Lucca is a beautiful Tuscan city located on the banks of the Serchio River. It’s known for the Renaissance walls that surround the historic center and for the cobbled streets.
The best way to start discovering Lucca is to look at it from above. You can do this by climbing its mighty walls, the Torre Guinigi or facing the 207 steps of the even higher Torre delle Ore. From these points you can admire a splendid overview of the roofs of the Tuscan town, an overall view that allows you to appreciate its beauty and harmony and rediscover the same urban structure desired by the Romans.
Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, one of the most beautiful squares in Italy.
San Michele’s Church, also called del Foro, stands in the center of the ancient Lucca.
San Martino’s Cathedral: is inspired by the Cathedral of Pisa and on the its facade we find the statue of San Martino in the act of sharing his cloak with a poor man. Info: Lucca Cathedral
San Michele and San Frediano Churches: Lucca is also called the "city of 100 churches". The abundance of places of worship does not refer only to the visible churches but also to the private chapels attached to the buildings, some of which are still visible. Info: Lucca Churches
Lucca walls: The walls of Lucca are the greatest example in Europe of walls preserved completely intact in a city. Info: Lucca Walls
Torre Guinigi and Torre delle Ore: There was a time, in the Middle Ages, when there were 250 towers of all sizes in Lucca. Today only two remain: the Torre Guinigi, 45 meters high and on the top of which we find a hanging garden and the "delle Ore"Lucca Towers
Palazzo Mansi National Museum: The most important collection of paintings in Lucca is housed in this beautiful 17th century building that belonged to the rich Mansi family. Info: Lucca Museum Palazzo Mansi
Piazza Napoleone: The large square dedicated to Napoleon has been the seat of noble power since the time of Castruccio Castracani (14th century) and Paolo Guinigi (15th century). Info: Piazza Napoleone Lucca
Palazzo Pfanner: Palazzo Pfanner or Palazzo Controni-Pfanner is located on the edge of the Walls of Lucca, with access from via degli Asili 33.. Info: Palazzo Pfanner Lucca