Lisbon to Lucca

Rhonda and Ian Warne

Aussies who enjoy independent travelling

We enjoy River Cruising, so when planning our fifth river trip we chose the river Duro in Portugal.

This Journey had been planned for ages with four previous River Cruises We had thought Portugal was our next trip tailored extra destinations around an 8 day cruise up and down the Douro River


The capital of Portugal with a population of 2m, a great city to explore on foot and so many day trips possible.


Lucca is a city in Italy’s Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city centre and its cobblestone streets. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera composer was born, is now a house museum.

We stayed in a small apartment beautifully furnished, we were inside the old walls of the city and in walking distance to everything.

Day trips to Florence and nearby Mateus Castle?


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