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Lucca Police tracks us down for traffic violation...14 months later

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Last September while in Lucca, we briefly and inadvertently entered a "no fly zone" in our rental car. Exited the area immediately although we feared our infraction was captured by a video camera. Our friends (who had previously received three Italian traffic tickets through a collection agency) warned us that we would be fined. But after a year or so we thought we could relax.

No such luck: Just received an official letter from the Polizia di Lucca charging us 123.76 Euros for our violation.

This isn't really a heads up, just an FYI, because it would have been pretty darn hard to avoid. We were with our son and his friend who were studying in Florence at the time and we all understood the signs, but didn't notice them until too late.

On the bright side, other than the traffic incident, we enjoyed good fortune for the remainder of the trip (upgrades on flight, hotel AND car), fantastic drives, plus the best meals ever in the coolest Oltrarno neighborhood.

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