What to STILL love about Lucca: COVID or No COVID

With the latest restrictions on travel and interactions outside one’s family making life so difficult, I thought it was a good time to UPDATE & repost an article by my happy self six months ago… Having arrived May 13th, I am looking forward to completing my first week soon! (In the spring, everyone arriving from […]

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EXTRA SPECIAL: Take-out from La Buca di Sant’Antonio

Experience Lucca’s most Authentic Food Experience AT HOME TORTELLINI in BRODO announce the arrival of fall — most of all the Buca’s tortellini that are famous for their rich flavor. Follow those with pappardelle in hare sauce or wild boar in umido with olives and polenta, and finish with castagnaccio (chestnut pie) with shepard-fresh sheep’s […]

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Safe Travels: Lucca Comics & Games 2020 Goes 100% VIRTUAL

Here’s the latest news direct from Lucca Comics & Games — Changes: Lucca, 25 October 2020 – The Changes Edition of Lucca Comics & Games will be totally digitized. In respect of the new governmental decree regarding COVID safety requirements, the festival taking place from October 29 to November 1, 2020, will put forward more […]

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UNESCO honors Lucca as “Learning City”

September 26, 2020: With Mayor Alessandro Tambellini’s announcement today, Lucca joins just four other Italian cities recognized by UNESCO for their commitment to learning and growth as communities. As a member of UNESCO’s Global Network of Learning Cities, the city will benefit from policy dialogue and peer learning between member cities. Lucca was chosen because […]

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No Santa Croce Procession this year

The City of Lucca has officially confirmed that there will be no procession with the Santa Croce (Holy Cross) on the eve of the Volto Santo‘s feast day. The traditional illumination of the procession route from San Frediano to the cathedral of San Martino, on 13 September 2020, will take place however, using LED votive […]

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