The walled renaissance city of Lucca proved a worthy detour on the drive back to Lerici from San Donato. There is ample parking at the wall entrances, and from there one walks into the increasing bustle of the centro. We had lunch in the elliptical Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, a former second century Roman amphitheater that is now ringed by restaurant patios. On our way back to the car, we took an elevated stroll along the top of the wall. We were stopped by two elderly Italian ladies sitting on a bench who wanted to pat Bosco and told us he was the most beautiful dog in the world! Ha!