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View from our hotel, the Universo  

View from our hotel, the Universo

Chet Baker was a regular here, and was actually imprisioned in Lucca for over a year on drug charges.
Biking on the Ramparts of Lucca

November 3rd 2009
Day 14 Lucca We rented bikes today and rode around on the city walls (4.2 kilometers, and we went around twice...) in the warm sun....the city is very liveable...compact and with many no-car areas. They are beginning to take down the many, many tents that cover each of the plazas, put up for the giant comic/gaming fair over the weekend. Hopefully some will be gone before we leave. After o ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
22nd May 2010

baker in tuskany
Amazing! I have a photo taken from a magazine where Chet Baker plays trumpet in front of a window with the exact same view as this. I can send it to you if you like.

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