Piazza S. Giovanni, 5, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
Photo courtesy of Enoteca Calasto
Take (Wine) FlightAfter exploring Lucca’s main cathedral, head across Piazza San Giovanni to this small bar stocking over 150 wines, with a concentration on choices from the immediate region. The friendly staff are happy to provide insight and suggestions, and wine flights are available so you can sample a few selections; let the staff know if you find something you love that’s from the area, as they may be able to arrange a visit to the vineyard or winery. The food menu is designed to pair well with the vintages, and includes shareable items like meat-and-cheese platters and oversized sandwiches. There’s also a small bottle shop on-site, so you can pick up some liquid souvenirs.