In and around Lucca you will find many water fountains. The water comes from the mountains between Lucca and Pisa, called "Monti Pisani". The water is drinkable and you will see many locals refilling their plastic bottles and cans at the fountains. I drank the healthy water 3 days and I am still alive, so the water can't be that bad .... :o)
In the 4th weekend of every month in Piazza San Giusto there is the handcraft market. Many kind of goods are sold in this market... something is nice, something is kitch, but it's a nice market and if it happens it worth a visit.
This lively bar is good to get away from the crowds and have a drink or snack. There is a limited menu but the food is good, and the bar is popular with locals and businessmen at lunchtime. Pasta, drinks and coffee at lunchtime for two came to 15 euros.
The strangest sight in Lucca. The battlemented tower attached to 15th century town house of Lucca's leading family, is surmouted by an ancient holm-oak tree whose roots have grown into the room below.
Piazza del Anfiteatro - 2
As I mentioned before, the buildings encircling the square are plain and colourful as many on the Liguria coast – although in Lucca there are a lot of buildings in brownish shades, reminding of nearby city Siena and its characteristic brownish houses. Most of the buildings on this square are bright yellow and have windows decorated with red flowers, making them quite lively and pleasant.
There are two entrances to the round square, opposite to each other. On one of those arches you will come across Piazza San Frediano, where beautiful San Frediano church may be visited.