Napoleonic weekend in Lucca 2 – Grand houses, guided tours and gardens

Tweet Saturday’s schedule was a busy one, so I am going to divide Saturday up in two posts here (I have enough material from that day alone to make up 4 or 5 posts probably, but I am going to try to stick to two). After breakfast at the hotel (to which some people came already dressed in costume. Love it!) we quickly set about getting ready and together a big group of us from the same hotel set off, hurrying through the narrow and cobbled streets of Lucca to get to the first place we were to visit that … Continue reading

Napoleonic weekend in Lucca 1 – Arriving in Italy, and dancing in Palazzo Ducale

Tweet And so I’m back. I always find it hard to decide if I am happy or not to be back after an event like this one. In one sense I am, I am happy to have had a good time and met such nice people and to come back with all these wonderful memories, but at the same time it can also leave me feeling a little depressed for a while. I know that shouldn’t be the case, but honestly, when you’ve been away living like a princess having the time of your life it can be a little … Continue reading

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