Food & wine is an integral part of Italian society and Italians are passionate about every aspect of it, from the basic ingredients through to the cooking and the consuming. Every region, even every village, has a different special dish. Italy is one of the biggest producers of cheese in the world and there are more pasta shapes than there are days in the year.
Tuscany, and more importantly the province of Lucca is no exception. Famed for its olive oil and pecorino cheeses it is also home of neci – chestnut pancakes, cecina – flatbread made with chickpea flour, lentils, pasta sauces and the famous Torta Verde di Lucca a sweet pie made with swiss chard.
As with all of italy there is almost a restaurant on every corner offering a taste of every part of the country. If there is one thing you should do when you visit italy is eat and drink.