Chapter 17 – Crisis in Madeira

The breathless messenger bowed in front of Roberto Roberto Guinigi, and handed him a parchment envelope with the seal of Captain Giancarlo Annapoli, in the shape of a three-masted warship on top of the letter E, for the Lucchese warship Elsie. The enclosed letter read as follows:          “Signore Guinigi, “Our voyage from Viareggio to […]

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Capitolo 16 – Caos a Lucca

Il Capitano Giancarlo Annapoli, con il suo spensierato mezzo marinaio Usna, e Carlo Pellerini, il capo della spedizione a Madeira di Doppio R Guinigi, si rinfrescavano con un prosecco sulla terrazza dell’Hotel I Principi a Viareggio… dove dalle loro poltrone vicine alla piscina guardavano con interesse la fregata lucchese Elsie che veniva caricata con provvigioni. […]

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A Café in Piazza San Francesco

by Carlo Rey Lacsamana In the café eavesdropping becomes permissible as a consequence of hanging out. Various shades of conversations, a salad of issues: politics, love affairs, work, school, passions, ambitions, news, pandemic… Everything is indulged in: the banal, the ridiculous, the cant, the outrageous, the pitiful… No topic goes to waste.  Café people’s appetite […]

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Chapter 16 – Chaos in Lucca

Captain Giancarlo Annapoli, his happy-go-lucky midshipman Usna, and Carlo Pellerini, the head of Double R Guinigi’s expedition to Madeira, were sipping prosecco at the fabulous rooftop pool bar at the top of the Hotel I Principi in Viareggio… watching the anchored Lucchese warship the Elsie being loaded with supplies. Early the next morning, as the […]

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Lucca Comics & Games Evolves into “CHANGES THE SAGA CONTINUES”

100 Days of Events Planned to Amuse ALL WINTER According to the announcement November 20, 2020, by Barbara di Cesare of Lucca Comics & Games, “More than 200 festival events will be available to viewers on demand, for free, until February 28, 2021, on the website: https://www.luccachanges.com/it as well as on the YouTube channel of the […]

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Da LUCCA COMICS & GAMES arriva l’edizione “CHANGES: LA SAGA CONTINUA”

Le proposte per 100 GIORNI di eventi Secondo l’annuncio a Lucca, del 20 novembre 2020, di Barbara di Cesare di Lucca Comics & Games, “Fino al 28 febbraio 2021 più di 200 degli eventi del programma festivaliero saranno disponibili gratuitamente on demand sul sito https://www.luccachanges.com/it e sul canale YouTube della manifestazione; eventi speciali, documentari, film e serie tv selezionati apposta per il pubblico […]

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COVID o Niente COVID LORO SONO APERTI…

VEDRETE CHE I RISTORANTI E CAFFÈ CHE ABBIAMO RACCOMANDATO offrono piatti odierni per asporto o con consegna a domicilio Le nostre RACCOMANDAZIONI non sono state sollecitate  e non sono pubblicità pagata – sono semplicemente le nostre opinioni La Buca di Sant’Antonio EXTRA SPECIALE: I PIATTI D’ASPORTO DELLA BUCA DI SANT’ANTONIO Ora è possibile godersi i […]

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What to STILL love about Lucca: COVID or No COVID

With the latest restrictions on travel and interactions outside one’s family making life so difficult, I thought it was a good time to UPDATE & repost an article by my happy self six months ago… Having arrived May 13th, I am looking forward to completing my first week soon! (In the spring, everyone arriving from […]

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COVID or No COVID THEY ARE OPEN…

CHECK WITH OUR RECOMMENDED Best Restaurants & Cafès for DAILY SPECIALS to TAKE OUT Our RECOMMENDATIONS are: Unsolicited – Unpaid – Just Our Opinions EXTRA SPECIAL TAKE-OUT… La Buca di Sant’Antonio Recommendation Forno a vapore Amedeo Giusti Recommendation Franklin ’33 Recommendation Il Mercatino del Pesce Recommendation Ristorante Il Giglio & Gigliola Recommendation Pasticceria Dianda Recommendation […]

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