This past spring we spent a month in beautiful Lucca. I didn’t know Roberto, but thanks to his generous tips and recommendations the Lucchesi warmly welcomed us. They made us feel truly at home and gushed with enthusiasm when I passed on Roberto’s greetings. We even received a few baci (kisses)!. Our time in Lucca would not have been nearly as special without the heartfelt connections Roberto has solidified from his deep love of all things Italian. And, following his encouragement to speak the little Italian I knew truly enriched the entire experience.