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Tag Archives: Lucca
🍷I’m concluding the second series of the Italian Wine Trails & Tales with my own tale about meeting my wine friend, Samuele Bianchi…a very special meeting for a very special reason. Let me explain… 🍷A Winemaker Near Lucca, Tuscany… Sometime … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Loves Tuscany! ♥ “Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.” – Thomas Merton Is it possible to ever get enough of Tuscany? As I come to the last few days … Continue reading
♥ I knew I had some roots in Tuscany in the hills of Garfagnana near Lucca but I didn’t learn the whole story until recently… ♥ We may not have much choice on how and where our story begins but … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Loves Tuscany! ♥ “The charm of Italy is akin to that of being in love.” – Stendhal Starting in Florence, the “cradle of the Renaissance”, let’s take walks and explore the picturesque hill town of Siena … Continue reading
♦ I Have My “E-Ticket” ♦ “We travel, initially, to lose ourselves; and we travel, next, to find ourselves.” – Pico Iyer I remember when an “e-ticket” meant something besides “electronic ticket”! Way, way, way before electronic tickets or pretty … Continue reading
♥ La Dolce Vita Returns to Her Roots ♥ “Where you are is who you are. The further inside you the place moves, the more your identity is intertwined with it. Never casual, the choice of place is the choice … Continue reading
Today I have the pleasure of introducing you to Michela (Miky) Ricciarelli. I met Miky quite serendipitously while visiting Florence in spring 2014 and from the moment we met it was impossible not to absolutely love spending time with her! … Continue reading