Lucca - Tuscany A must see historic city encircled by medieval walls

Lucca is a magical medieval walled town in Tuscany on the river Serchio and has been attracting visitors since the Roman times. With the fragrance of lemons in the air, vineyards and olive groves on the plains surrounding the Garfagnana range, Lucca is a fascinating place to visit.

From amazing restaurants and cafes, serving every flavour of ice-cream imaginable, to the pedestrianised narrow cobbled streets that are full of boutiques, Lucca swiftly gets you relaxed and in to holiday mode.

Not only close to Pisa, Lucca is just 30 minutes drive from some fantastic beaches such as Forte dei Marmi, Viareggio and the free beach at the Marina di Vecchiano nature reserve.

At a glance...
Restaurants 200+
Bars 50+
Historical sites
Car recommended
Nearest beach Viareggio (30km)
Nearest airport Pisa (30km)
Nearest train station Lucca - 20 mins from Pisa

Featured villas in Lucca

Lucca has an excellent stock of self cateing holiday rentals - hill side villas with private pools or town centre apartments. Many villas can be a short drive from the town centre so having a car is advisable and more convenient for sight seeing. Nearby towns all with 10-15km from Lucca include Massarosa, San Giuliano Terme, Camaiore and the beach resort of Viareggio.

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Local attractions

Places of interest
6th century Duomo of San Martino
Church of San Frediano, Lucca
Lucca Palazzo Pubblico
Medieaval Case Guinigi & the Guinigi Tower
Manzi Palace with its collection of paintings
Aqueduct with its 459 arches
sunset on the tuscan hills

Our view

Lucca and the surrounding area is perfect for family holidays with so much to see and do for all ages. And during the summer, Lucca is a melting pot of tourists from all over the world who go to soak up the electric evening atmosphere in one of the open air piazza restaurants, experience the medieval architecture and enjoy the natural beauty of the coast, countryside and Garfagnana mountains.