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Hero Marine Dog Who Lost Her Leg In Afghanistan Awarded Top Honor For Valor

The Huffington Post | Dominique Mosbergen | Posted 04.06.2016 | Impact

In 2012, Lucca, a bomb-sniffing U.S. Marine Corps dog, lost her front leg in a roadside IED blast while on duty in Afghanistan. The hero canine had al...

Day Trips From Rome

College Tourist | Posted 07.13.2016 | Travel
College Tourist

During my visit to Rome, I found myself with two extra days that were pretty much empty. Rather than spend them in the city, I decided to visit some nearby villages, partially for the beautiful views they offered but mostly to get a true feel of how modern Italians live their everyday lives.

Centuries-Old Technology Still Keeps the Thieves Out

Rick Steves | Posted 05.27.2016 | Travel
Rick Steves

Updating the town walk for the Lucca chapter in my Italy guidebook, I was impressed at how many shops on the main drag had been in the same family at the same location for over a century.

7 Underrated Cities In Italy You Have To Visit On Study Abroad

College Tourist | Posted 05.16.2015 | Travel
College Tourist

When someone says "Italy", you immediately think of major cities like, Rome, Florence, Venice, and Milan. However, Italy has a lot more than these four major cities.

Aging into Something New

Carol Smaldino | Posted 09.21.2013 | Fifty
Carol Smaldino

I was sitting at the pool in Borgo a Mozzano just outside of Lucca with Lino yesterday. We had decided to talk about the funk we each felt we were in....

LOOK: Lucca, The Three-Legged Retired Military Dog, Is Up For A Hero Dog Award

Posted 05.31.2013 | Good News

By Liz Acosta, Dogster We know we've talked about Lucca before, but we felt she deserved some special recognition. More From Dogster: Puppy-M...

WATCH: Military Dog Lost Leg Protecting Platoon

Posted 02.08.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

She is a military dog and the soldiers' best friend who lost her leg in battle. Lucca, an 8-year-old Belgian malinois served in Iraq and was on tour i...

PHOTOS: Traveling To (And Through) The Heart Of Italy

Paolo Rossi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Paolo Rossi

Over 40 million tourists travel to Italy every year, making it the fith most visited country in the world. The capital Rome is by far the most popular...

Italian City Lucca Bans Foreign Foods To Protect Its Cuisine

Christian Science Monitor | Nick Squires | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Until recently, Italians overwhelmingly ate Italian food, but a decade or more of immigration has seen a surge of new foreign food eateries. Now, one...