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Walking distance to a stunning medieval village with great restaurants and winebars
CASA MONTECARLO is a beautiful Villa located in Monteverdi Marittimo, about half an hour with car to the beach.
This Osteria is not a regular restaurant but what Tuscans should call a "bottega", where is possible to taste the most delicious and typical specialties like cheese, ham, bread and wine. Vecchio Mulino is a wine bar and tasting room, where the host is the owner himself who will receive you inside his wine cellar and serve a multicolored appetizer - which actually have the weight of a lunch or dinner - matching the best wines to the mostutradional and great quality products of the region.
Charming restaurant with terrace and garden within walking distance from Castelnuovo in Garfagnana, Lucca. Specialties are pizza cooked in the wood burning oven, meat cooked in the wood burning grill like the typical Tuscan style and hand made pasta. Besides the bar offers all kinds of cocktails and delicious home made GELATO and desserts.
Situated in the historic center of Lucca, the restaurant Buca di Sant'Antonio is an excellent place to enjoy typical homemade Tuscan dishes and the best selection of Tuscan wines.
The restaurant Giglio is located in the historical center of Lucca and offers a prestigious location with frescos on the walls all over the restaurant. All dishes are strictly home made and typical Tuscan nature. They have a great selection of the best wines.
The Carnival of Viareggio is considered one of the most important carnivals in Italy and in Europe; 141 years is the most spectacular Italian feast, a big event, one of a kind. The papier-mâché floats, which are the largest and bustle of the world, parade along the promenade of Viareggio. The Carnival of Viareggio is not only the most spectacular Italian feast, but it represents the artistic and organizational capacity of the Italians in the world. The Third parade of the 2011 broke all records, were in fact more than 325,000 people to applaud the papier-mâché floats that paraded along the promenade of Viareggio. The dates coincide with the month prior to Shrove Tuesday, the last day of Carnival, and then change every year.
The medieval town of "Nozzano Castello" (7 km from Lucca) will celebrate each year in September the period of its maximum glory and power in the 13th century. For this unique festival the whole town and the Castle are decorated and the inhabitants will dress historical costumes. You will enjoy jugglers, knights and all kind of medieval time entertainment. You will enjoy also typical food with street markets and typical restaurants, music shows, battles and jugglers shows. Even the currency will go back to 13th century. In fact you can’t pay with Euros, but you have to change them into will the coins of that period called: matildi, matildini, castrucci and sercambi.
In the town of Seravezza (Lucca) in summer between July and August there are 4 appointments with Jazz music. Each concert starts at 9.30 PM and costs 10.- euro.
During July and August, in Torre del Lago – Lucca – is celebrated the Puccini Musical Festival. Enjoy famous opera pieces of the great artist Giacomo Puccini in the Gran Teatro all´aperto (open theater)
At the end of October there is Lucca Comics and Games festival: the international festival has long become a reference point for the cultural industry that ranges from comics to video games, from literature to cinema, to the music and the series tv. In a wonderful location, surrounded by the Renaissance walls of Lucca's historic center, with squares dedicated to sagas such as Star Wars, entire buildings and gardens turned into corners of Japan as Japan Town or in the offices of seven murders inspired by the French Revolution of the video game Assassin's Creed Unity, or the ramparts of the citadel animated by parades of colorful cosplayers and contained, with shows and exhibitions, concerts and karaoke contests.
The largest and most important event in Tuscany, the Lucca Summer Festival, held every year in the historic center of Lucca, Piazza Napoleone and boasts the presence of international artists and, most important of the music scene of the time. Begins in late June and continues throughout the month of July. Here are some of the artists present at previous events: Ben Harper, Arcade Fire, Elton John, Sugar, BB King, jamiroquei, Nutini, Simply Red, Lenny kravitz, Moby, Anastacia, Leonard Cohen, Ennio Morricone, Alicia Keys, Elisa, Nora jones and many more ...
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Tuscany is rich of street markets and this is certainly a great choice to make shopping as well as get full immersion in the Tuscan experience: antiques, handcrafts, flowers, vegetables, clothes, souvenirs and much more is waiting for you along the streets of many Tuscan cities and villages.