Lucca Holidays

Holidays in Lucca take you to the beautiful Tuscan countryside in the heart of Italy. This Renaissance town is home to 16th Century architecture and historic sights, with the vineyards and rolling green hills of Tuscany just outside its walls.

Perfect for a city break or part of a longer trip, spend your holidays in Lucca partaking in the ancient Italian art of people watching in the relaxed cafés and family run trattorias lining its streets and bustling Piazzas. Wander the streets or hire bicycles and stop off at the many beautiful sights, before heading into the countryside for wine tasting, exquisite cuisine and spectacular photo opportunities.

Day trips are a must on any holiday in Lucca. Florence’s Renaissance architecture and wonderful artworks are just over an hour away by train or car. Visit the leaning tower of Pisa or the town of Livorno which dates back to the 16th Century. Both are under an hour away.

Explore Lucca like no other

Whether you’re planning a relaxed holiday in Lucca spent soaking up its history, culture and easy atmosphere, or want to hop between sights and attractions, at Citalia we’ll help you choose the perfect itinerary. We’re the leading provider of Italian holidays, with over 90 years of experience and an expert team who can help you make the most of this pretty town.

A half day tour allows you to take in all the sights and attractions Lucca has to offer. Start at the Guinigi Tower and climb to the top for spectacular views over the city, the ideal way to get your bearings. Lucca’s Duomo, also known as the Cattedrale di San Martino, is in a lively Piazza and offers beautiful architecture, while San Michele in Foro is a magnificent Medieval style church. Head to Le mura di Lucca, the old city walls, for beautiful views and a sense of the town’s compact size and extensive history.
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Start planning your Citalia holiday by getting in touch with one of our Personal Travel Planners.

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Handpicked hotels in Lucca

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Things to do in Lucca

Lucca is well connected to the rest of Italy, with well-maintained roads for those hiring a car, and scenic railway lines if you prefer to hop on the train.

Combine your holiday in Lucca with a trip to Florence, which is just over an hour away. Drive or take the train through spectacular landscapes and enjoy the photo opportunities as you head to one of the most romantic cities in the world. Explore Renaissance architecture, museums and galleries, before heading into the countryside for a wine tasting excursion in excellent vineyards.

Pisa’s Romanesque architecture and medieval sights are within an hour by both car and train. See Pisa Cathedral, relax in its trendy café district and have your photo taken in front of the leaning tower.

Flight Information

The majority of international flights arrive into Pisa airport (PSA). Direct flights to Pisa are available from Belfast, Bristol, East Midlands, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds Bradford, Liverpool, London Gatwick, London Heathrow, London Luton, London Stansted, Manchester and Newcastle and take approximately 2 hours. 

When to go

Tuscany is predominantly a summer destination, with the main tourist season generally running from April to October. Temperatures are at their hottest in July and August, this is also when Tuscany is at its busiest. However, Tuscany also enjoys a mild climate in spring and autumn with temperatures rarely going beneath 20 degrees which makes it perfect for visiting at the beginning or end of season too. The coast has wonderful sea breezes and the hilltop towns are much cooler than the lower countryside villages. The best time to visit is during the quieter season, from April to June and September to October when the weather is good, prices are a bit lower and there are fewer crowds. There are many festivals and events throughout the year in Tuscany and Easter and Christmas are always busy.

Visa Information

At the current time, British citizens do not require a visa to visit Italy.


Whilst tipping isn’t embedded into Italian culture it is always appreciated as an acknowledgement of good service. Nowadays people generally round up a bill in a bar or cafe and leave 5-10% extra on a restaurant bill. Taxi bills are usually also rounded up.
On guided tours/excursions, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide.
On small group escorted tours, it is customary to leave a token of appreciation for the driver and guide at the end of the tour.

Introduction to languages

The official language of Italy is Italian. English is widely spoken too, so getting by is easy.

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