Sunday, November 17, 2019

Dinner at Cibus & Pizza

We’re happy our vrbo manager recommended this little family-run pizzeria.

What starts as a pizza stop turns into a three-course feast, starting with antipasti.

This local Lucchese wine, Howl of the Wolf, features a great label.

Tom spots a pasta with truffles on the menu, so we split two orders. It tastes as good as it looks.

Our lovely server recommends another wine, even cheaper (16 Euros) than the first. Excellente!

Finally the pizzas arrive.

All delicious and too much to finish, so we pack up some for breakfast.

A treat arrives, courtesy of the owners, a smooth liqueur and biscottis to dip in them.

Photos with the owner and his daughter before we leave. What friendly hosts they are!

We wend our way “home” with full tummies after a great finale to our stay in Lucca. We did manage to walk about 3 1/2 miles on Lucca’s cobblestone streets today, so maybe we’ll burn off some of the pizza.

Tomorrow, Monday, is our three-trains-to-Vernazza travel day.

Wandering in Lucca

The rain fortunately stops for awhile and we take in the sights of the old walled city.

Tartufa! We visit a store that sells truffles and all sorts of truffle products - oil, butter, salt, powder... We buy a few items to try at home.

We walk some more before returning to our apartment for a nap and a Spades game.

Our walk-up apartment is just down the street.

Osteria da Rosolo

Osterias were originally wine bars. Similar to the family-owned trattorias, they now are casual restaurants, sometimes with extensive menus.

We dined here in 2017, and enjoy a Sunday lunch here with Tom and Ellyn.

Saturday, November 16, 2019