Residence Santa Chiara

Via S. Chiara 12, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Weather in October

by KatInNM

What kind of weather can we expect in Lucca for the last 2 weeks in October? Will we need short sleeves at all? Does it get very cold? Rain? Many thanks!

RE: Weather in October

by Sammyfloyd

Rain is always in the forecast, especially towards the end of October to November so you should always be prepared. Temperature-wise, when I was there at the end of last October, it was a very comfortable 20 degrees Celcius but can get down to 17 or 18 and also up to 25.

RE: Weather in October

by kevinandjan

Try this site By following a few links i found a weather station in Umbertide,just up the road from where i shall be in October.Not only weather forecasts but a web cam attop the station so i can sit in my lounge room in Brisbane and check out the Umbrian sky line and dream.Hope you have a great trip,Kev.

RE: RE: Weather in October

by hivaoa1

the weather is around 20 during the day, about 13-15 at night
it may rain

RE: RE: Weather in October

by KatInNM

Thanks, everyone! Sounds like pretty nice weather. I'll take layers, including a rain jacket, but not a heavy duty winter coat.

Travel Tips for Lucca

Candlelight procession

by SPW

The most treasured religious object in Lucca is Volto Santo, which is kept in a shrine at The Cathedral od San Martino. The painted wooden crucifix has a darkened face and is reputed to have been given to Nicodemus by angels, and arrived in Lucca after long and tortuous travels. It is greatly revered, and on the eve of the feast of Santa Croce it is processed from the church of San Frediano back to its resting place at the Cathedral by candlelight. During the preceeding days there are vigils in the Cathedral with much devotion, singing and prayers.
The procession itself has both religious aspects, as there are frequent stops for prayers as well as hymn singing, but also homecoming and reunions as Lucchese scattered around the world return to march with their home parishes.

Dawn in Pania della Croce

by illudiumqh36

If you come to Lucca in August you shouldn't miss this trip. A hike on the top of "Pania della Croce" peak to have a sight of the sun rising from the sea.
You have to do a 2 hours hike through woods and green slopes until you reach the Rossi Refuge just under the peak. Than you can choose if climb the peak (1 hour) and sleep on the top under the big iron cross or sleep in the refuge and start the climb at night to arrive at the cross just before dawn.
You need to be a bit trained to do this hike but no need of special equipments, just a pair of trekking shoes.

Ask the tourist office in Lucca for a map and for the path to follow to reach the refuge.

The Best Coffee

by painterdave about Old City Bar

The owners are fun people and friendly. The wife is from Ireland, and from my first visit she remembered me. I stopped here every morning for breakfast.
They also don't make a big deal of foreigners drinking capuccino for afternoon coffee. Croissant and espresso.

Trees on the top of Torre Guinigi

by sue_stone

The Torre Guinigi in Lucca is very unique as it has oak trees growing on top of it.

The tower was constructed in the 14th Century and the trees were self seeded, and would be great on a warm day to shelter from the sun whilst looking at the view.

It was very strange indeed!

Duomo of Saint Martin

by Willettsworld

Lucca's beautiful 11th century cathedral was built after the campanile, hence the facade's cramped and asymmetric appearance. The main portals contain remarkable 13th century cravings by Nicola Pisano and Guidetto da Como. The interior houses a painting by Tintoretto and the Volto Santo, a revered 13th century effigy once believed to have been carved at the time of the Crucifixion.


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