We were in Venice, Florence and Rome. Each of had been many times before. So the new cities were the most impressive. Lucca and Ostia Antica and Montepulciano. Andrea and one of the guides recommended an excellent restaurant in Lucca, *** in the basement of a castle. The food and atmosphere unexpected. Also in Lucca we managed to get tickets for a Puccini concert which was magnificent. A true highlight. Ostia Antica unbelievable. Mariapaola, our guide, had so much enthusiasm. Also true of our Forum and Colesseum guide, Dimo. He was thrilled we were so interested in the history and archeology of the sites. His passion was infectious.