Hot & fine again. Rose at 5.30.
At 11.30 left Florence, ― admirable Hotel! ―― & at 12.20 by Prato, Pistoia & Pescie, to Lucca ― by 3. All these places are rich & pretty, but monotonous & over-sugary. ―
Hotel de l’Universo: ― & dined.
At 5 with G. to various churches & round the ramparts ― but there is nothing to draw. It is ˇ[a] wearily dull little “cathedral town.” The Carrara Mountains are grand ― but will not come in with the towers & trees.
Back at 8 ― 3 ices & bed.
[Transcribed by Marco Graziosi from Houghton Library, Harvard University, MS Eng. 797.3.]