Lucca is one of the best known and most important cities in the Tuscany region, because of its wealth of history, art, culture and landscape; it’s famous for its huge number of monuments and works of art, which are popular throughout the world. Its special feature is its city walls, still intact and dating from the 15th-17th centuries, surrounding the historic town centre, which has been transformed into a pleasant pedestrian precinct; the walls are considered among the best-preserved fortifications in the world.
The historic town centre has remained just as it was, and you can therefore still see medieval churches, towers and bell-towers, monumental renaissance palazzos of great historical and artistic worth, and incomparable squares, such as the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, built on the ancient Roman amphitheatre by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini.
The Province of Lucca extends from the sea to the gentle, green hills of the Lucchesia area, right up to the summits of the Apuan Alps and the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines. With such a variety of scenery, you can enjoy a very special holiday – unforgettable like the landscapes.
Refined places characterized by the splendid Italian-style gardens of the historic villas on the Lucca plain, magic places such as the Media Valle with the Devil’s Bridge crossing the waters of the Serchio river, ancient places, rich in tradition, like the Garfagnana and its medieval villages and, finally, the marvellous Versilia coast with its beaches and the marble quarries of Forte dei Marmi and the Apuan Alps.
Each area in the province of Lucca is characterised by its own special landscape and each one offers superb places where you can spend pleasant holidays and discover ancient flavours, traditions, leisure pursuits and relaxation.