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The awe-inspiring sights of Lucca include over 100 churches and city walls designed by Leonardo DaVinci. Easily reached from Pisa and Florence, Lucca is a picture-perfect addition to your Tuscan itinerary!

Lucca Cathedral

Lucca Cathedral

Lucca's churches are among the most beautiful in Italy. Its primary cathedral is a bonafide highlight, with its grand carved-marble entrance and intricate stained glass windows.

Palazzo Pfanner

Palazzo Pfanner

Though the interior is stunning, the real treasure of this palace is its Baroque garden. Though small, it boasts exotic trees, a fountain, statues, and a lemon house!

Basilica of San Frediano

Basilica of San Frediano

The Romanesque church at the Piazza San Frediano might seem relatively low-key at first, but look up and you'll notice a gigantic mosaic of Christ watching over his apostles!

Piazza dell' Anfiteatro

Piazza dell' Anfiteatro

This huge – and incredibly charming – oval piazza was built where Lucca's ancient Roman amphitheater once stood, its rounded shape following the dimensions of its predecessor.

Puccini House and Museum, Lucca

Puccini House and Museum, Lucca

The birthplace of the great composer Giacomo Puccini is now a small museum of his life and work. The old apartment is crammed with his personal mementos and collected memorabilia.

City Walls

City Walls

The Old Town's 40-foot walls were converted into a public garden by Maria Luigia of Bourbon. The scenic ramparts make for a wonderful amble around the city.

Guinigi Tower

Guinigi Tower

Set between the two palaces of Case dei Guinigi, Lucca's most important tower is crowned by a garden of evergreen oaks. This slice of forest in the air is a remarkable sight!

Planning Your Lucca Visit

How to get there?

Lucca is easily reached from Pisa and Florence. There is a direct bus available from Pisa Airport, and trains depart from Pisa Centrale to Lucca about every 30 minutes. From Florence stations, trains depart frequently from Firenze Santa Maria Novella, and infrequently from Firenze Rifredi. If travelling at off-peak times, you'll probably find that the bus is quicker. You can catch one at Via Fiume bus station.

How many days?

Lucca is great for sightseeing day-trips, but you'll need two or three days to really discover the city. It can be pretty crowded in the summer, but if visiting off season, Lucca makes a great base for a Tuscan break too.

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  • Best time to visit
    Best to seek out warm weather with less crowds. April - June and September - October are divine months to visit Lucca.

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What people are saying about Lucca

Amazing. Music and venue were spectacular. Beautiful. Not too long. Perfect. The only thing I would suggest is better signage or directions. It was a small chapel and hard to see the signs at night.

Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts Reviewed by Rosemary, 09/01/2020

It was a great spontaneous class to do with our friends in Florence. Additionally they took the proper precautions during this time. Everything was clean and disinfected.

Pizza and Gelato Making Class in Florence Reviewed by Anonymous, 22/08/2020

Fabulous and very professional one hour show. Great selection that differs every evening. Well worth going and hearing the amazing singers also with a fabulous acoustic

Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts Reviewed by Abigail, 10/10/2020

This is such a wonderful thing to do! The music for the piano and the opera singers reduced me to tears in a good way I was very overwhelmed as I love Puccini

Lucca: Puccini Festival Opera Recitals and Concerts Reviewed by JAQUELINE, 19/08/2020

Very informative with a lovely guide. I would recommend going in the cathedral in the end. It is an extra 30-40 mins but it is quite fascinating.

Lucca: 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour Reviewed by Krisztina, 03/02/2020