A lovely report on a very different place. One thing really struck me, and that was the gate to the medaieval part which really reminded me of the Westgate in Canterbury. I suppose they belong to the same period.
Man is not lost, only temporarily uncertain of his position
Lugg - thank you so much for putting up the link to Pisa and Lucca. It looks so much better than the small area we saw. I guess when one is on a fixed tour you are going to miss an awful lot. I had forgotten about your visit in 2015 - had I remembered I doubt whether we could have changed our program much, but at least it shows a night or two in Lucca may be a good thing. I always envy you guys in the UK and France because you are just a hop skip and jump away!