LA BARCA RESTAURANT

VIALE ITALICO 3, FORTE DEI MARMI, LUCCA

La Barca Restaurant was established in Forte dei Marmi back in 1906, and is situated on the edge of the sea. It sounds like a simple local legend, but it all started when Captain Leo Tacchella, who transported wine on his boat from the Elba Island to Forte dei Marmi, docked his boat on the shore and started to sell his goods. Some time later, the captain stumbled upon the idea of opening a new restaurant. The management changed frequently until 1969, when Beppe: who called himself "the farmer restaurateur" due to his countryside origins, took charge. In 1985 he passed the helm of the ship on to his brother Piero, who along with the staff continue to welcome patrons into his restaurant, ensuring that a visit to "la Barca" is always a special one. And who knows if captain Leo is still lingering somewhere, perhaps even grinning with satisfaction...

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