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THE MOST CHARMING PLACE IN EUROPE

written by Dave Mitchell

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There are many reasonsn to visit this small beautiful Tuscan city, at the second place in “The most charming places in Europe” chart made by Forbes Magazine. Lucca is a calm and elegant city, with ancient shops and modern boutiques.

In Lucca you can find the ancient historical heritage made by monuments, medieval streets, renaissance palaces and historical houses. Rich in squares among which the beautiful Piazza Ovale, with Lucca’s tastes market still alive. Lucca is a bycicle city, in the sense that bikes lovers will find in Lucca an ideal place where to ride and maybe take a ride trip on the medieval walls of the city, where has been built a bike track especially for this purpose.

From Lucca’s walls you can admire Guinigi’s Tower, Saint Michael’s Church, the market’s square. If you visit the city during the summer Lucca offers its visitors a total of 14 public fountains where you can have a break drinking some fresh water, a number incredibly high for a such small city.

Lucca’s citizens too use to fill their bottles at these fountains, whose water, according to the legend, gave beauty to the ugly women and preserved the beautiful ones.

Visiting the “Manifattura Tabacchi” is, for every visitor of the City, an obliged stop in a trip to Lucca, especially for smokers: this Tobacco’s factory is one of Italy’s oldest ones and still working, and in it you can assist to all the phases of production of cigar from tobacco’s washing until the real cigar’s maturation.

  • Piazza Anfiteatro dall'alto
    Piazza Anfiteatro dall'alto
  • Piazza Anfiteatro
    Piazza Anfiteatro

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  • Experience the delights of Lucca from Residence Alfoionco

    written by Redazione Visit Italy

    Quaint, mysterious, and charming, Lucca is one of the finest towns to visit in Tuscany. Featuring an alluring historic centre, filled with medieval towers and buildings, the town lies on a plain less than 30 minutes away from the Versilia coast... continue

  • Torre delle Ore - The Tower Clock

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    It 's the tallest tower of Lucca's medieval architecture has belonged to various families over the years including the Quartigiani and number, then passing the property to the municipality. The clock was installed at the top in 1392 by a Lucchese... continue

  • National Museum of Vila Guinigi

    written by Alexandra Evans

    The Villa is located outside the Guinigi walls of the thirteenth century, and was incorporated in the city of next boundary. The building consists of a single elongated body, with arcades supported by columns and a series of three lights on top. A... continue

  • National Museum of Palazzo Mansi

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The core of the building, which encompasses the oldest buildings, was built between the '500 and '600, work on the decorations inside were completed in '700, while the two wings at right angles to date from '800. In this last phase of construction... continue

  • The Church of San Michele in Foro

    written by Cedric Mills

    The church of San Michele in Foro along with its piazza stand at the center of the old city, where the Roman forum used to be. Construction of the church began in the 11th century, the campanile was completed in the 12th century, and finally the... continue

  • St Martin's Cathedral

    written by Cedric Mills

    The Cathedral of San Martino, located in the Piazza San Martino, is a large Romanesque cathedral built in the 12/13th century. It was built after, and fitted next to, a soaring bell tower and has a 'doesn't fit' sort of look to it. It's all built in... continue

  • Anfiteatro's Square

    written by Cedric Mills

    Back when Lucca was a Roman colony, an amphitheatre capable of welcoming 10,000 spectators stood where this elliptical piazza now stands. In the Middle Ages, the city sort of grew around the Amphitheatre so that now that it's gone, we are left with... continue

  • The Guinigi Tower

    written by Cedric Mills

    This is a wonderful tower, and the walk up entertaining. There are museum pieces along the way, and in the lobby a small museum showing the local wares. The green top is a trend from the era where they grew trees and some shrubs for shade and to... continue

  • Lucca's city walls

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    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 fortifications were left entirely intact and the... continue

  • A day inside lucca's medieval walls

    written by Dave Mitchell

    The amazing City of Lucca, in the beautiful Tuscany, hosts an incredible historical and artistic heritage, with many gorgeus places to visit and a very interesting history to tell its visitors. One of the most charming small cities in Italy, Lucca... continue

  • Lucca, a small wonderful town

    written by Andrew adams

    Lucca with its superb 16th Century City Walls which encircle it, a charming place to stroll among the trees and grassy banks. Lucca with its tranquil river offering unforgettable walks where one can restore body and mind. Lucca, city of great... continue

Lucca is in the nearby of Lucca (LU) and 19 m (62 ft) above sea. . The Patron saint is St. Paulinus on July 12. Lucca has see list as wards and the demonym of natives is "Lucchesi".

In Lucca there are 194 accomodation.. You may visit 70 places of interest.

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