Lucca is in the centre of the Lucca Plain, a beautiful landscape crossed by the river Serchio. Lucca is one of the most astonishing and most beloved cities in Tuscany. Known as “the city of a hundred churches”, owing to its high density of places of worship, Lucca is an historical city, also famous for its medieval walls encircling the old town center with its fantastic artistic and architectural heritage.

Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and later became a Roman colony. In the following centuries the city acted as an independent republic for almost 500 years. The town was conquered by Napoleon and finally became part of Unified Italy in 1860.

Lucca is very easy to reach by train. Consider to spend at least 2-3 days here or book your day trip if you will be staying in another town. In Lucca you can explore the beautiful city center, walk or cycle on its wonderful walls, visit the many magnificent churches and towers.

Lucca is also well-known for its many good restaurants both downtown and in the surroundings.

If you decide to have a local guide to help you explore Lucca, please contact us is advance.

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