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Florence Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca
"Meet your private driver at 9am for the pleasant hour-long drive to the charming medieval city of Lucca. It is a city enclosed and protected through the centuries by an imposing 16th century wall which is one of the best-preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe. The wall has helped keep the city's original features and Roman street plan intact. You may enjoy starting off your day with a bike ride on top of the walls along the beautiful tree-lined or look up to views of the surrounding hills. Bike rental is an additional (optional) cost paid on the day of your tour at 5euro per bike per hour. Discover the city's Roman features with the Church of San Michele in Foro standing on the site of the original Roman forum. It was here that Giacomo Puccini began his musical career as a choirboy. Strolling along the lively shopping street you will arrive at the church of San Frediano with 6th century origins. See the tomb of Saint Zita (1278) mentioned by Dante in the Inferno whose mummified body can be seen through glass. Discover the unique-shaped arena
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Florence Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca
"Meet your private driver at 9am for the pleasant hour-long drive to the charming medieval city of Lucca. It is a city enclosed and protected through the centuries by an imposing 16th century wall which is one of the best-preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe. The wall has helped keep the city's original features and Roman street plan intact. You may enjoy starting off your day with a bike ride on top of the walls along the beautiful tree-lined or look up to views of the surrounding hills. Bike rental is an additional (optional) cost paid on the day of your tour at 5euro per bike per hour. Discover the city's Roman features with the Church of San Michele in Foro standing on the site of the original Roman forum. It was here that Giacomo Puccini began his musical career as a choirboy. Strolling along the lively shopping street you will arrive at the church of San Frediano with 6th century origins. See the tomb of Saint Zita (1278) mentioned by Dante in the Inferno whose mummified body can be seen through glass. Discover the unique-shaped arena
From EUR660.00
 
Pisa and Lucca Wine Tour from Florence
"This part of Tuscany is less known to most tourists but here lay some of the most Interesting and beautiful sights to be seen in the region. From the rich history of Pisa Lucca and Chianti Classico wine area full of churches squares palaces and museums this area offers a wide variety of experiences.The first stop for one hour in Pisa. Pisa is famous for its architectural beauty. Piazza del Miracoli with the celebrated Leaning Tower
From EUR119.00

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Fortified Walls – Passeggiata Mura.

The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the...
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Jerelis
Feb 08, 2016

Fortified Walls – 4 kilometer long.

It is very popular to walk or cycle on top of the ancient city walls. The entire perimeter is approximately 4 km. This gives a good introduction to the city layout and is a great experience. For sure...
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Jerelis
Feb 08, 2016

Fortified Walls – Beautiful attraction.

The long history of Lucca goes way back to Etruscan and Ancient Roman times. It is great to see that the city retains pieces of this Ancient architecture. A very good example of this history is the...
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Jerelis
Feb 08, 2016

Lucca City Walls

Lucca’s medieval city walls, which date from the early 1500s, are still in very good condition, which is rare for this part of Italy. A large pathway surrounded by lots of trees and greenery runs...
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hungariangirl896
Sep 19, 2014

Best way to see the city...

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 with...
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fabric_letters
May 23, 2012

City Gates

Lucca and its city wall is home to several gates which are all well worth seeing, because of the different architectural styles. Porta San Pietro was erected in 1566 and is located at the southern...
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HORSCHECK
Oct 22, 2011

THE GREAT WALL OF TUSCANY

Whenever great walls are thought of, most people may say China has a great wall. Yes, but so does Italy. Lucca, has had a wall since the Roman times and has been updated and reinforced throughout...
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travelgourmet
Aug 21, 2011

Go for a ride or walk around the city

The fortifications that surround the historic part of the city date back to the early 16th century. When Lucca grew bigger, instead of tearing down the walls as it's been done in so many cities, the...
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Jefie
Jul 21, 2010

Porta di San Gervasio

Although Lucca's main fortifications date back to the early 16th century, four gates and city walls were put up in the Middle Ages, made of wood and stone and covered with plaster. These old...
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Jefie
Jul 18, 2010

Have a stroll on the walls.

The historical center of Lucca is surrounded by well preserved ramparts. These were built in four stages. At the beginning they were constructed in Roman times. Later the walls were rebuilt between XI...
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Maurizioago
Jun 23, 2010

The Walls

Lucca still has its complete circuit of medieval walls, an imposing sight for any visitor. These walls are among the thickest of any that I saw in Europe. The Romans constructed the first set of...
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Tom_Fields
Dec 28, 2009

Still existing town walls

Most of Italian towns had town walls but most of them were destroyed either thanks to Napoleon or thanks to Mussolini or thanks to local administrators in the 60's. I cannot understand how Lucca's...
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PALLINA
Apr 16, 2009
 
 
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"Lucca from the inside"
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"Lucca - a Gem of a City"
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Things to Do Near City Walls & Gates

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Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral

According to legend, the cathedral of San Martino was founded by Saint Frediano in the 6th century. Apparently, at first it was a large complex composed by San Martino and church of San Giovanni e...
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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 frescoes, but these have unfortunately...
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Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi

From the top of this majestuous " Tower-House" ( 44m.) we have a scenic view of the city of Lucca and specialy on the dozen of other towers around the city. There is no elevator, climbing is not too...
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Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church

The church of San Michele in Foro was erected on the former Roman Forum, situated on a podium which is elevated above the level of the square. Construction of the church began in the 8th century and...
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Palazzo Pfanner

After seeing multiple historical churches inside the Lucca walls, it was a pleasant change to see and actual family home. We enjoyed the Palazzo Pfanner interior, as much as they allow the public to...
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Basilica San Frediano

Basilica San Frediano is one of the oldest churches in Lucca, built in the 6th century in Romanesque style. It is known that basilica was constructed on the ruins of an earlier church, that was...
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