luca marchiori

Who’s Luca?



Luca Marchiori is a British Italian writer. Born in Italy to an Italian father and British mother and was brought up astride both cultures. So he’s the perfect guide to introduce you to and explain the culture of his homeland.

As an adult, he lived Switzerland, and France, before returning to his native Italy. Although based in the Tuscan village of Caprese Michelangelo, he currently divides his time between Venice, Rome, Tuscany, and the UK.

Luca has written for, among others, Tuscanycious!, the official website of the Tuscan Tourist Board, Great Italian Chefs, Devour Tours and has been published in The Independent. He can be seen on Netflix’s Somebody Feed Phil, talking about the great love of his life, Venice.

Follow the links below for some of Luca’s professional writing.


Contributor page at Tuscanycious!

Contributor page at Great Italian Chefs

Contributor page at Devour Tours

Contributor page at The Independent


First Spritz is Free: Confesssions of Venice Addicts (Contributor)


Luca Marchiori’s Channel


Somebody Feed Phil, Netflix, Series 2, Episode 1, Venice

If you’d like to contact Luca or work together on an Italy-related project, please use the form below. Looking forward to hearing from you.

4 thoughts on “Who’s Luca?”

  1. Interesting post – thankyou. I think Tiramisu was actually “invented” in the late 50s – but certainly in Treviso as you state. I had always assumed it was a much older recipe.

    1. Luca Marchiori

      Thank you John and thanks for following. I always thought it was the 1960s, but recent research shows (as outlined in the article I linked to) shows that it didn’t appear on the menu at Le Beccherie until 1972, which surprised me.

  2. Hi Luca – OK, perhaps I should go to Treviso to investigate at Le Beccherie! Reading the article I get the impression that the dish was served earlier then the 70’s but that the formal “registration” of the exact formulation of the recipe was only done in 1971/1972. After nearly 40 years in Italy I decided I should really learn how to make it – however I have to admit that the recipe I make has a couple of minor variations compared to the classic recipe.

  3. Hi Luca – Just trying your Panforte recipe out for the first time. I didn’t have enough candied peel and so I substituted the remainder with chopped high quality glaze cherries and I used mixed nuts instead of almonds – just because all this was available in the pantry cupboard, and added a teaspoon of cocoa powder. I also had to use GF flour as I am the coeliac in the family, but, I usually just sub the same amounts and a little extra if the consistency looks like it could use some. It’s in the oven as I write! Fingers crossed. It certainly smelled and tasted right raw…. 😀 Buon Natale! Rebecca, Edinburgh

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