Relais Victoria

Via delle Gavine 3104/b, San Macario in Monte, Lucca, 55100, Italy
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Cafe Capretz; an historical cafe opened in 1870.Cafe Capretz; an historical cafe opened in 1870.

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Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

by poz

We had the most delicious little sweet bread loaves from the Forno a Vapore bakery on Via Santa Lucia near San Michele in Foro. They contained pine nuts and chocolate chips. Does anyone know what they're called? I'd love to get a recipe for them, but just knowing the name would be a wonderful start. Thanks!

Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

by travelgourmet

Amedeo Giuisti is noted for their foccacia but your discription sounds more like a Panettone style of sweet bread with the pine nuts and chocolate chips.Panettone is enjoyed in December as a Christmas bread. The bakers may have their own name for it. Call them up at: +39 (0) 583 496285

Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

by poz

I've had panettone and these breads were different, more dense. I was hoping someone who is visiting Lucca or lives there might be able to stop in the bakery. I'm not sure I'd be able to communicate with them very well on the phone. Thanks for your reply though!

Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

by cgf

You probably are talking about 'Pinolato' which is a varying of 'Buccellato'
this varying it was done for those did not please grapes goes and anise.

Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

by poz

Found out what it's called - pinolatino! I guess they are small loaves of pinolato. No luck yet finding a recipe though.

Re: Delicious sweet bread from Forno a Vapore bakery in Lucca

by travelgourmet

Why not try a recipe for Buccellato as cgf suggests and instead of grappa, raisins and anise, substitue pine nuts and chocolate chips. Check out the recipe for Buccellato di Lucca: http://italianfood.about.com/od/cakespies/r/blr1186.htm

Travel Tips for Lucca

Great Base to Explore Northern Tuscany

by pigletsmom

If you want to Explore Northern Tuscany, Lucca would be a good choice to stay over night. Tons of things to do and see right in the city, but close by for several day trips to nearby towns. Tuscan scenery around Lucca is very lovely.

Wander around Lucca's narrow and cobbled streets

by micas_pt

As I mentioned previously, Lucca is somewhat a quiet destination, not over-crowded with visitors, even in peak season, as was the case of my visit (July).

Wandering around its less touristy streets is amongst my best memories of this city. It is so peaceful and quiet and you get the chance to feel how the real city is - the beautiful architecture, the decayed buildings with the flowered balconies, the clothes hanging to dry on the windows, ladies chatting at shop's door or from their windows to the passers-by.

Good cheap pizza & more...

by illudiumqh36 about Antica Drogheria

It is my favourite restaurant when I lunch in town.
It's a cute restaurant located in an old drugstore (this is what "Antica Drogheria" means). They serve many many kind of pizza... all extremely good. Ask also for a basket of "focaccia" when you wait for your orders.
In one of the rooms there is always an exibition, sometimes paintings, sometimes pictures... it depends on the moment.
You can also buy several typical food in this restaurant...Oil, Jam, Marmalade, Pizza Doc, Pizza Ubriaca, Pizza Taleggio e pere, every kind of typical starter they have (remember that in Italy a starter could be enough for a lunch)

Also cakes and chocolate are really good, but a little more expensive than the pizzas.

Torre Guinigi

by sue_stone

The Torre Guinigi is one of the 2 towers in Lucca that you can climb.

From the top you have magnificent views over the city.

We decided to climb this tower as it is pretty unique - it has trees growing on the top of it!!

There are about 230 steps to climb and it is not very difficult, as tower climbing goes.

Cost was 3.50 euros and it was well worth it for the fabulous views!

Walking the city walls

by maritagnes

The old city walls of Lucca are perfect for walking - or cycling, and the view from here is stunning.
These impressing fortification walls surrounding the town were completed in 1645. They also preserve the inner town from traffic, and it's quite easy to find a parking space outside the walls.

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