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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 Reviews & Photos

Jo
10
Exceptional
Beautiful little place . Very relaxed. Wonderful to wander through the streets and chilling in the anfiteatro with a glass of something cold!
Jo
United Kingdom
April 16, 2018
Franklin
10
Exceptional
One of our favorite places ever. We could spend a lot of time here happily - and very well might. To put this in context, we have been to around 100 countries and currently travel more than six months a year.
Franklin
United States of America
April 21, 2018
Kathleen
10
Exceptional
This is beautiful walled Italian city and yet very few people have heard of it outside Italy. It is quieter than the more well known cities but I think it is a must to visit in this region.
Kathleen
United Kingdom
April 17, 2018
Mary
10
Exceptional
Wonderful walled city, small Roman streets. It’s a walking city that is really beautiful! Good food!!
Mary
United States of America
April 15, 2018
Nicholas
10
Exceptional
The history, food and drink. We felt very safe. Plenty to see and visit in Lucca. Train station enabled us to visit nearby places.
Nicholas
United Kingdom
April 16, 2018

Accommodations & Hotels in Lucca

Albergo Celide

8.7 Excellent

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$103

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Hotel Ilaria & Residenza dell'Alba

9 Awesome

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$169

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Hotel Palazzo Alexander

9.1 Awesome

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$146

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Eurostars Toscana

8.7 Excellent

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$84

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Hotel Alla Corte degli Angeli

9.3 Awesome

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$157

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Hotel Villa La Principessa

8.9 Excellent

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$96

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Hotel Napoléon

7.7 Good

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$79

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Albergo Moderno

8.3 Very Good

Score from 322 reviews

$79

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Hotel Rex

8.9 Excellent

Score from 724 reviews

$91

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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.

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

The cathedral is very impressive.

Walled cities and churches

Walking tour with guide

Fresh, typical Tuscan

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