Wednesday morning there is a market in Lucca. We started at Porta Elisa and walked the whole thing, about 4 blocks. Here are a bunch of pictures from it:
We didn’t buy anything except a porchetta sandwich. I figured it might be our only chance for a decent street panino this trip.
We made our way over to the Anfiteatro area. Rosanne really wanted to sit outside and eat so we chose a sunny table and had a bit of a snack.
I came home for some laundry and rest after that.
Woody Allen’s movie “Cafe Society”was playing so Anthony, Rosanne and I went to see it, in Italian, at 6:00. Some parts I couldn’t understand but it was very easy to follow and was enjoyable. We met up with Ken and Lyn and went to da Leo for dinner. Totally a fun meal. I called them at about 5 minutes til 8:00 to ask if we could come in 10 minutes and they hesitated and said OK. When we got there, I understood the hesitation. There was only one empty table and it had a piece of scrap paper on it that said “Gianna, 20:00, X5” . Good thing I called ahead!
We ate very well in the room with orange walls and big comics posters. I had Stinco do Miale which was a little bit over done, but had great flavor; it came with deliciously greasy roasted potatoes. Rosanne and Lyn had pasta dishes, tortelli and paccheri respectively, with white sauces and I loved both of their’s. Ken had pasta with ragu which was not as good as the others. We really enjoyed ourselves there–drinking the cheap local wine and talking and laughing. We walked over to the Grom store afterwards, but it was closed. We bid one another buona notte and headed home for the night.