I’m ravenous. I just can’t help myself. From morning to noon to night I am on the hunt for something to eat. I can’t seem to get filled up. I suppose this is a blessing since the choices here are endless and one shop after another seems to be calling out to me.
I start my day with a little pasticcino, like the one pictured above. This was an absolute must for a lover of hazelnuts-a buttery crust topped with hazelnut cream and whole roasted hazelnuts. Two perfect bites from the famous Caffè di Simo on via Fillungo, Lucca’s main street.
Next up was this adorable snack of prosciutto on a tiny roll packed with the punch of olive oil. Okay, I confess, I also had one filled with salami. They’re small, really they are. These came from Forno Amadeo Giusti, famous for their focaccia. I figured since I was there I may as well buy some focaccia too. I went for the one topped with tomatoes.
Do I really need two pieces? Yes, I do. Didn’t I tell you that I’m constantly hungry? Hopefully it’s from all the walking I’ve been doing.
And yesterday from another forno down the street from the apartment-focaccia stuffed with cheese, prosciutto cotto and arugula. I polished it off in a instant.
Well, a cruise around Lucca’s wall beckons me-I have to make sure I’m ready for my afternoon gelato!
Caffè di Simo
Via Fillungo 58
Forno Amadeo Giusti
Via Santa Lucia 18