t's a hot day in Lucca when I arrive. It's Sunday and everything is shut - no bars, no alimentari for provisions for my fridge, no beautiful shops...the city is at rest. I'm here for a week to do a language and cooking course. I'm interested to see how it compares with my favourite language school, InClasse, in Verona.
Verona is a city that's hard to beat for its beauty, style and of course, the friendly Veronesi. Genova, 'La Superba', on the other hand, is a city much magligned by tourists but it is a fascinating city with a long and prosperous history, rich in culture, great shopping and food, with the stunning ligurian coastline, the jewel in the crown.