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Livorno to Lucca--Any interesting places to stop along the way?

Livorno to Lucca--Any interesting places to stop along the way?

Old Apr 28th, 2005, 08:16 AM
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Livorno to Lucca--Any interesting places to stop along the way?

I'm planning a cruise for this summer that stops for a day in Livorno. I don't want to do an excursion to Florence, since I've been there many times. I'm planning a trip to Lucca with private driver. I don't especially want to visit Pisa but would like to see some other town or site that is somewhere between Livorno and Lucca, or close to Lucca. I'll have the drive for 8 hours. Any suggestions??Thanks, Sue
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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 03:26 AM
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Sue - How about Montecatini? Viareggio?
Grotta del Vento?
http://www.grottadelvento.com/

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Old Apr 29th, 2005, 04:39 PM
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Thanks a million for the suggestions. A question about Viageggio--is this a "quaint" town or more of a beach resort? What would one do there? I like to walk through picturesque streets, window shop, have coffe and people watch. Are there any interesting sites there? sue
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Old Apr 30th, 2005, 11:33 AM
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You might enjoy Pietrasanta, north of Viareggio (and an easy drive on the motorway). It's smaller & definitely more charming than Viareggio. But if you haven't been to Lucca, that's probably a better choice for a single day & it meets your requirements. Maybe Lucca for the morning and lunch, then on to Grotta del Vento for a taste of the wildish Garfagnana, off the tourist track more interesting than the short drive between Pisa and Lucca. But driving north of Lucca can be slooow...
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