antique(s in) lucca

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yesterday i took a day trip to the little town of lucca. lucca is extremely old (founded by the etruscans) and still has a defensive wall that has surrounded it for 2000 years (it has three layers because it started with the roman, then added the medieval, then the renaissance).

the train was a little less than 2 hours and really inexpensive so i thought it would make a good place to visit for my first day trip from florence. upon arrival, we were greeted with a GIGANTIC antique fair throughout the town. they have antique markets every 3rd weekend of the month and we just happened to pick that weekend!

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i really want a typewriter and a record player...

it would have been hard to lug these all over europe, though

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badminton rackets!

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antiques galore!

these photos are just a tiny glimpse.

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carousel in piazza napoleone

(napoleon gave lucca to his sister as a present in 1805)

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the top of basilica san frediano

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san martino

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beautiful houses in the residential area

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my travel partner for the day, alessandra <3

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the path along the town's ancient walls

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