Food tasting in Lucca
The gastronomy of Lucca is rooted in ancient traditions. Among the first courses, soups have an important place, especially the "garmucia" (a soup with artichokes, peas, broad beans and asparagus).
Local specialties include roasted pork, pork with chestnut polenta, lamb with olives, spit-roasted thrush, and spit-roasted Serchio trout.
Recommended typical desserts are: "buccellato", a typical doughnut-shaped dessert, "castagnaccio", a tart made with chestnut flour and "necci", also made with chestnut flour.
Among the flavorsome local wines try Montecarlo white or red. If you like liquors, Biadina is a typical one from Lucca.