is Leghorn to the British, I don't know why!
Arcadia Med Cruise
Went on one of our rare organised tours, to Lucca (the birthplace of
Puccini). Only a 35 minute drive from Livorno and a walking tour of
the City. Excellent guide (Giovanni) who pointed out (naturally) the
house where Puccini was born and the statue in front of it.
Puccini in Lucca (even
has an arrow pointing so you know where he is!)
Lovely City with many attractive churches, we
didn't go in any as I had my shorts on and, although it doesn't seem
to matter nowadays, I was brought up to believe that it is disrespectful
to enter places of Worship in shorts. After an hour's tour with Giovanni
we had about 75 minutes to ourselves, then back to the Ship for lunch.
See the photos
for the 2006 Arcadia Cruises.
After lunch we caught the shuttle bus into Livorno
but, to be honest, we wished we hadn't! Most of the shops were shut
and the place was litter ridden and generally shabby, put us off having
a good look around (this seemed to be the opinion of most people we
Livorno at Sunset
Saga Sapphire. Edna had got a chest infection which kept her awake
most of the previous night so a visit to the Doctor was more important
than a visit to Livorno. I did a couple of miles around the deck while
she was at the Doctor's but, to be honest, it was freezing (not literally).
A few weeks later the cold weather really hit Italy and there was a
snow avalanche in Penne which engulfed an hotel. As I type this the
last of the 29 bodies have been recovered from the ruins.