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Francesca Savoldi

Francesca Savoldi

CB Lisbon correspondent Francesca is an academic researcher and freelance writer interested in spatial and social practices in cities. She is about to complete her PhD in planning and she has published in magazines about urban issues and contemporary culture. Originally from Italy, she has lived between Spain and Portugal since 2005. Food secrets and mega-cities are her obsessive topics of conversation.

Recent stories by Francesca Savoldi

April 6, 2017

Bagos: The Rice Side of Life

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Lisbon -- In downtown’s Chiado, a slightly bougie-looking restaurant profits from the crowds leaving weekend performances at the São Luiz theatre, a former 19th-century cinema. This place also takes advantage of a common and ubiquitous Portuguese ingredient – rice. Read more
Join us on our crossroads tour and get the backstory on Lisbon’s famous grilled chickens.
March 8, 2017

O Churrasco: Diamond in the Touristy Rough

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Lisbon -- Rua das Portas de Santo Antão is probably the most touristy food street in Lisbon. This pedestrian road is full of restaurants with guys outside hawking their specials and menus offering out-of-season sardines and frozen pizzas. Read more