This week, Italy celebrated its birthday. All one hundred and fifty years since Garibaldi united the country under a common flag and a reputation for fine food. This week I was lucky enough to be in Lucca, a walled town in Tuscany, where parades marched, people sang and men in tights threw flags into the air.
Happy Birthday Italy, I’m surprised you’re so young.
150th Anniversary Italy – Photos from Lucca, Tuscany
These photos form part of Photo Friday and my recent trip, Living Like a Local in Tuscany. To arrange a guided tour of Lucca, contact Antonella on [email protected] or read her blog Visit Lucca. Plenty more on Italy soon…