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Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

Befana, Italy's friendly Christmas Witch

On 2nd January in many countries, everybody returns reluctantly to work with slightly larger stomachs and a handful of new year resolutions but in Italy, many families if possible extend the...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

Our olive oil harvest with a modern edge at Le Mura Villa Tuscany

I am a little reactionary by nature perhaps due to my background as a conservator. At Le Mura we have harvested our  olive trees every year by hand stripping the olives off the branches, the...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

San Miniato White Truffle Fair

San Miniato is a beautiful medieval village perched on a hill between Pisa and Florence on the Via Francigena. This little gem would be worth a visit at any time of the year but San Miniato ...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

How to Cook Perfect Dry Pasta

Fresh Pasta making is quite à la mode at the moment and in our family we tend to make it  at weekends to accompany a Sunday Ragù. The pasta is always made by Enzo and he likes to use ancient...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

Santini Historic Gelateria (Ice cream parlour) Celebrates 100 Years.

Gelato is a competitive business in Lucca these days. Both inside and outside the city walls there are many amazing gelato makers.  I use the Italian word gelato on purpose as gelato should ...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

The Story of The Luminara di Santa Croce and "Volto Santo", Centre of Events of The September Lucchese.

Every year many tourists come to Lucca for the Luminara di Santa Croce but what is the legend of the “Volto Santo” and why it is celebrated by a candlelit procession on 13th September in the...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

Lucca City Gates

The most defining thing about Lucca is of course its complete circular Renaissance wall. This magnificent structure built as a defence system for the city looks impenetrable. The wall origin...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

Whats on in Lucca and Bagni di Lucca area in August 2016

Events in Lucca and Bagni di Lucca Area August 2016It is always difficult to know what is going on in Lucca city and I am always being asked so I have tried to put together a few events for ...
Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

Events and Festivals Lucca : San Paolino 12th July

Un Prosecchino · 2M ago

Lucca Antique Market

On the weekend of the third Sunday of every month antiques spill out of the shops and onto the cobbled alleyways and piazzas of Lucca . The main market is based around the antique district o...