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While several more cultured cyclists attended a Puccini concert at the Basilica of San Giovanni in Lucca, I sought to find him at the Antico Caffè Di Simo.  Instead I encountered this humorless yet efficient barista, tending bar at this atmospheric café once patronized by Puccini and his associates.  Puccini was born two years before Italy’s 150th birthday, the reason for our 2011 ExpeditionPlus! bike tour across Italy.

While several more cultured cyclists attended a Puccini concert at the Basilica of San Giovanni in Lucca, I sought to find him at the Antico Caffè Di Simo. Instead I encountered this humorless yet efficient barista, tending bar at this atmospheric café once patronized by Puccini and his associates. Puccini was born two years before Italy’s 150th birthday, the reason for our 2011 ExpeditionPlus! bike tour across Italy.

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