present day factory produces sigars
by means of modern machinery.
Yet a production line is still by
cigars in Lucca
of the cigar
production of tobacco was formerly
one of the most important aspects
of Tuscan agriculture. Nowadays
most tobacco leaves are imported but
a century old tradition of
cigar making is still very
alive in the area.
Arianna & Friends brings you to
Lucca to a tobacco manufacture,
where you have the possibility to
visit the premises - a large tobacco
processing company - with a member
of their staff.
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Our English speaking tour leader meets
you at an agreed meeting point and
accompanies you to Lucca to the premises
of the cigar company.
In a very interesting two-hour
tour you will go through the stages
of the manufacturing, the short-term
and the long-term storage, up to the
packaging and shipping. A section
of the factory is still dedicated
to hand-made cigars, where
workers still roll tobacco leaves
exactly like many women from
Lucca called "sigaraie"
used to do up to some decades ago.
After the visit to the factory, we
organize an intense cigar tasting,
in which the smoking of 3 different
kinds of cigar will be accompanied
by some rum and chocolate. After the
tobacco tour there is the possibility
to visit the town Lucca with
its beautiful old center and its huge