Love at first sight, that’s what I felt for Lucca the first time I visited city. Easy to walk around, the main attractions are all concentrated in the old part of the city, which is still guarded by an imposing wall over 4 km long. The wall was never used for military purposes, but rather to protect Lucca against the floods coming from the Serchio River.
Lucca is one of the main cities of the Tuscany region. The city is known for its well-preserved Renaissance walls that surround its historic centre and its famous cobblestone streets.
Lucca can be visited in a day or depending on which attractions you plan to visit, half a day. As I already mentioned in previous posts, I’m not much into museums so for me an afternoon in Lucca was enough to get to know and enjoy the city.
Basilica di San Frediano
The main attractions in Lucca are:
Pallazo Pfanner, Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca LU. Open daily from 10 am – 6 pm.
Duomo di Lucca, Cattedrale di San Martino, Piazza Antelminelli, 55100 Lucca LU.
Museo della Cattedrale, Piazza Antelminelli, 5, 55100 Lucca LU.
Chiesa and Battistero dei Santi Giovanni and Reparata, Via S. Giovanni, 55100 Lucca LU.
Chiesa di San Michele in Foro, Piazza San Michele, 55100 Lucca LU. Open Monday through Saturday 7:40 am-12pm, 3-5: 30pm, closed on Sundays.
Piazza dell ‘Anfiteatro, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, 55100 Lucca LU.
Via Fillungo, a super cool street full of charming shops and old buildings.
The fantastic garden of the Palazzo Pfanner
During this trip, we made Pisa our base in Tuscany and from there we travelled to Florence, Siena, Lucca (all as a day trip) and departed to finish our trip in Riomaggiore in the Liguria region.
Chiesa di San Michele in Foro
Duomo di Lucca, Cattedrale di San Martino
Entrance to the old city
The wall surrounding the old town
Find the perfect hotel in Lucca in the map bellow!
Thank you for your visit!