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February 24, 2015
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Watch Tower

I recently came upon this photo from a stay in the countryside outside of Lucca. Driving from Sant’Andrea di Compito to Lucca we came upon this tower in the middle of the road. Obviously the tower was there long before the paved road and when the road was built, it went right around the tower. […]

December 29, 2014
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Chocolate Hazelnut Squares

I’ve been a fan of hazelnuts for as long as I can remember. Growing up I would seek out the little round nuts in the bowl of mixed nuts that was on the kitchen table during the winter. Back then I knew them as filberts. Years later I discovered that these nuts paired perfectly with […]

December 22, 2014
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Pasticcini-My Little Love

I first discovered my passion for these tiny pastries when I lived in Arezzo for a month while attending language school. As luck would have it there was a pasticceria located across from the entrance to my apartment. I made a point of stopping there each morning on my way to class and would buy […]

November 28, 2014
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Forno Campo Dei Fiori

Located in a corner of the well known Campo dei Fiori, this popular forno should be a “must” on your list any time that you’re in Rome.You can’t be shy if you want a piece of their famed pizza bianca. Unless you are there when they open the doors in the morning, you’ll have to […]

November 15, 2014
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Giotto In Lucca

Walking around Lucca I noticed several signs announcing a Giotto mostra (exhibition). Giotto (1266-1337) was a Florentine painter who is considered to be the first in a long line of artists to contribute to the Italian Renaissance. I thought this would be the perfect opportunity to view the works of Giotto in a setting that […]

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