Lucca Things to Do

  • Tower Guinigi
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    The gardens at Palazzo Pfanner
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    Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
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  • 1. City walls

    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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  • 2. Tower Guinigi

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    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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  • 3. 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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  • 4. Duomo di San Martino

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    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...

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  • 5. Palazzo Pfanner

    4 out of 5 stars

    This palace was built in the second half of the XVII century for the Moriconi family. They were noble silk merchants. In 1680 the property was taken over by the Contarini; another family of noble...

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  • 6. San Michele in Foro

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    After we first lighted the candles we had a better look at its interior. Keep in mind that when you enter the church on the left you will find a plan of the church that shows how to find the noted...

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  • 7. San Frediano Church

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    When we hiked our way up in the amazing city of Lucca we passed the Basilica di San Frediano at some point. To our huge disappointment the church wasn't open for the public at that time. This was the...

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  • 8. Via dei Fossi

    We loved to walk up and down Via del Fosso. It is not a through street; so there is not much traffic; mostly bicycles and pedestrians. In fact, the entire center of Lucca has only limited vehicular...

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  • 9. Piazza Napoleone

    The town of Lucca includes a number of public squares, most notably the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, site of ancient Roman amphitheater; but also Piazza San Romano, Piazza Cittadella and Piazza Napoleone....

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  • 10. 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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  • 11. 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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  • 12. 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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  • 13. Church Santa 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. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Cappanori Suburb

    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 again in 970. The church is right on...

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  • 17. 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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  • 18. Palazzo Mansi

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    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 of paintings and several rooms where...

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  • 19. 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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  • 20. Squares – Piazza Cittadella.

    The town of Lucca includes a number of public squares, most notably the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, site of ancient Roman amphitheater; but also Piazza San Romano,...

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  • 21. Squares– Piazza San Romano.

    The town of Lucca includes a number of public squares, most notably the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, site of ancient Roman amphitheater; but also Piazza San Romano,...

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  • 22. Lucca's famous son

    Lucca is in the shadows of Pisa or rather if people think that it is their own loss. With majestic intact walls turned into a park alley, cute narrow lanes and...

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  • 23. Via Fillungo

    Via Fillungo is probably Lucca’s most popular street and is definitely the place to go for good shopping. Simply walking down this street is a great way to go...

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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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