Lucca is a Roman town located in the Tuscan region of Italy. The town is surrounded by 16th century red brick walls that have been adapted into a tree-lined promenade used by walkers, runners and cyclists.
Awash with historical architecture, Lucca boasts a heritage that stretches back across many centuries. Amongst the winding cobbled streets you'll discover a labyrinth of traditional houses, quiet courtyards and peaceful piazzas all steeped in Italian style.
Bordered by rich countryside that produces fruit, grapes and olives, a Lucca holiday is a perfect blend of bustling town life and beautiful scenery.
Why visit Lucca?
Holidays to Lucca are ideal for those wanting the Italian experience without the flashiness of some of the more famous resorts. This quiet Tuscan town has plenty to offer thanks to its rich history and fantastic landscape.
The town has little in the way of typical tourist attractions, but that's its charm. Instead of a staged holiday destination, Lucca holidays offer visitors a true taste of Italy.
Wandering through the resort you'll mix with locals and come across medieval and Renaissance architecture hidden amongst unassuming traditional Italian stone houses.
Sightseeing in Lucca
Lucca is a small town that's big on history, evident through its monuments, museums and picturesque roman villas.
The San Frediano church was founded by an Irish saint and is popular with visitors. The San Michele church is said to be the most photographed view thanks to its sheer beauty. The unique church has no windows due to money running out before completion.
If art is your thing then spend an afternoon in Lucca's art gallery Pinacoteca Nazionale and you'll also find paintings alongside sculptures at the Museo Guinigi.
Whilst a holiday to Lucca isn't brimming with sights, it's perfectly placed for visiting those further afield. For a contrast to the laid back atmosphere in Lucca take a day trip to the famous cities of Pisa or Florence, both easily accessible from here.
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