Appartamento Lucchese

I used to live in a lot of hotels Marriott hotels, over 200 days a year, all over the United States. I still live in lots of places, but the focus has narrowed and there are less nights in hotels. One thing that bothered me about living in hotels, I couldn't cook for myself.

My apartment in Lucca is within the ancient wall that surrounds the city. I'm in a 3rd floor apartment in the center of town. I have a meat market just below me. I have wine down the block; fresh fruit and vegetables are next to the wine shop. In the opposite direction of wine, about a 5 minutes walk is fresh bread, Forno Casali. 

This reminds me a lot of living in San Francisco with my brother in the late 90's in the Outer Richmond. I had everything within a few blocks walk. Gym, butcher, dry cleaner, ocean, grocery, coffee.

A couple things Lucca doesn't have that the Outer Richmond had? Great Dim Sum and Gordo Burrito. Two things I actually do miss when I'm in Italy.

 Another evening in Lucca

Another evening in Lucca

 Meats, Cheeses, Eggs and Sparkling Water just outside my door

Meats, Cheeses, Eggs and Sparkling Water just outside my door

 Forno Casali, my bread shop

Forno Casali, my bread shop

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