Desco 2015

Food & Wine and crafts on display at the Royal College of Lucca

From 14 November 2015 to 08 December 2015


Autumn has arrived and now, as every year, in addition to its beautiful colours, it brings back one of the most-awaited Lucca events in November: as part of the best fetes, festivals and food and wine events, il Desco in Lucca returns every weekend from 14 November to 8 December! If you are wondering what it is about, here is the answer: as suggested by the meaning of the word 'desco' - that is, a table on which to dine - this event can be thought of as a large table in the open air that allows the encounter of two characteristic features of Tuscany, knowledge and flavours. How? With an exhibition of crafts, food and wine in the beautiful setting of the Royal College of Lucca.

After the great success achieved in recent editions, with more than 40 thousand visitors, the Desco in Lucca is rightly considered to be part of the most famous sagre in Lucca in 2015, not only as it is a fantastic showcase of food and wine of excellent quality, but also because it is a real journey of taste which will make you discover the typical products of Lucca, Garfagnana, the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. Not forgetting the charming Serchio Valley and the famous Versilia.

At the fiera Desco in Lucca 2015 you can wet your palate with tasty meats like Garfagnana Biroldo (tasty spiced pork sausage), Bazzone ham, Mondiola salami, Accasciato (also called Shepherd cheese), Garfagnana Goat Cheese, Formentone Otto File corn, IGP spelt, as well as high quality wines produced in the vineyards of the hills of Lucca and Montecarlo.

Among the food and wine sagre in Tuscany do not miss the Desco Lucca, the only event that brings together in an impeccable way taste and craftsmanship, to maintain the identity of this land characterized not only by the good food, but also by ancient crafts and an unparalleled attention to product quality.

Among the Lucca events in November, the Desco in Lucca 2015 is worth writing down on your calendar, as it is always enhanced by a series of interesting events: at the Hall of Taste of Royal College, there will be numerous cooking workshops where expert chefs will create delicious recipes mixing tradition and experimentation.

Continuing the theme of sagre in Lucca, a new and prestigious collaboration with the Oil and Wine Road of Lucca, Versilia and Monte Carlo, will be attended by distinguished guests from the 'streets' of Italy every week.

The Lucca Desco 2015 is one of the events in Lucca in November that should not be missed for its food and wine specialties. There are other pleasant surprises lined up, such as the initiative SlowBeans, by Slow Food, in which the protagonists will be the rare vegetables that will be exposed as a symbol of biodiversity: we are talking about, for example, the Pantano Red bean of Pignola, the Mascherino and Cannellino Dente di Morto.

The more than one hundred exhibitors this year at the Lucca Desco - undisputed queen of the sagre in Tuscany in the food and wine sector - represent the top of the local production regardless of gender, from small private producer up to the associations and large consortia.

As for the world of 'knowledge', in this extraordinary manifestation of Lucca, there will be classical art crafts, publishing, house furnishing and cultural tourism. Many firms in the region will exhibit their particular products: small marble artifacts, paintings, textiles and tapestries, ceramics, perfumes, flowers, decorations and much more ... you can really take your pick!
And to give free rein to the imagination of exhibitors, each stand must produce an object related to the dining table, and this will be the common thread that this year will be shared by all the stands.

To further enhance this already rich sagra in Tuscany, the famous Museum of Comics and Image will present the exhibition 'Olive Tree. Between heaven and earth', dedicated to the cultivation of olive trees in Europe and Lucca. The comic strip, created by the great Spanish author Antonio Hernandez Palacios, a real guru in the world of comics, tells the mythology, legends and various uses of the oil over the centuries, highlighting the strong potential of comics from an informative, educational and didactic point of view.

The last weekend of the fiera Desco in Lucca will be extended until 8 December, for the festival of the Immaculate Conception: expect a grand finale of music and fun, with numerous concerts and shows to the tune of traditional music of Lucca.

Gastronomy, handicrafts, exhibitions and music: it is this variety of proposals to make the Lucca Desco one of the most popular Lucca events in November 2015! From 14 November to 8 December 2015 be drawn into the fascinating atmosphere of this unique event in Tuscany ... you will not regret it!

By also booking one of our fabulous hotels in Lucca, you can discover all the beauties of this city, like the Cathedral of St Marino, the ancient walls, the Guinigi Tower and the Permanent Festival 'Puccini and Lucca'.
If you can treat yourself to a relaxing few days, we recommend you choose from the many guided tours in Tuscany proposed by we are sure you will find what is right for you!


Lucca Events in 2015 presents the 10th edition of il Lucca Desco 2015:

Location: Lucca's historic centre - Royal College

Dates: 14-15, 21-22, 28-29 November and 5,6,7,8 December 2015

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 14 November 2015 to 08 December 2015

Event location: Lucca

Contacts: for the full schedule, times and other information on the official website

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