Fields of big ears spreads until high in the mountains in between a chestnut wood and a pasture land. The seeds of this ancient cereal are still worked in old stone mill and usually prepared in tasty soups like the traditin teaches, or in new fantasy receipes due to the creativity of some local chef.
The perfect olive oil. Because of its fruity taste, some of spicy, the gold yellow colour with green reflections and the complex flavour that many experts use it as a comparative term. The "Concise Oxford Dictionary" says: Lucca Oil= superior quality of olive oil", a unique privilege due to few products such as french Cognac and Champagne.
"Colline lucchesi" and "Montecarlo" are the DOC of the Lucca district. At their side the reserves and distillates to offer to special guest. Also interesting and still to discover are the "new" wine of the Serchio valley and Garafgnana.
Little treasures from the wood, for the lucchese kitchen. Giovanni Pascoli, a famous Italian poet, choosed to live in the Serchio Valley, dedicated to it a lot of poems and sang the use of the chestnut trees: the wood, the leaves, the young branches, the fruits since even the ashes in an inspirited poem.
in the smallest sectors of history and culture people still cultivates the corns of this rustic ecreal: long and thin, held by the eight rough, not one more ore one less, of big golden and red seeds, depending on the variety.