Final payment for the cruise is due soon and it looks like it is going forward so we now need to make accommodation reservations for Venice and Lucca.
I love Airbnb and I secured a great place in Lucca for three nights. We will head here right after the cruise.
Lucca being situated near Florence and the port of Livorno, but we have never been there. I insisted that we spend some time here.
We needed a place that accommodate us, but possibly another couple who may join us. Prices in Lucca are quite reasonable compared to some of the other busy cities. So we splurged and are still paying less per night than we will be spending in Venice.
Here is a link to our apartment.
After three nights in Lucca we will take the train to Venice for five nights.
Again the options are endless. Hotels are great but boy are they expensive and even though they included breakfast it was out of our price range. So again we reserved a nice place in Venice close to an area we really enjoyed when we were there last time.
We didn't want to be in a busy area, like near the Rialto or Saint Marks Square we wanted more of a residential area.
We wanted someplace near Santa Margherita where we spent some time on our last day in Venice. Read about that great day here. Oh and that wine store!
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