September 22nd, 2006 – by: basilius007
lucca town wall
I drove by car from Amsterdam Holland to Lucca. There I discovered a beautifull hotel! Actually it's a "privately" run mansion on the hills in the neighbourhood of lucca called "la cappella (www.lacappellalucca.it) with a swimming pool with beautifull views! A superb breakfast and very nice people! Ever seen the TV programme "a new start"? about people starting their own hotel or business by buying an old castle or house? Well... these people did... they bought a kind of ruine and after 6 years it had become the beautifull mansion/hotel it is now! The views are magnificent here! The only thing is... that you cant realy drink a lot in luca because you have to drive back up for 15 minutes... and... a bicycle is not realy an option here...
Also the little town lucca is very pleasant to walk around! There is a great round square (there used to be a stadion in roman times) and a nice tower with trees on it with....nice views over Lucca. The little village is surrounded by great walls and it is realy pleasant walking around there!