Picnic by Giglio restaurant at sunset

PICNIC signed by Giglio: the gardens of Villa Reale as a location of excellence for a culinary trip of the Giglio restaurant in Lucca, which is always innovative and reinvents itself.

Treat yourself to a wonderful evening: enjoy the gardens of Villa Reale at sunset with an elegant picnic curated by the renowned restaurant Giglio di Lucca.

The park will open specially for this exclusive event – an immersive experience in the magic of nature, beautiful architecture and gastronomic delights.

The park will be open after 6pm on both the 27th of July and the 24th of August to host a very special event: an exclusive picnic inside the beautiful Park of Villa Reale. Three chefs from the Giglio restaurant in Lucca have collaborated with us to create this unique experience, with a menu featuring traditional dishes with a contemporary twist. The newly-renovated Villa architecture and its gardens provide the backdrop.

Due to the unusual nature of the event, park entrance with picnic must be booked by the Tuesday prior to these dates (24th of July for the July date, and 21st of August for the August date) by writing to info@parcovillareale.it) or calling us on +39 (0)583 30108

The Giglio-created picnic will feature dishes produced solely and exclusively by the restaurant (apart from the wine). The menu (for two people) is:

Chianina beef tartare with aromatic herbs and bread mayonnaise

Salmon marinated in dill, sour cream and salmon roe

Spelt salad with seafood

Cheeses by Andrea Magi

Fresh seasonal fruit


Naturally leavened bread



The price of the picnic varies according to the wine chosen. The options are:

A) € 35 with L’eclisse, Paltrinieri, Lambrusco di Sorbara Doc

B) € 45 with Atmospheres, Domaine Landron, Brut Nature Loire

C) € 55 with Pierre Arnaud, Champagne Premiere Cru and the addition of 2 oysters

The price is per person and includes entrance to the park of Villa Reale and picnic basket (minimum 2 people,1 bottle per couple)

For children, you can book a picnic basket for €15 with:
Cold pasta
Small dessert
Fruit juice

A vegetarian picnic is available upon request.

Why did we choose to cooperate with the best restaurant in Lucca for our outdoor tasting event? Because for a location of excellence such as the park of Villla Reale that opens exceptionally the gates for these two summer evenings, we needed the best chefs on the square! Know them better on http://www.ristorantegiglio.com/persone/