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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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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