Tag Archives: lucca

Many Goodbyes

For the past 3 days we have been soaking in the remains of Spring….literally! Storms of a rarely-seen magnitude descended over the entire valley and lashed the land with rain, wind and lightning.  The clouds that sometimes hang over the … Continue reading

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Lucca, Carrara, Bibola, Lerici and other goings on

This year, we enjoyed Easter celebrations at Christina and Enrico’s house in Lucca.   We drove down in time for lunch and enjoyed a delightful pre-dinner Prosecco in the garden before sitting down to an enormous lunch. It was not quite … Continue reading

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Nice and other stuff

Last week (just a few days after our return from Paris), we drove up to Nice to swap our car over.  Due to a bit of a contract mix-up, it turned out that we were supposed to return it on … Continue reading

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View from the Wall

NOTE: If you are one of my subscribers and you get this blog post as an email, please click through to the original entry on the website instead of just viewing it in your email. The photos look MUCH better … Continue reading

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Casabasciana

One of the reasons we came to Tuscany is to find relatives and places of significance to Chris’ family.  Chris’ Dad was born somewhere near Bagni di Lucca in a small town called San Concordio.  He doesn’t know the exact … Continue reading

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Pisa, Siena and Firenze

Better go and make yourself a cup of tea (or whatever beverage takes your fancy), because this is the longest post yet. Lots of pics too, but then you’d expect that from us by now! We took advantage of a … Continue reading

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Lucca and the long lost relatives

Before I get into the long-awaited news of the relatives (well, it’s long-awaited for Puccetti family members reading this anyway!), I want to tell you about Friday morning’s little excursion. Chris woke up in the early hours of the morning … Continue reading

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