Lucca, Italy

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Home Inspector with King of the House Home Inspection, Inc

Five years ago, when my wife and I were in Italy, one of the cities we visited was the ancient city of Lucca, which is in the Tuscany region. Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and became a colony of the Romans way back in 180 BC. One feature of Lucca, that lets you know it is ancient, is the moat and the wall around it.

Lucca was a very pretty and historically interesting city. On the day that we were leaving Lucca -- an ill-fated train ride that ended with the train going five miles and then all the railway workers going out on strike leaving us stranded in a foreign land at a bend in the track -- there were hot air balloons floating around the city. I only managed to get a shot of one, but there were several floating about on a Sunday morning. My wife and I are going back to Tuscany, the end of this year for her birthday. Not sure if we will make it back to Lucca or try new adventures.  So far, the only two cities in Italy we have gone back to are Taormina on Sicily and Verona on the mainland.

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Donald Hester
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Steve,

Great picture. I would love to get over there sometime.

May 15, 2011 11:04 AM
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Michael Thornton
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Good morning, Steven. I have never been to Italy. Would like to go sometime. I will put it on my bucket list...

May 15, 2011 11:55 AM
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Richard Weeks
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Steve,

Great story and pictures.  Thank you for sharing with us.

May 15, 2011 01:14 PM
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Sussie Sutton
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Such a pretty moat. It looks like it could hold a whole lot more water... correct me if I am wrong.

May 15, 2011 02:56 PM
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Liz and Bill Spear
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I visited Taormina in my Navy days, 1984 I think.  Very scenic place!

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Steven L. Smith, King of the House Home Inspection, provides information for real estate buyers, sellers and real estate industry professionals. Blog posts emphasize issues commonly found in Bellingham, WA and Whatcom County. Smith is Washington State Licensed Home Inspector #207, a state licensed structural pest inspector, ASHI certified inspector #252760 and one of the most experienced inspectors in the northwest corner of the Pacific Northwest. Steven L. Smith is lead instructor of home inspection at Bellingham Technical College and teaches classes for Washington State University and the Washington State Department of Agriculture. Steve was a two-term member of the state licensing board.