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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Recipes From Tuscany

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Amy Gulick shares another recipe from the Italian cucina povera tradition— with simple, ‘poor’ ingredients invariably found in the pantry.
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Our food writer Amy Gulick shares a bit of local history in her area of Tuscany along with this tasty recipe for ricotta and rosemary schiacciata
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Our latest recipe is Crespelle alla Fiorentina (Baked Florentine Savory Crepes with Bechamel) by writer Coral Sisk
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Our latest recipe from blogger Amy Gulick of The Bittersweet Gourmet 

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