That Giacomo Puccini was a motor enthusiast is not a new story.
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At the end of the 19th century the big building of the tobacco factory in Lucca employed hundreds of people. The female cigar makers of Lucca became famous for their ability to make the famous "stortignaccolo" which, actually realized because of an accident, got immediately famous.
After the International Jazz Festival in the month of April, May begins and is all dedicated to music.
Art, music, sports and good food as the perfect occasion for a weekend on the beautiful Versilia coast, the sea just a stone's throw away from Lucca. The mix of local excellences and boating is the perfect match of this third edition of Versilia Yachting Rendez-vous - scheduled from Thursday 9 to Sunday 12 May - with a calendar full of events, shows and performances.
She rests all year round inside the Basilica of San Frediano, in a side chapel where large frescoes tell its history. She is Saint Zita, the saint of flowers, to whom many devotees throughout the world are grateful and in Lucca it is an air of celebration.
Winter is getting a little tight, March is near and afternoons of steaming chocolate give way to walks in the hills in the midst of reborn nature. To fully appreciate the season here is a program of essential parties dedicated to flowers in Lucca and in the area.
A worthy soundtrack for spring blooms. Here, from 2nd to 5th May the concerts of Lucca Classical Music Festival with over 80 events including symphonic concerts, chamber music, listening guides, events.
Well over 800 labels for a total of over 100 wine growers, coming from the Tuscan provinces washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea.
Wines to taste in preview and vintages that have made history for a unique oenological journey that brings to Lucca all the best productions of the Tuscan coastal territory.
The keyword is to blow off some steam. Here are 5 tips for a relaxation day dedicated to outdoor activities with friends. A choice between picnics in parks, rides on the promenade at sea, outing to the countryside and treasure hunts.
and... Happy Easter to everybody!
Nature, culture and sport all in one by bike on the new Francigena cycle path from Camaiore to Altopascio passing through Lucca and Capannori.
"Strolling by bike, cycling without any hurry ... Saturday morning
along the Francigena route, guess where are we now?"