July 9, 2020

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Panini Girl In Lucca May 2021


It’s heartbreaking to announce, but the September 2020 tour has been canceled due to the pandemic. It seems like a long way off, but I’m already  dreaming of my return to Lucca next spring. Come along and be prepared for amazing food, new friends, stunning scenery and lots of laughs. I’m available to help you with your travel plans so get in touch!

Dates: May 1-8, 2021

Total Price Per Person: $3500 (private bedroom)

Deposit: $975 is due within seven days of making your reservation. Balance is due 90 days prior to the first day of the trip. Deposit is non-refundable.






The Details:
We will be staying in a beautiful, large apartment in a recently restored 15th century building located in the heart of the historical center of Lucca. It’s just a short walk to the ancient walls surrounding the centro storico-the perfect place for a walk or bike ride with a bird’s eye view of the town. Our week will focus on food and wine of Lucca and the surrounding area. No trip to Tuscany is complete without a visit to Florence, so we will spend a day there exploring, tasting and shopping!


What’s Included:
Cooking class with participation with local Lucchese chef
Day trip to Florence with a guided tour of the Mercato Centrale food market and specialty food shops in the neighborhood, time for shopping
Day trip to the countryside of the Garfagnana to visit a farm where we’ll spend the morning with Gemma while she makes her pecorino cheese and then sit down to a lunch that she prepares for us/a stop at the Devil’s Bridge on our way down the Serchio River on our return to Lucca
Day trip to Montecarlo to visit a winery with tasting and lunch
A visit to Lucca’s Palazzo Mansi
All transportation for day trips out of town
Seven nights’ accommodations in private bedroom
All breakfasts
5 lunches and 6 dinners
Wine with meals
Water, coffee, wine and snacks stocked in the apartment








It is strongly advised that you purchase trip cancellation insurance as cancellation fees apply regardless of reason for cancellation. Check out information at www.insuremytrip.com.

le sorellele smama

What’s Not Included:
Airfare, transfers from airport to and from Lucca, travel insurance, phone calls, laundry services, alcoholic beverages other than host ordered. Schedule subject to change.

One thought on “Panini Girl In Lucca May 2021

  1. Che peccato! My October conference in Torino has also been postponed till next year. Mannaggia! I did reminisce about Lucca by finally dedicating a whole post to her a few weeks ago. Viaggiamo in pultrona per adesso. Let’s hope next year can be a total rewrite. Ciao, Cristina

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