Lucca Things to Do

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  • 1. City walls

    You can jog, walk our cycle it, However you decide to do, make it top of your list. The best way to see the city is to do a circut of these perfectly intact medieval walls. Its Ideal for families...

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  • 2. Tower Guinigi

    Torre Guinigi rises above the narrow streets below and although its pretty crowded once you reach the top, you can enjoy the beautiful views of the old town and surrounding mountains under the shade...

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  • 3. Duomo di San Martino

    The facade of of San Martino Cathedral could be described as "interesting" - a euphemism for many things. Rick Steves' invaluable guidebook describes it as "... an entertaining mix of architectural...

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  • 4. Palazzo Pfanner

    Palazzo Pfanner turned out to be my favourite museum in Lucca. For 5.50 Euros, you can have access to the palazzo and its beautiful gardens. Dating back to the 1660s, the palazzo is named after Felix...

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  • 5. Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

    The oval Piazza Anfiteatro used to be a Roman amphitheater. During medieval times, houses were built on the Roman remains; later from 1830 the area was used as a marketplace. Nowadays it is a nice...

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  • 6. San Michele in Foro

    This famous San Michele in Foro Church was built between the 11th and 14th century. The columns in the facade are all different and the wings of the angel statue on top of the facade are flexible to...

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  • 7. San Frediano Church

    This Romanesque Church of San Fredianoh was consecrated by the pope in the 12th century and many reconstructions took place until the 16th century. The upper part of the facade is decorated with a...

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  • 8. Torre delle Ore

    Besides the Torre Guinigi, the Torre delle Ore (Clock Tower) is the second tower in Lucca which offers scenic views of the city. Its history dates back to the 14th century. Since the Middle Ages it...

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  • 9. Piazza Napoleone

    The Piazza Napoleone is one of the biggest squares in Lucca. It was designed by the sister of Napoleon in 1806. The Piazza Napoleone is home to the Palazzo Ducale which used to be part of the...

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  • 10. San Giovanni Church

    This smaller church is patroned by Sain John and Saint Reparata. Inside the original thing is that they have excavated the remains of a 1st century BC (!) domus, being a true archaeological site.

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  • 11. Puccini House and Museum

    Lucca is the birthplace of a surprising number of composers, but none are as famous as Giacomo Puccini, the man behind "Madame Butterfly", "La Boheme", "Manon Lescault" and "Tosca", among other...

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  • 12. Narrow Lanes

    It's the main street in the old town. Its name means "ling wire" because it's very long and "thin" as a wire. It goes form the nearabouts of Piazza San Michele up to Piazza Santa Maria beside the...

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  • 13. Church S Maria Forisportam

    Lucca's old city area is full of historic churches that are open to visitors daily, free of charge. Most of these churches date back to the 12th and 13th century, built in the region's popular Pisan...

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  • 14. Piazza del Mercato

    Go and take a look at the main square: Piazza del Mercato. Under this square are th rests of an old arena. When the arena was out of use the Italians build on it again and again. When it was dug up...

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  • 15. Via dei Fossi

    Entering Lucca from Porta Elisa and going straight along Via Elisa you arrive at a big gate with a tower at each side. This is Porta Santi Gervasio e Protasio and it has just been restored by the city...

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  • 16. San Martino cathedral

    The cattedrale di S. Martino lies in a very nice square and shows an outstanding architecture. Do not miss the statues of S. Martino (both in the facade and in the interior). Interior is very dark and...

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  • 17. Palazzo Micheletti

    This palace was built in the latter part of the 16th century for Giovan Battista Bernardino, Bishop of Ajaccio. It was probably built by Bartolomeo Ammannati, who was working on the Palazzo Pubblico...

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  • 18. Palazzo Mansi.

    Palazzo Mansi belonged to a family of silk merchants. It dates from the end of the XVI century to the beginning of the XVII. It houses an interesting collection...

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  • 19. Chiesa(s) in main square of Capannori

    There is a lovely church in the square and other older well preserved structures. The old church was from 786 origin and it was destroyed in 940, to be re-built...

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  • 20. Villa Elegance

    Walk down the main street -it is only 4 blocks- to the back entrance to the village. It has some real quite shops that are for daily shopping by locals. The...

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  • 21. Biking in and around Lucca

    If you're interested in seeing something of the 'outside' of the wall - I'd suggest contacting Serena and spending a morning riding around the river Serchio and...

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  • 22. Piazza del Giglio

    The Teatro del Giglio, a landmark of Lucca, is situated on the square of the same name. Very famous place offering a changing programme according to the season:...

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  • 23. Piazza San Michele in Foro

    There's a good statue on Piazza San Michele that linked me to my Canadian history and I decided to focus my tip on it. (The Church of San Michele in Foro is...

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  • 24. Palazzo Mansi

    Built towards the end of the 16th century, Palazzo Mansi is described as one of Lucca's most luxurious residences. The palazzo's walls were once decorated by...

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  • 25. Villa Bottini

    The city of Lucca is famously surrounded by sumptuous country villas, such as the Villa Mansi, Villa Torrigiani and Villa Garzoni. You do need a car, however,...

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