Lucca

Lucca city breaks

Originating from the Renaissance period, well preserved, grandiose walls encase the city of Lucca. They stand as the most iconic monument in the area. With a laid-back character, this dainty little Italian hideout is a trap for all things Tuscan. Get acquainted with local life down these classic streets.
Between the spokes

Between the spokes

Whether you take a bike tour or simply hire one for the day, the pinnacle of full city wall exploration comes via pedal. Cycling around Lucca is a fun alternative to simply meandering around, and rental is easy and well-priced, making it almost rude not to.

Verdant vineyards

Verdant vineyards

Lucca is the prime place for sampling local tipples. Explore the idyllic vineyards over summer and you’ll enjoy the warm Mediterranean sunshine as you wander through the lush rolling hills. There are over 20 wineries near Lucca, so you’ll be totally spoilt for choice in this grape-filled Italian gem.

Walk the walls

Walk the walls

Originating from the Renaissance period, huge walls hug tightly around Lucca. The most symbolic landmark in the area, the architecture dates back to the 16th century and offers amazing views. Nestled within them, the city is quaint, charismatic and perfectly surrounded by this unique fortress of history.

Ilaria and Residenza Dell'Alba
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  • Birmingham, Sat 11 May 2019
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Ilaria and Residenza Dell'Alba

Lucca City, Lucca

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  • Located within the city walls
  • Charming character
  • Terrace with whirlpool
  • 60m from the nearest bus stop
  • Classic style
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Best Western Grand Hotel Guinigi

Lucca City, Lucca

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  • Great value for money
  • 80m from the nearest bus stop
  • 2.5km from Torre Guinigi
  • Gym
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Basilica of San Frediano

Basilica of San Frediano

Lucca

The Basilica of San Frediano is a well-preserved example of Lombard architecture. The striking gold Byzantine mosaic over the entrance was added in the 13th century. Inside leaflets in different languages guide...
Le Mura di Lucca/Lucca City Walls

Le Mura di Lucca/Lucca City Walls

Lucca

You can’t visit Lucca without exploring Le Mura di Lucca, the city wall dating from the Renaissance era. Built for defence, it later became a pedestrian promenade full of trees and places to sit. Enjoy a taste...
Palazzo Pfanner

Palazzo Pfanner

Lucca

Palazzo Pfanner is a glorious 17th-century palace with an enchanting garden. Climb the grand outdoor staircase and stroll around the ornamental pond, lemon house and 18th-century statues of Greek gods. Scenes...

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Italian

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

£3.50 / €4

Urban bus day card

£4 / €4.50

Three course meal

£35 / €40

Sightseeing
Renaissance-era city walls stand as Lucca’s really famous marvel. There’s a grand Gothic cathedral and characterful, neoclassical aqueduct, making this historic city quite charming. If you’re looking for a meeting place, Piazza Napoleone is a majestic square doubling as a hive of activity and was designed by Napoleon’s sister herself!
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Eating and drinking
Among traditional Lucchesi cuisine, the famous focaccia from local bakeries, delightful chocolates and local farro soup should be top of your to-nibble list – all with decadent Italian touches. Meanwhile, if you’re looking for an evening drink, China Massagli is the liqueur of choice after dark.
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Shopping
Shopping addicts will be wide-eyed as Via Fillungo comes into shot. It’s the most popular area for a dash of retail therapy and well worth visiting for its all-sparkling range of brands and outlets. There are highly recommended alcohol shops dotted about, too – great for picking up a liquid souvenir!
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Getting around
It’s easy to discover Lucca by foot and soak up the sights, but cycling’s the really popular way to get around this old-world city. If your legs become weary, don’t fret – there’s the option to take a bus, or ‘navette’, around the city, which usually runs between 6am and 8pm.
23 June – 25 July 2018 – Lucca Summer Festival
Piazza Napoleone is the ideal venue for watching great live performances from top acts. You simply can’t miss this summertime extravaganza.
Please note, the event dates above are just a guide and could be subject to change.
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