Food & Wine and crafts on display at the Royal College of Lucca
From 19 November 2016 to 11 December 2016
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 19 November to 11 December and exceptionally this year Thursday 8t and Friday, 9 December: don’t miss this great event, open from 10 to 19 with free admission!
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 2016, 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 2016 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 2016 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, the prestigious collaboration with the Oil and Wine Road of Lucca, Versilia and Monte Carlo goes on and will be attended by distinguished guests from the 'streets' of Italy every week.
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 will be shared by all the stands.
The last weekend of the fiera Desco in Lucca, that of the Immaculate Conception, expects 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 2016! From 19 November to 11 December 2016 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 toscanainside.com: we are sure you will find what is right for you!
Lucca Events in 2016 presents the 10th edition of il Lucca Desco 2016:
Location: Lucca's historic centre - Royal College
Dates: 19-20, 26-27 November and 3-4, 8-9-10-11 December 2016
Period: From 19 November 2016 to 11 December 2016
Event location: Lucca
Contacts: for the full schedule, times and other information on the official website www.desco.eu
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