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Visit Lucca: Your Travel Guide

Things to Do in Lucca

Walls of Lucca
The ancient city walls encircling Lucca's Old Town have been built and rebuilt between Roman and Renaissance times. These ramparts kept the city safe for centuries, but today they’re best known as a walking and cycling route. Their tree-lined top is the perfect spot to take in panoramic views over Lucca and the Alps beyond.
Amphitheatre Square
This iconic elliptical plaza started life as a 1st-century Roman amphitheatre. Over the years, gladiatorial battles gave way to a prison, shops and even vegetable patches, before the structure was finally restored in the 1830s. Today PIazza Anfiteatro is the heart and soul of the city, lined with bustling cafés where Lucca locals watch the world go by.
Puccini e la sua Lucca Festival
Being the birthplace of a musical maestro is something to be proud of, but Lucca took it one step further. Puccini e la sua Lucca claims to be the world’s only permanent festival, held continuously since 2004. Concerts take place at 19:00 in San Giovanni Church, with an ever-changing programme of Puccini works performed by visiting artists.

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Traveler's Reviews & Photos

10
Exceptional
Hire a bike and circle the wall and then delve into all the beautiful Piazzas and historical sites. Also try the nightly Puccini concert at 7 pm in one of the churches. We are not Opera buffs but have converted
Lesley
United Kingdom
September 14, 2017
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Exceptional
Lucca is well preserved medieval walled town, full of history, great for meandering, great restaurants and a good location for visiting other parts of Tuscany. Less frenetic than Florence which is easily accessible.
Roger
United Kingdom
September 15, 2017
10
Exceptional
A wonderful historic city ,culturally stimulating,easily accessed on foot. Plenty of outstanding restaurants serving local dishes.Everyone we met,without exception,was warm,friendly and welcoming.
Dianne
United Kingdom
September 15, 2017
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Exceptional
A beautiful,compact walled town. Very picturesque, beautiful Squares and interesting architecture.
Eileen
United Kingdom
September 13, 2017
8
Very Good
A lovely city that caters for all ages Plenty of history & easy transport links to visit Pisa / Florence if so desired
sharon
United Kingdom
September 14, 2017

Accommodations and Hotels in Lucca

Eurostars Toscana

8.7 Excellent

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$74

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Hotel Ilaria & Residenza dell'Alba

9 Wonderful

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$162

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Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli

9.3 Wonderful

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$142

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Hotel Palazzo Alexander

9.1 Wonderful

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Albergo Celide

8.7 Excellent

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$95

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Hotel San Marco

8.9 Excellent

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Hotel Napoléon

7.7 Good

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$72

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Hotel Villa La Principessa

8.9 Excellent

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$71

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Hotel Villa Cheli

8.6 Excellent

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$61

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on a sunny day, it is fantastic to walk over Lucca's city walls (about 4-5 km in total). It's also great to just walk into a random street in the old town, and discover what it has to offer.

Barilla just outside Piazza Amfiteatro is very popular with locals and tourists alike. It was recommended to our party by a local resident.

Walk or ride on top of the Siena city wall which takes you all around the city and allows for great views.

because it's true! There are no cars allowed in the old town, which makes it really pleasant.

Via Fillungo is a nice combination of boutiques, highstreet brands and gelaterias.

Booking.com asked travelers...

Why do you recommend Lucca for food?

Many good value restaurants with excellent food on offer

Walled cities and churches

Walking tour with guide

Fresh, typical Tuscan

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