The city of Lucca has made international headlines by banning new ethnic and fast food restaurants within the city walls (in January 2009). The kebab restaurants are taking the brunt of this decision. My friends and students made a movie about this last Saturday, posted on their website www.tuscanproductions.com. (Yours truly is briefly featured as an “authority” on the fact that there is a park above the walls, above which you can ride bikes.) The New York Times published an article about the Lucca kebab controversy just today, and we’re hoping they will feature “our” little film, too.

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Here’s the video.

Lucca Kebab Controversy: So Good They’re Illegal? from Diana Salvatore on Vimeo.

For further information on Lucca and its art please see my earlier post: Lucca’s 100 churches (I only saw three of them today).

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