A Chat with Giulia Rontani of Etta’s Bookshop // Quattro chiacchiere con Giulia Rontani di Etta’s Bookshop

Can you imagine pursuing a dream, working month after month to achieve your goal, then as your aspirations begin to reach fruition… Pandemic enters the stage. It’s a tale of struggle and uncertainty known to all too-many small entrepreneurs and small business owners around the world, including one of my favorite “new” places in Lucca, … More A Chat with Giulia Rontani of Etta’s Bookshop // Quattro chiacchiere con Giulia Rontani di Etta’s Bookshop

A Conversation with Artist Simone Chelini // Una Conversazione con L’Artistia Simone Chelini

The language of art is universal and unlimited. My Italian language skills, however, are not. Estremamente. For this interview, you will find below the text in English and Italian. Please forgive any errors. I’m trying and learning, always. And, I welcome any comments and feedback on the translation! A few years ago, while beginning our … More A Conversation with Artist Simone Chelini // Una Conversazione con L’Artistia Simone Chelini

Don’t Miss Our House Hunters International Episode From Lucca, Italy!

Well, it’s about time, friends! Our House Hunters International episode, which filmed last November in Lucca, Italy, now has an airdate!!  Friends in the US, check out HGTV this Wednesday and Thursday. For friends elsewhere, check your HGTV listings! Friends in Italy, there’s a bonus: we should be dubbed in Italian when it airs there. (Allora)! … More Don’t Miss Our House Hunters International Episode From Lucca, Italy!

Italian Food Brings Us All to the Table. Here Are Our “Best Eats” in Lucca

300. That’s the estimated number of small businesses shuttered, either temporarily or permanently, in the province of Lucca, thus far on this rollercoaster ride named 2020. Naturally, the loss of so many shops, restaurants, bars and agencies of all sorts is deeply scarring for any community. In Italy, it’s particularly crushing considering the bureaucratic-gymnastics required … More Italian Food Brings Us All to the Table. Here Are Our “Best Eats” in Lucca