LOVE LUCCA

Live like a local

What's up Lucca!

Welcome in Lucca! Meet the locals, find out what’s going on in town, find the best places to eat, drink, sleep, have fun and more …
A little note: in the last few months nothing much has happened here on this site – as a “one-woman multi-tasking team” I have been busy with my other “things” (photography, websites, retreats)
But another great source for all things Lucca has been launched who are doing a much better job – check it out – welcome2lucca.com (but you need to know Italian).

Stay tuned though, lots of new things in the making here at Love Lucca – Live Like a Local!
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Capodanno Toscano

This is how Tuscany celebrated New Year's in 1749. It was celebrated on the 25th March and reinacted on 24th March 2019 starting with the march from Piazza San Michele then continuing with the party at Villa Bottini. Everyone was invited but only if dressed in the...

La Festa del Presente!

Come and have fun this Sunday, share your gifts and enjoy community spirit. Come meet us - we will be there to offer free portrait photography!  (Carmen Klammer and Salvatore Scuotto) See the photos here What is LA FESTA DEL PRESENTE 2018 A DAY WITHOUT MONEY to...

Friday eve in Lucca – part 2

Walking on from the tasty event in Piazzetta Sant'Andrea I was stopped by a festive vibe and good tunes pouring out of Ottica Toni, a legendary lucchese optician, located exactly in the heart of the historic centre (in case I'm not clear, the location of the shop...

Friday eve in Lucca – part 1

Book launch and tasting evening with a whole new dining concept -  the new thing is molecular cocktails combined with your dishes to bring out an all-new sensation of flavours! Go try it out at Baccanale in Piazzetta Sant'Andrea. This was the first of a series of...

Getting around by public transport

If you are like me and find it difficult to figure out how to get around without your own vehicle, here is the link to find bus routes and timetables: http://www.lucca.cttnord.it For trains: http://www.trenitalia.com There is also a really cool app called 'trenit'....