Treviso is an ancient Italian walled town that is unexplored due to it’s proximity to Venice. There are some wonderful sites including the ancient walls, a Last Supper fresco and a statue lactating wine on special occasions.

Lucca 2018

Some routes some of which require trains to and from the start points.

Pisa to Empoli

Lucca Return

Massa Pietrosanta Viareggio

Pisa Marina

Lucca Circuit


Wednesday 13 September

Leave for airport at 16:00, flight at 17:55 and arrives Nice 21:35.  Bus 99 goes directly to Nice Ville Gare SNCF train station. Bus 98 passes along the seafront (Promenade des Anglais) via the town center and old town to Promenade des Arts. Get the 98 which departs from  Terminal 2 – platform 5 & Terminal 1 – platform 1. The cost is  €6 for a one-way ticket which takes about 30 minutes with connections on the urban network. Stay in Hotel Felix Nice on main pedestrian street in NIce for £64

Thursday 14 September

Local scenic trains today along the Italian Riveria,  Cinque Terre, Tuscany

Train Express Regional #86013

08:30 Nice-Ville Thu 14 Sep
09:25 Ventimiglia

INTERCHANGE 32 minutes

Regionale Veloce #11345

09:57 Ventimiglia
12:25 Genova Brignole

INTERCHANGE 20 minutes

Regionale #11369

12:45 Genova Brignole
14:10 La Spezia Centrale

INTERCHANGE 1 hour, 5 minutes

Regionale #33139

15:15 La Spezia Centrale
16:12 Viareggio

INTERCHANGE 17 minutes

Regionale #11823

16:29 Viareggio
16:58 Lucca

Evening in Lucca


Go to bike shop





travel to Bologna. Train journey 2 or 3 hours with change in Prato £12

Regionale #3047
09:31 Lucca
10:27 Prato Centrale

Regionale #6566

10:38 Prato Centrale
11:42 Bologna San Vitale

Stay in Residence Cavazza. Cycle  round city early evening?


cycle to Modena


cycle somewhere. Train back to Lucca. Return bikes.



Travel to Nice

Regionale #6682
08:50 Lucca Sun 17 Sep
09:15  Pisa Centrale
31 minutes interchange

Frecciabianca #35606 ticket P6WL8N

09:46 Pisa Centrale Wed 20 Sep
11:50 Genova Piazza Principe
Seat 10A, Coach 8 (Window)
Seat 9A, Coach 8 (Window)

Train:Regionale Veloce 11350 date 20/09/2017
Departure: Genova Piazza Principe (time: 13:43);
Arrival: Ventimiglia (time: 16:03)

train at 16:32 and every half hour to Nice. Takes 55 minutes.

Eat in Nice

Get bus about 7 ish. Arrive nice at airport at 20:00. Depart Nice airport 22:05 arrive Edinburgh 23:45

Tuscany Sept 2010


Lucca is one of Italy’s finest medieval treasures, the centre is sprinkled with palazzi, towers and almost countless splendid churches. The surrounding hills produce some excellent wines and arguably the finest olive oil anywhere, whilst the beaches and nightlife are a short cycle away. Wine is cheaper than water here. Continue reading “Tuscany Sept 2010”