We went to Pisa on Aug. 8th, father’s day on Chinese calendar. It was my 2nd visit after 20 years but I was equally stunned by the beauty of the architecture despite the chaos among tourists from all over the world. The cathedral, the baptistery, the leaning tower and the monumental churchyard add up to this famous Piazza dei Miracoli.

We visited Lucca after Pisa which was only a half an hour drive. Lucca is a hidden gem of Tuscany, a rich and elegant town behind the monumental Renaissance walls which is still in perfect condition. Composed of narrow cobbled streets, beautiful architectures, grand piazzas, towers, churches, shades created by chestnut trees, cafes, restaurants, made it a pleasant destination on foot even for kiddies, the town also has bike rentals which explains the carefree aura of the place.  Lucca was the birthplace of Puccini which  gives the place its famous opera trail for worshipers!

New York born, Taiwan raised, married Swiss, addicted to travel, love the change of boundaries, cant live without bubble, lover of food n wine, helping dad to run a lock company, passion in art n culture, recently picked up photography and blogging, raising two girls, balancing a busy life, juggling with different chores, writing my book and living my life!

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