Lucca (Tuscany)

Lucca is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the Serchio, in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital of the Province of Lucca. It is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls. The walls encircling the old town remain intact, even as the city expanded and modernized, unusual for cities in the region. Initially, built as a defensive rampart, once the walls lost their military importance, they became a pedestrian promenade, the Passeggiata delle Mura Urbane, a street atop the walls linking the bastions. The town includes a number of public squares, most notably the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. The ring of buildings surrounding the square, follows the elliptical shape of the former second century Roman Amphitheater of Lucca. Lucca annually hosts the Lucca Summer Festival. The 2006 edition saw Eric Clapton, Placebo, Massive Attack, Roger Waters, Tracy Chapman, and Santana play live in the Piazza Napoleone. Lucca hosts the annual Lucca Comics and Games festival, Europe's largest festival for comics, movies, games and related subjects.

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This intriguingly delicious main from Tuscany is a unique pairing of mussels with a meat mixture stuffing.

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Castagnaccio is a traditional sweet treat from Tuscany, made with chestnut flour and marvelous for fall.

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The first chilly fall evenings call for a satisfyingly hearty grain and legume soup.

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Pappa al pomodoro---a piatto povero, “poor-man’s dish,” is another such creation by Tuscan farmers to make use of stale bread and bumper crops of tomatoes, a New World food introduced into Italy in the 16thc.

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