Viareggio, Tuscany Has Kept Its Art Deco and Typeface Styles

My home town of  Viareggio in Tuscany is known for its beaches, luxury yachts and “Liberty” style (Art Deco, Art Nouveau) architecture.

This article discusses how Viareggio has foregone neon signs to keep the old-style typeface.

 

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The Imposing Art Deco Caffe  on the Viareggio Promenade

The Imposing Art Deco Caffe on the Viareggio Promenade

 

Per Forbes Magazine, Lucca Tuscany is One of the Most Idyllic Placess in Europe

Lucca is one of my favorite towns in Tuscany.  Apparently, I’m in good company as Forbes Magazine has declared Lucca the second most idyllic place to live in Europe.

Lucca is full of old world charm minus the tourist crowds and its prices are lower than Florence or Venice.

 

Lucca is an idyllic place to live in Europe

Lucca is an idyllic place to live in Europe

Favorite Piazzas (“Piazze”) in Italy

A breathtaking PIazza

A breathtaking PIazza

A chef and a photographer name their favorite piazze in Italy (with photos) in Travel Culture Magazine.  Take a look at the pictures of:

  • Piazza Dei Fiori, Rome
  • Piazza San Marco, Venice
  • Piazza Della Signoria, Florence
  • Piazze Maggiore, Bologna,
  • Piazza del Campo, Siena
  • Piazza Navona, Rome

There are so many beautiful piazze that it is difficult to choose.

Do you have a favorite?  I am fond of Piazza Dei Miracoli in Pisa (pictured) and  dell’Anfiteatro in Lucca!

The 6 Best Piazzas in Italy

Another Way to Enjoy Wine: As Dessert!

Italian Wine for gelatin dessert

I love Italian wines and always have a glass with my dinners.  I also use Italian wines for cooking and giving dishes more depth.

Here, from L’Italo-Americano,  is yet another way to use Italian wines – gelatin desserts!

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