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Meeting in Lucca in autumn, in the halls and under the arcades of the historic Real Collegio has become a tradition that is renewed every year. The Desco is back during four weekends between November and December: the renowned trade market with over 40 exhibitors, cooking workshops, cultural events, educationals to get acquainted with the local produce, an excellence of our territory.

The market is attended by our best producers of meats and cheeses, of the always appreciated traditional bread made from corn , chestnuts and spelt flour, as well as the entire rainbow of flavors and scents of the best extra virgin olive oils DOP, IGP and BIO from our farms.

From  November 19 to December 11, on Saturday and Sunday and during the Immaculate Conception festivities, autumn stops at Desco, among Lucchesi Flavours and Knowledge. A true gastronomic journey through the typical and traditional delicacies of which our territory is rich.

The event is organized by the Chamber of Commerce together with the Real Collegio, in collaboration with the Province of Lucca, the City of Lucca, Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca, Fondazione Banca del Monte, Lucca Confcommercio, Confesercenti Lucca, SlowFood LuccaCompitese Orti Lucchesi and Ais Tuscany.

The Desco 2016 program is full of events, tastings, recipes, traditions, art, meetings for an in-depth journey through precious territories.

Would like to stress the education program to taste with activities, workshops, tastings, meetings proposed by Slow Food Lucca Compitese Orti Lucchesi in collaboration with the condotte Garfagnana Valle del Serchio and Versilia, the food and wine and tastings for the wine culture proposed by AIS Toscana- Italian Sommelier association.

For the little ones there is SlowKids: throughout the opening hours of Desco the condotta low Food Lucca Compitese Orti Lucchesi inside the Real Collegio offers a space where children can relax, play, learn about the vegetable garden, the sea , the land, recycling, flavors, cooking ...

Desco is not only Real Collegio: this year, in fact, the event has decided to open up to the city with a number of interesting and curious initiatives to create an immersive atmosphere around the old town. this is Esco dal Desco (I go out from Desco).

For the occasion, during the opening weekend, the restaurants await you with themed menus designed for the event, with recipes, ready to exalt the local products. A tribute to our excellence from which many shops and bars of the center do not escape, organizing tastings and happy hour specials revisited for the occasion. All Lucca, then, becomes the star of Esco dal Desco (I go out from Desco), a varied program of exhibitions, events, workshops, conferences that animate a welcoming territory which is able to offers an important cultural and artistic program.





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Il Desco at Real Collegio Lucca