Sat 19th. Today we left the lovely Tuscan countryside and headed east towards the sea. We stopped off at Pisa to see this badly built tower that somehow got a building consent from the local council. Then onwards to Lucca, an old town surrounded by a huge brick wall, where we had lunch and a wander. Next was the drive through changing countryside to La Spezia, a fairly large port town from where we are going to explore the Cinque Terre villages tomorrow. The trip here was about 160kms and took us from rolling hills, thru farmland, coastal and finally back to some large hills that fall into the sea. We took a stroll down by the waterfront and viewed some rather large yachts and fishermen hopefully casting into the water. We have a big day tomorrow so an early night is in store.