Lucca Vacations

Lucca is one of Tuscany’s little gems. Gothic architecture punctuates the birthplace of composer Giacomo Puccini, and like any Italian town, there are numerous local treats to look out for. Among the highlights are Buccellati, sweet raisin and anise buns, and crispy, chewy Lucchese foccacia. Accommodations, like Albergo Celide and Hotel Universo ... Read more
are cheaper than in Florence, and a short drive out of the city are the Bagni di Lucca, where you can soak in thermal springs. Whether you’re inside or outside the medieval walls, Lucca offers some of the best of central Italy with minimal crowding.
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  • Piazza Anfiteatro
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  • Torre Guinigi
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  • Duomo di San Martino
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  • Guinigi Tower
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Head to the rolling hills of Tuscany in high summer and you will get your share of that mythical Tuscan sun, but you'll be competing with a rush of other travelers inspired by the same idea. Spring and fall ... Read more
offer an ideal combination of good weather, with temperatures around 73F (23C) and fewer crowds. The month of August and Easter are both important holidays for Italians, so expect to book far in advance, while visiting in winter will afford the lightest crowds and cool but not freezing temperatures at 45F (7C).

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San Diego, California

What a fantastic gem of a city! After the hustle and bustle of Florence, it is wonderful to take a bike ride around the city walls, or enjoy the lack of crowds at the cathedral in the center of the town.

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Broadbeach, Australia

This walled city is a joy to visit every time we are in Italy. A great place to sit in a cafe and people watch, check out the history and enjoy a walk on top of the wall. Great restaurants/trattorias too to make the trip memorable. Also has a once-a-month antique market in the main piazza melding out into the surrounding streets. However, you must park you car in a parking area and walk through most of the city as there are some streets where only residents are permitted to drive through.

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Local from Camaiore, Italy

The city with 100 churches (for which it gained its name “La citta’ delle cento chiese”). Lucca has been proposed as a Unesco heritage site because of its perfectly preserved walls

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San Francisco, California, USA

This fairy tale walled town in Tuscany checks all the right boxes. Wander around its narrow ancient streets. Bike ride along its protective outer walls.

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One of the most amazing Tuscan towns. Its medieval walls surrounding the old town, the many churches, 'Palazzos', narrow streets, swears, make this place a dream for travelers from every corner of the world

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San Francisco, California, USA
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The medieval walled city of Lucca houses a maze of shops, restaurants and historic landmarks. You could make a day of going from one square to the next. Be sure to visit the Duomo and affiliated attractions (museum, Baptistry and Campanile) with a 7€ pass that's totally worth it. Try some local wines and chill.

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Local from Arezzo, Italy

(143Km 1h30min) Two thousand years of history to visit every day, walking in the streets and squares of the historic center of Lucca. As many treasures are preserved in numerous museum collections.

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Calgary, Canada

The area is has less tourists than Rome, Florence and Venice. It was great location for a day trip to Cinque Terre and Florence, but we ended up just loving Lucca itself. We were happy to spend time walking the wall, looking at the many churches, going up Torre Guinigi for a view from above, following along the canals, checking out the flowers in the Botanical Garden, shopping on Via Fillungo (and the many side streets) and listening to nothing but Italian being spoken around us. It was a good chance to relax and just absorb the feel of the city.

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Cocoa, Florida

Lucca dates back to the second century BC, when the Romans used the town as a military base. Today, the town is surrounded by walls. Walls built by the Roman troops to defend the city. Because of this, there are no cars in the historic center of the city.

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Local from Florence

Wonderful ancient city in Tuscany, surrounded by grandiose walls. It is rich of churchs, palace, square, museum and parks. Abxolutely to see its beauty and armony.

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