Lucca: Tuscany’s Renegade Outpost

Whether joining forces to promote biodynamics or going their own way, Lucca’s growers have a different take on Tuscan wine.


Lucca's formidable walls, which defended the city for centuries, are now a popular green space with bike paths and jogging trails.

Back in the early 16th century, a time when walls could actually keep people out, the citizens of Lucca decided to build a wall around their city to defend against the growing threat from Florence, some 40 miles to the east. The Lucchesi went all out, constructing a massive wall…

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This story appears in the print issue of April 2019.
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