My husband and I are going to be staying in Lucca for a couple weeks in April. Any suggestions for good places to eat in town. I will have a car as well so any suggestions outside of Lucca are welcome as well. Also, we are looking into taking a cooking class. Has anyone had any good experiences with this? We would probably want to have the person come to our apartment. Thanks!
Lucca is a wonderful base for a vacation. Do a "Search this board" search for Lucca and you will find a number of prior posts with many helpful recommendations.
Buca da San Antonio is highly regarded for dinner and Trattoria da Leo is a good casual spot for lunch.
Be sure to take a drive north up the Serchio River valley one day to visit towns such as Bagni de Lucca, Borgo a Manzo, Barga and Castelnuovo di Garfagnana. It is a very scenic area that is well off the usual tourist path.
You should take the train 20 minutes to ViaReggio, a beautiful town right on the sea with lovely restaurants.