Tag Archives: Lucca

Saint Betina Zita

05/29/2015

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Saint Zita is the patroness of domestic servants. She rests for eternity in the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca. The church is breathtakingly beautiful, with high arches and frescoes and dark old pews smoothed by centuries of worshipers sliding their length. The story we were told by a local was that little Zita was a household […]

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A Little More Lucca

05/27/2015

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Our first couple of days in Lucca were spent wandering and lingering and learning the streets around our apartment in the south west corner of town. So many shop windows caught my eye! The goods in all the shops were artfully arranged. The beans, the pasta, the wine, the meats, the cheeses, the clothes. Unfortunately […]

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Door Knobs & Door Knockers of Lucca, Part 6

05/03/2015

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Across the Way

04/24/2015

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Geranium,Lucca

My first watercolor in a long time… Across the way, in Lucca.

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Lucca Day One

04/23/2015

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Our landlady Sonia pedaled up on her bicycle within minutes of our arrival. She dug in the handlebar basket for a key and opened the tall green door. The key clunked a couple times and opened to a lobby tiled in a simple mosaic design. I can use the word “simple” because I didn’t lay […]

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Ciao, Lucca

04/21/2015

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Our flight from Charlotte to Rome was as pleasant as any 9.5 hour flight could be. It was dark and quiet and I caught up on movies between naps. We landed at the airport just outside Rome at 9:30 a.m. The trip through customs was quick and uneventful. We found our rental car and were […]

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Lucca!

04/10/2015

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I am off to Italy with my sister and her hubby next Friday. Stay tuned?

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