Would you like to enjoy an authentic experience, tasting specialties typical of Lucca and of Tuscan cuisine?

Do you want to immerse yourself in the Holidays atmosphere and plan your Christmas gift giving, visiting the historic centre of this charming city?

Don’t miss out on this unique opportunity offered by Tenuta San Giovanni, for a weekend of taste!


When: December 6 to 8

Friday, December 6:

Evening arrival at Tenuta San Giovanni, accommodation in the apartments and dinner (at the participants’ discretion)


Saturday, December 7:

  • 11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Visit Desco, food event that offers the opportunity to get to know the producers and taste quality products typical of Lucca, of the province and of a number of special guests from other Italian regions.
  • 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM: Lunch in a typical local “osteria”, with tastings of traditional dishes explained by the host and accompanied by wines produced in Lucca’s hills.
  • 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Free afternoon activities offered by Desco. Return to the Tenuta in the evening and dinner (at the participants’ discretion)

Sunday, December 8:

  • 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Visit to Lucca’s historic city centre:
    • Walk around the city walls on foot or by bike (if not cold; duration: 40 minutes)
    • Visit of the city centre’s hidden corners: the San Francesco and San Micheletto complexes; stop in San Michele for coffee and typical “buccellato” at Taddeucci; visit to Via dei Fossi (Lucca’s historic canals with the adjoining medieval gate) and finally to Via della Rosa to admire the remains of the Roman walls

Cost per person: €279 (free for children up to 6 years of age)

Equipment: boots, comfortable clothing for walking

Suitable for:

  • Families with children
  • Gourmet enthusiasts
  • Food and wine tourists

The package includes:

  • Stay at Tenuta San Giovanni
  • Lunch in Lucca in a typical “osteria”

Transfer to and from Desco on Saturday, December 7 and Sunday, December 8


For more information or to book a service please call us at +39 0583 370192 or send us an email at