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A lovely low-key Tuscan town.
Florence and Siena might be the most-visited cities in Tuscany but little Lucca more than holds its own.
Lucca is one of Tuscany's most attractive and best-preserved towns and a must-see for those exploring the region. While Lucca is sometimes visited as a day trip from Florence, it's best experienced as a base from which to explore the surrounding area, by foot, bike, or by taking short day trips. Predating the Roman empire, Lucca's long history is visible in its Roman ruins (including a plaza shaped like the amphitheater it was built on), as well as its medieval and gothic towers, villas, and churches. The town's four kilometers of preserved city walls, which still encompass the historic center, are one of its chief attractions. Walking or biking along the top of the walls, you can experience history while getting your bearings and figuring out where to go next.
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Lucca is the hometown of Giacomo Puccini so it's a mecca for opera lovers, who come to visit his villa and see regular performances of his works. In July and August, the neighboring town of Torre del Lago hosts a festival devoted to Puccini. For those with more modern tastes, Lucca's center hosts a series of concerts by major international rock groups, held from the end of June into July.

Popular Tour Itineraries Featuring Lucca

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Where to stay in Lucca

All the accommodations we offer in Lucca are situated within or very close to the walled old city. At present there is no five star hotel option in or around Lucca, but the upscale four stars provide an excellent level of service and comfort. Some out of town country house properties are available but we feel the real charm of Lucca is to be experienced by staying there.
Elegant Historical Hotel in Lucca
Elegant Historical Hotel
Housed in a building from the 12th century, this is a beautiful place to stay.
Stylish B&B in Lucca
Stylish B&B
A stylish B&B just a few steps from the main square in Lucca's historic center.
Charming Historical B&B in Lucca
Charming Historical B&B
Cozy rooms and a homely atmosphere enhanced by the in-house sommelier's wine tastings which are offered most evenings!

Things to do in Lucca

Hit the ground running in Lucca with a private walking or biking tour. When we send you your customized itinerary you will be able to choose additional excursions to include in your vacation package or consider adding later.
Lucca Private Bike Tour
Lucca Private Bike Tour
Lucca Private Walking Tour
Lucca Private Walking Tour

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Frequently Asked Questions about travel to Lucca

What are Lucca's prices like?
A quick lunch with a drink costs around 25 euros. Museums and landmarks generally cost 10-20 euros. For a full dinner, budget at least 40 euros. 
How can I get around Lucca?
Lucca's center is best explored on foot. Taxis are available, but cost about 20 EUR for two kilometers.
Is Lucca safe?
Lucca is a very safe place. However, pickpocketing is a possibility in crowded, touristy areas.
Does Lucca have possibilities for those with dietary restrictions?
Lucca has increasingly more options for people with dietary restrictions and intolerances. Many places (such as Ammodonostro) offer gluten-free options. You can also find many vegetarian options in most restaurants, and places specializing in vegetarian/vegan dishes, such as Soup in Town.
How log should I spend in Lucca?
We suggest spending around two nights in Lucca, plus a potential third night to make room for a day trip.
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