A memorable lunch in Lucca

written by Tiana Kai

Lunch in Lucca, cigar time!

This is how lunch in Lucca ended… a bunch of social media obsessed bloggers with fine Italian cigars in our mouths.

The meal was amazing. Rows of sangiovese wine were sprawled out on the table while we relaxed and lunched in the shade of Caffè delle Mura‘s incredible terrace. I tried a very rare Tuscan lamb called Garfagnina Bianca, which is a whiter, more delicate meat. Homemade tiramisu followed and then…

Cigars and fresh chocolate truffles were brought out. This was an unexpected treat organized by the Province of Lucca and Visit Tuscany‘s Play Your Tuscany blog tour.

I highly recommend this spot! It’s right on the ancient walls of Lucca, which are famous for biking on and over looking the rest of the city. Try to have lunch in Lucca whether you are staying in town or not. It’s so close to Florence and Pisa that it would be such a shame to miss this gem!

I think it’s one of my favorite towns in Tuscany for the ease of getting around {by bike} and because of all the great enotecas, friendly people, towers and astonishing piazzas.

Lunch in Lucca, in front of Caffe delle Mura

Lunch in Lucca, in front of Caffe delle Mura

Lunch in Lucca, inside dining at Caffe delle Mura

Caffe delle Mura Lunch in Lucca

Lunch in Lucca, chocolate tour begins

Choco + Cigars

Lunch in Lucca chocolate bars

Lunch in Lucca, fresh chocolate truffle

Cigar + Chocolate + Wine

Read my Lucca experience on Play Your Tuscany.

Have you ever been to a chocolate and cigar tasting? Please share and comment below. 

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6 comments

Jane D May 7, 2013 at 12:47 am

Oh how I love Lucca! It looks like it was an awesome day. That is my Italian teacher Eva in the last picture on the far right! I’m ‘downunder’ at the moment in Australia, but can’t wait to be back to Italy in June. I miss Italia!

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Tiana Kai May 7, 2013 at 10:57 am

Ha, how funny! Eva was so sweet she even taught me how to make ravioli that night at a farm house… another post in the works I guess. Have a great trip! Italy will welcome you with its lovely humidity when you get back.

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Never Leave Here May 7, 2013 at 12:43 pm

Haha, I look like I´m concentrating really hard on that cigar. It was so much fun to try all of those chocolates… but what happened to all the leftovers? 😉

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Tiana Kai May 8, 2013 at 12:58 am

You’re a pro!
Great point… what did happen to all the fresh, dark, delicious, chocolate truffle goodness?! Maybe they’re in a cave in Carrrara somewhere with all the loose marble pieces that we were allowed to take.

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Gabriel May 17, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Great post! yet another reason why we love and recommend visiting Lucca. My most memorable lunch was on the beautiful terrace of La Cecca on te way to Pisa. Check it out!

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Tiana Kai May 17, 2013 at 2:10 pm

Oh, I will. Thank you for the recommend!!

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