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Stories and Tips Lucca

A Summary of Lucca!

Written by dangaroo on 14 Apr, 2009

Lucca was probably our favourite town in Tuscany, whilst hardly a hidden gem, it is less trodden than nearby Florence, Pisa and Siena, yet lies a mere 30 minutes or 20km away from Pisa. We arrived on the train from Florence and left in the…Read More


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Learning to Cook a Lucchese Dinner

Written by artslover on 05 Jun, 2007

Getting bad food in Italy is near impossible, even if you are doing the cooking yourself! We had a cooking lesson in the apartment we were renting and amazed ourselves with what we produced. The company who provided the lesson is called Toscaneggiando (Via Villa…Read More


Cooking School in Italy Part 5

Written by Bruno on 22 Jan, 2001

Seems as though the group has shrunken a bit - ah, yes, the Belles from Texas are giving the local merchants a little help. Time for a coffee, gelato break for the intrepid travelers. As usual, gelato in Italy always tastes better than anywhere…Read More


Cooking School in Italy Part 4

Written by Bruno on 22 Jan, 2001

Seems as though the group has shrunken a bit - ah, yes, the Belles from Texas are giving the local merchants a little help. Time for a coffee, gelato break for the intrepid travelers. As usual, gelato in Italy always tastes better than anywhere…Read More


Cooking School in Italy Part 3

Written by Bruno on 22 Jan, 2001

WINE TASTING Not that we weren't tasting, sipping, gulping and swimming in wine the entire week, but on this day we had a real tasting conducted by Giancarlo. He readily confessed to not knowing all there is to know about wines but then did a…Read More


Cooking School in Italy Part 1

Written by Bruno on 22 Jan, 2001

ITALY, 2000 So here’s the plan. We go to this cooking school that I found in the Cucina Italiana magazine, then to the house we’ve rented in Tuscany for the next week - to try out some of the recipes, travel around to the small…Read More


Cooking School in Italy Part 2

Written by Bruno on 22 Jan, 2001

Sunday, June 4. Had a lesson this morning on making pasta - different fresh noodles with different sauces - and then ate our lesson for lunch outside under a grape arbor of trees. Exchanged thoughts, backgrounds, ideas with other cooking novices. As usual,…Read More


Delicious Sweets of Lucca

Written by travel2000 on 02 Nov, 2000

One specialty of Lucca is the sweet vegetable torte-it's on the same line as carrot cake, but it's torte with the bottom crust. It reminded me of pumpkin pie, but with the texture of a stewed vegetables. We also had these pistachio macaroons...simply heavenly. You'll…Read More


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History of Lucca

Written by Tolik on 07 Aug, 2004

The place was inhabited 50,000 years ago. Millennia later it was certainly located within Etruscan territory. The town was a prosperous Roman colony, in 89BC became a ‘municipum’ and by 56BC was important enough to provide the meeting place for Caesar, Pompey and Crassus. Later…Read More


Cooking School in Italy Part 7

Written by Bruno on 22 Jan, 2001

June 9. Guess what. Sunny again. Today is another opportunity to return to Lucca to walk the ramparts and do some shopping. We thought to go to Pietra Santa but couldn't organize the trip logistically so just hung out. The cooking…Read More


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