Autumn is a time for festivals in our area. Many villages celebrate the season with festivals honouring the local produce. I recently attended the Festa della Zucca (pumpkin festival) in Piegaia, not far from Bagni di Lucca.
There were lots of people there enjoying the many stalls selling interesting things to do with pumpkins and other delights.
There were pumpkins in all shapes and sizes.
Delicious food was available. We chose penne with pumpkin and creme brûlée with pumpkin.
It is great to see these festival well attended by people of all ages. Everyone joins in and has a great time. I went with Heather from Sapori e Saperi. She knows all the best places to go.
Did I see a pumpkin pizza? It all looks yummy. We will be in Lucca for two weeks in June. Can’t wait to explore this area. Thanks for the great posts.
Nina from Michigan
There is a photo of a pumpkin pizza there. It looked delicious.
Oh… pumpkin soup! Lovely!
Pumpkins are very versatile.
Looks like a lovely festival. Great pumpkins….and the meals look delicious.
It was a fun festival. There were some great stalls.
What a great festa; the pumpkin look superb, as do all of the meals made from them.
Pumpkins are such colourful vegetables, and tasty too.
I agree! Hmmmm, will have to brush up on some old favorite recipes. Interesting varieties!