Hotel Villa Volpi

Via di Giuliano 47, Ponte A Moriano, Lucca, Tuscany, 55029, Italy
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Lucca to Cinque Terre as a daytrip.

by Maurizioago

Is it worth to go? How long would it take to reach he first village at Cinque Terre?

Re: Lucca to Cinque Terre as a daytrip.

by leics

Yes, it's worth it.

I went from Pisa,and managed to see Vernazza, Riomaggiore and Corneglia. If I hadn't explored La Spezia a bit (there was a museum I wanted to see) I'd have seen more of the villages (or more villages).

Trains between them are frequent and cheap.

You'll find the train times on the Trenitalia site, obviously. For others looking at this thread:

There is a Cinue Terre information office at La Spezia station, with maps, train timetable print-outs and so on. You will need to buy a pass if you want to walk any of the coastal paths.

Corniglia is quite a walk upwards from the station. A bus meets the train, cost me 3 euro one-way (but worth it.....though I walked down).

Re: Lucca to Cinque Terre as a daytrip.

by leics

It takes 8 minutes from La Spezia to Riomaggiore, by the way.

Re: Lucca to Cinque Terre as a daytrip.

by Maurizioago

Thanks J!

Re: Lucca to Cinque Terre as a daytrip.

by leics

I really enjoyed my day out to the Cinque Terre from Pisa.....well worth doing from Lucca, imo. :-)

Re: Lucca to Cinque Terre as a daytrip.

by painterdave

The train is the only way to go.
It goes direct to the villages. Just make sure you are on a train that stops along the way, not speeding through.
You can see several places in one day, but not all.

Travel Tips for Lucca

Laid Back, Genial Lucca

by deecat

People who go to Lucca should take a few days to absorb the atmosphere. When the tourist buses leave, Lucca becomes a laid back place where one can walk or bike the great walls, join the nightly passeggiata (nightly stroll), visit the local merchants, spend two-three hours eating wonderful food and drinking excellent wine at one of the fine restaurants, OR just sitting and watching the people. That's an education in itself.5b One of the little happenings that has "stuck" in my mind's eye about Lucca is the day that Allan and I were "window shopping" and decided to go into this Antique Shop. Right as we walked into the shop, we saw this striped tabby cat lying on a table among plates, cups, and various other antiques. We petted it and asked what its name was. The owner told us that she had no idea; it was not her cat but a stray who came into the store frequently to lie on the table near the lamp in order to keep warm.

We just laughed and said our goodbye to the lucky, contented feline.

Ponte del diavolo (Devil bridge)

by Azhut

A reckless and courageous architectural structure, very hard to carry out, especially if we consider the remote age of the construction, probably in the 11th century. If you have the chance to rent a car you can join it in half an hour. Don't miss it!

Eating out in Lucca

by alucas about My choice of restaurants

The Lucca tourist website lists 88 restaurants, 43 Trattoria and 97 Pizzeria in the Lucca commune alone, and more than 700 restaurants in the Lucca province ! We asked the two brothers that were running our B & B if they could recommend anywhere, and they gave us a map (presumably from the tourist office) with 50 advertisements, and suggested several for us to try.

There were only 15 restaurant tips on VT when I started writing this, so here are five more.

City's walls

by micas_pt

The beautiful city of Lucca is surrounded by Renaissance walls. There are a few entrances on these walls, each of them properly named.

While driving around (outside) the city looking for a proper place to park our car it was noticeable that these walls are very well-kept and that green areas surround them, both on the outside where green fields grow, as well as in the inside where big trees provide some shades to those who choose to walk on the wall's.

These walls are said to have been built on the 16th century; later on the 19th century the path along its interior was added as well as the trees. For those who like to walk, I recommend a stroll along the walls, as the view over the city it's fantastic! It is also possible to explore the walls by bicycle.

The Cathedral.

by Maurizioago

The Duomo of San Martino (or the Cathedral) was founded in the VI century. It was rebuilt around 1060 and renewed between the XII and the XIII centuries. The interior was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries.

One of the hilglights of this curch is Civital's Tempietto; built in 1482. It houses the Volto Santo (Holy Face). A large wooden crucifix said to have been carved by Nicodemus; the biblical figure who helped Joseph of Arimathea remove Christ's body from the cross. I read somewehre that this sculpture couldn't be the original one, but carved between XI-XIII centuries.

Another thing not to miss inside the church is the sarcofagus of Ilaria del Carretto. It was made between 1407 e il 1408. Ilaria was one of Paolo Guinigi's wifes. The lord of Lucca. She died very young. I think she was 26.


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Address: Via di Giuliano 47, Ponte A Moriano, Lucca, Tuscany, 55029, Italy