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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More lovely than ever…

The statue of “la pupporona” as she is fondly referred to by Lucchesi, is now fully restored to her original beauty, according to the city of Lucca. The statue gracing a fountain in piazza San Salvatore, is officially named the Fountain of the Water Nymph but is colloquially referred to as the Fountain of the […]

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The War

Before World War II started to impact her and her family’s life directly, my Mom finished her teaching degree but unlike her sister, Gina, who went straight to work at a middle school in Garfagnana, Mom continued her university studies.  She studied Chemistry at the University of Pisa after receiving an associate teaching degree because […]

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