Monthly Archives: October 2011

When Tintin came to Lucca

´┐╝If you happened to be in Lucca over the last few days you are very likely to have bumped into Batman. In fact in the space of about 20 minutes I saw at least three different Batmen – and one … Continue reading

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Taking a gamble

Up until recently you could look out from the Corona Hotel at the beautiful old casino over the river and just wonder what it must have been like in its hay-day. Certainly from the outside it still has all that … Continue reading

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Ancient luxury thermal bathing

Since becoming a regular visitor to Bagni di Lucca I have known it is settled atop a boiling cauldron of thermal activity. ┬áThere are ornate taps in stone alcoves dotted in strategic places throughout the town where hot mineral water … Continue reading

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On figs and fashion

How lovely is a mellow Autumn. It is still hitting the high twenties these days, with starry nights and bright blue days. In fact you would be hard pushed to think it is already October. We are still swimming in … Continue reading

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