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February 18, 2021


Panini Girl In Lucca October 2021


It’s heartbreaking to announce, but the May 2021 tour has been rescheduled due to the pandemic. I’m already dreaming of my return to Lucca this autumn. 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: October 2-9, 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  food tour of specialty food shops in the centro,  time for shopping
Day trip to the countryside of the Garfagnana to visit a farm where we’ll spend the day with Paolo (the baker for his town) where together we’ll make our own loaves in the wood fired oven and then sit down to a lunch featuring dishes made with farro grown on the farm. On our trip back we’ll stop 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

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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.

Contact me at with questions or to make a reservation.

4 thoughts on “Panini Girl In Lucca October 2021

  1. Hope your dreams come true. We have residency, so after 16 months, and vaccinations- we’re in our 70s – we head back to our beloved Pienza, staying until the end of January 2022! Never been there that long. Can’t wait to be with our friends, and to be there for a whole growing season. Carol Seattle and Pienza

  2. Carol-I’m so happy for you and also a but jealous! How wonderful it will be to stay until next year. Safe travels!

  3. I have a conference to attend in Torino the first week of October. I hope it doesn’t get postponed again 🤞. Ciao, Cristina

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