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Visiting Lucca, Italy... Wineries to Visit?

Posted by sacrifice333, Sep 3, 2009.

I'll be visiting the Cinque Terre and then heading to Lucca for a couple days later this month.

Looking for any winery recommendations near Lucca. We will have access to a car during our time there.

Thanks in advance for your suggestions!

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Reply by Philip James, Sep 5, 2009.

/bump - I'm sure some of our readers will be able to give you some good advice. I dont know the region so i cant be of direct help...

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Reply by sacrifice333, Sep 6, 2009.

Thanks Philip.

Lucca is a small village tucked into the Northwest corner of Tuscany. Not sure if that helps jog anyones memory...

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 6, 2009.

Well Lucca, is not exactly in the thick of the Tuscan vineyards but many are very close.

Some of the closest to Lucca include:

Azienda Agricola Giovan Pio Moretti
Via Per Camaiore Trav. V - Loc. Cap
Ponte Del Giglio, Lucca 55060
Italy
Phone: 0583394487 Fax: 0583395800

Azienda Agricola Vigna Del Sole
Via Della Tinaia
Montecarlo, Lucca 55015
Italy
Phone: 0583 228988

Fattoria Giurlani
Villa Giurlani
Arsina, Lucca
Italy
Phone: 0583 395006

Fattoria Il Poggio
Via S. Piero, 147
Montecarlo, Lucca 55015
Italy
Phone: 0583 22088

Here is an Italian Website that discusses the various wine routes, as well as the more important olive oil routes, of the local region: http://www.stradavinoeoliolucca.it/

If you click on the DOC lists you'll see each winery of the region. Clicking through to the winery detail pages will give you access to each winery's website. It's a great resource.

If you really want to visit famous or fancy wineries the Maremma Coast is only about a 50 mile drive. It's where many of the most famous super Tuscan wines come from.

Feel free to follow up with any additional questions.

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Reply by sacrifice333, Sep 8, 2009.

Great, thanks for the info.

I'll also be visiting Venice for a few days at the end of my trip, so welcome to suggestions that are worth a short day trip...

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Reply by Gregory Dal Piaz, Sep 8, 2009.

Take the water taxi to the old world exposition grounds and stroll back aimlessly.

It's a great way to spend a day in Venice.

If I had more than 3 days I might consider leaving the area but you can make trips to the Lido, Murano, Burano and the main islands. There is so much to do and it should be done at a glacial pace so sit back and enjoy yourself!

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Reply by sacrifice333, Sep 9, 2009.

Yeah... pretty excited to get lost in Venice!

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Reply by sacrifice333, Oct 19, 2009.

Had a great time in the Cinque Terre, Lucca, Venizia, and Milano.

Mostly enjoyed local and table wines. Prosecco was well-flowing as were some fabulous pasta dishes.

Go enjoy Italy when you have the opportunity.

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Reply by dmcker, Oct 20, 2009.

Would be good to hear any details about the wines you'd care to share...

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Reply by lizabowles1, Sep 28, 2010.

I am headed there next week.  Any specific suggestions?  Going to Florence, Cinque Terre, Venice and Milan.


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