Overcome Jet lag on the way to Lucca: Indulge in a drive on E80

Driving from Rome’s Fiumicino Airport to Lucca?You’ve had a grueling time on the plane. Enough is enough. Indulge in some R&R on the way to Lucca. DON’T take the Autostrada del Sole – A11.Drive north instead on the wind swept, tollway known as E80/SS1. The sea views will take your breathe away. This highway, originally […]

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Parishes

In places I have lived in Firenze and Siena, the local church played a massive role in one’s identity as a Florentine or Senese.  The parades in Florence for the ancient game of calcio fiorentino pit players from the churches of Santo Spirito, Santa Maria Novella, San Giovanni and Santa Croce in matches which are […]

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Capitolo 18 – Le nutrie attaccano!

Ei, eccomi, sono CiCi.  Dopo aver letto di come Roberto Roberto Guinigi abbia scansato il potenziale disastro del Progetto BRENDA, e di come la sua zuppa speciale di farro abbia risolto la crisi a Madeira, forse penserai: tutti i problemi in questo racconto si risolvono grazie alle geniali capacità di Doppio R Guinigi e del […]

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