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Capitolo 11 – I piccioni

Come tutti i gattini, sono curiosa, ma sono anche un po’ impaziente. Prima guardo fuori dalla finestra dell’altana, poi mi annoio, allora salto giù e poi salto sull’amaca, ma poi mi annoio persino dell’amaca e allora corro a trovare nuovi posti per nascondere il mio topino, e poi corro nel bagno per mangiare qualcosa, e […]

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For the BEST Mixed Fried Fish – Fritto Misto di Pesce, don’t bother going to Viareggio…

Come to the Mercatino del Pesce in the Sant’Anna neighborhood just outside Lucca’s walls. Imagine getting extremely fresh fish fried in the lightest of batters that’s prepared for you on the spot and delivered immediately to your table. The stage would already be set for a great experience, but in this case the quality of […]

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Una bella novità

Bensì che la processione tradizionale per la vigilia di Santa Croce il 13 settembre 2020 non sia avvenuta, la sera ha avuto grande successo grazie all’illuminazione del percorso con le lampadine LED per la prima volta. Le candeline, appese come dice la tradizione, alle finestre, archi e porte degli edifici dalla chiesa di San Frediano […]

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Capitolo 10 – Una stratagemma per l’acquisto immobiliare

Il Signor Lenci ed i suoi soci senior Massimo Oaktoni e Natale Chuti, insieme a circa 15 dei loro dipendenti lavorarono febbrilmente sullo stratagemma per acquistare gli immobili che esigeva il Duca Castracani. Ovviamente il problema più grande che si manifestava era la vasta quantità di terreno che il Progetto BRENDA esigeva per costruire delle […]

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Chapter 10 — Real Estate Acquisition Strategy

Signor Lenci and his senior partners: Massimo Oaktoni and Natale Chuti along with about 15 of their employees, worked feverishly on the real estate acquisition strategy that had been demanded by Duke Castracani. The problem, obviously, was that the enormous amount of land required for Project BRENDA — to build a gigantic wall around Lucca, […]

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Ristorante il Giglio & la Gigliola

The BEST fresh take on Italian cuisine: Ristorante il Giglio If you have never tried crostini con fegatini (toast with chicken liver paté), you might want to start here with il Giglio’s incredibly light pate` topped with a crisp, microscopically thin sheet of raspberries, that are served with melt-in-your mouth slices of pan brioche.  Yes, […]

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La Buca di Sant’Antonio

Recommended as the most Authentic Food Experience Critics and celebrities agree with locals that La Buca di Sant’Antonio is Lucca’s best restaurant for the dishes which make Lucca’s cuisine so distinctive and delicious.  Locally-sourced seasonal ingredients have filled its menus since long before the concept became trendy.  Its dishes are authentically, proudly Lucchesi. La Buca […]

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Franklin ’33

Recommended for the Most Innovative Cocktails For truly delicious variations on traditional cocktails, Franklin ’33 leaves other bars far behind. Their creative mixes are too numerous to list here, but trust us that they will not disappoint – they even have non-alcoholic takes on sours and fruit-based drinks that are so delicious you will never […]

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