, Abergo Villa Marta, just south of Lucca. They are only fifteen miles apart so we had lots of time to site see. We spent the day exploring Lucca.

My suitcase and I at the gate to Villa Marta
Villa Marta

You may remember I love it when serendipity puts us in a town when a festival is happening. A week or so ago we happened to be in Stroncone for the Chestnut Festival. Well it happened again! We are in Lucca for the annual Lucca Comics and Games Festival. Today is Halloween. There has been no mention of Halloween in Lucca, but there have been lots of great costumes.


There were a lot of people and many tents and venues where you needed tickets to get in. We enjoyed seeing some of the beautiful buildings and churches.

St Martin Cathedral
Basilica of San Frediano
St Michael’s Church in Lucca

Lucca is the only Italian town with an intact wall surrounding it. You can walk all around the town on the wall. We found a bench and people watched and enjoyed the beautiful fall day.

On top of the Lucca wall
Lucca Wall
Duke and I are on the Lucca Wall

For dinner we ate at a Michelin listed restaurant less than a mile from Villa Marta, LaCecca. We had a great dinner with a very entertaining and friendly waiter.

Comics and Games festival posters in the restaurant
Beef with potatoes and zucchini
Veal scallopini

Author: marionvermazen

I am a traveler, hiker, avid reader, Sun alumnus, computer geek, Spanish and French language student, knitter and genealogist. I am retired after working for almost 30 years in the Computer Industry. I live in Reno, Nevada with my husband Duke.

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