On one of our trips to Lucca, our dear friend Rod became rather taken with these golden shoes, as well as many other scarpe lucchese . He bought four pairs.
We stayed in the San Concordio district in a little apartment within walking distance of the station. Our kitchen window framed the cistern of the Nottolini aqueduct and the foothills of the Garfagnana mountains. In the late afternoon, it became our golden temple. This, and the Nottolini aqueduct are not so well known to travellers.
Thanks Ailsa, and a Golden Christmas greeting to you at Where’s My Backpack.