Your Questions Answered – Lucca Biennale 2021

When the editor of Tuscany’s Grapevine magazine asked if I would be interested in writing a story about Lucca Biennale for the September issue, I jumped at the chance to dig deeper and find out more about this event which has long captured my imagination. Every other year for the last ten years – skipping … More Your Questions Answered – Lucca Biennale 2021

7 Delightful Surprises about Tuscany’s Villa Reale (Royal Palace)

7 Delightful Surprises about Tuscany’s Villa Reale (Royal Palace) A national landmark and one of Italy’s most famous villas rests only 10 kilometers from the historic center of Lucca. Villa Reale (aka the Royal Palace of Marlia) boosts over 16 hectares of rolling landscape and includes a Renaissance-era villa, exquisite English-style gardens, an outdoor theater, … More 7 Delightful Surprises about Tuscany’s Villa Reale (Royal Palace)

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

A Look Back: Sometimes in Life, You Gotta Dive into the Deep to Find Home.

Sometimes in life, you gotta dive into the deep to find home. And, “surprise!” (at least, it is for us), we are ready for the plunge! Four times, that’s how many rotations we have streaked around the globe in mileage during the last 44 months since plunging into nomadic life. We’ve traveled non-stop, sampling the … More A Look Back: Sometimes in Life, You Gotta Dive into the Deep to Find Home.

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