Lucca & Surroundings
Lucca is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. Its historic centre surrounded by walls dating back to the 16th and 17th centuries offer visitors many attractions that span from architectural beauties to typical foods. Due to its modest size, the city can be toured on foot, making it easy for visitors to fully enjoy the art treasures found in the historic centre. Since Roman times through to the Middle Ages and to the Renaissance, Lucca has maintained all its history and traditions intact. Called the “City of a hundred churches”, besides the imposing circle of walls, Lucca offers several different itineraries to discover unique architectural treasures. Piazza Anfiteatro, San Frediano, the Guinigi Tower, Piazza San Michele, Porta San Gervasio gate and Villa Guinigi are just some of the interesting sites that the city offers.
Its strategic position makes it the ideal starting point to reach other Tuscan cities of art or most frequently visited tourist sites of interest.
Recommended external activities:
- Visiting the wine cellars located along the oil and wine road of the hills of Lucca.
- Stables for lovers of horse riding.
- Trekking on the hills along the numerous CAI (Club Alpino Italiano – Italian Alpine Club) trails.
- Mountain bike excursions along the hill and mountain trails to the upper plains area of the Pizzorne Mountains.
- Visiting Giacomo Puccini’s house and to Massaciuccoli Lake.
- Participating in the numerous town feasts held in the summer months throughout Lucca and experiencing popular folklore.
- Enjoying a relaxing time at the thermal spas of Monsummano Terme, Terme di Montecatini and Terme di Bagni di Lucca.
- Visiting the beautiful area of Garfagnana and tasting the local foods of the mountain tradition.