Monthly Archives: November 2011

In honor of spelt

 Whilst seemingly everywhere else in Europe the focus is on a frenzy of Christmas shopping, you will find it quietly refreshing to know that here in Lucca right now they are celebrating the humble spelt. Bit surprising, I hear you … Continue reading

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Chestnut soup and La Boheme

 It is obviously a cultural month in our neck of the woods – having enjoyed a wonderful evening of Opera at the Bagni di Lucca Theatre last week I am now torn between sampling what is being described as the … Continue reading

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Austerity to Opera

opera-singer.jpg Boy have we been in the news lately. There is a saying that goes ‘no publicity is bad publicity’ yet the way Italy has been propelled into the worldwide media is nothing short of – well – dramatic! Still … Continue reading

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