Il Desco 2019

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

From 29 November 2019 to 08 December 2019


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 29th  November to 8th  December: don’t miss this great event, open from 10.00 to 19.00 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 2019, 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. As was the case with Desco 2018, the list of exhibitors will also include a large representation from other regions of Italy. In addition to a greater number of companies producing excellent gastronomic produce, you will also find organic food and cosmetics producers and a wide choice of furnishings and decorations to make your table beautiful as well as tasty.

Cibo 4.0: the quality and excellence of Made in Italy, looking to the future, from tradition to innovation. This is the theme of the 15th edition of Il Desco di Lucca 2019. It will be a celebration of the great excellences of our country but also of the most important and significant technological events of our time such as the landing on the moon and the birth and spread of the internet. Even 'food' has been affected by this recent epochal change that has contributed to putting people and distant places in contact, helping the promotion of typical produce and creating exciting encounters between culinary cultures up to socialeating. Traditions, sharing and reuse are the key parts of Desco 2019: come to the Mostra Enogastrnomica in Lucca to discover all their tasty nuances!

At the fiera Desco in Lucca 2019 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 2019, 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 2019 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.

Among the sagre enogastronomiche in Toscana, mark Desco in your diary, which as in the past will feature a series of interesting collateral events: in the Sala del Gusto of Real Collegio, numerous cooking and show-cooking workshops will take place where original recipes mixing tradition and experimentation will be demonstrated. As part of this initiative, the 6th edition of the young chefs contest will take place: four under 35s, selected among the many coming from all over Tuscany, will compete in a context in which they will have to prepare a dish in 25 minutes using, as ingredients , four products amongst those included in Desco Lucca 2019. They will be judged by a Jury made up of experts from the food and wine sector in Italy. In addition, each dish will be paired with a wine. And all of you will be able to taste the delicacies prepared by the young chefs as the event is open to the public! Mark the date in your diary: Saturday 30 November from 15.30 to 18.30.

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!
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 2019 one of the most popular Lucca events in November 2019! From 29th November to 8th December be drawn into the fascinating atmosphere of this unique event in Tuscany ... you will not regret it!

Take the chance of this event to discover all the beauties of Lucca 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 tours in Tuscany proposed by we are sure you will find what is right for you!


Events in Lucca presents the 15th edition of  Il Desco:

Location: Lucca's historic centre - Royal College

Dates: 29th , 30th  November 1st, 6th,7th,8th  December

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

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 29 November 2019 to 08 December 2019

Event location: Lucca

Contacts: full schedule & times and other information

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