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.
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.
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!
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!