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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.
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.
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.
The beautiful forests surrounding Lucca in the Tuscan Countryside are home to chestnuts, which are often used to make chestnut flour. This is used to create unique pastas, with a rich nutty flavour, delicious when combined with a meaty sauce. It can also be found in necci, which are pancakes rolled into tubes and filled with fresh ricotta cheese.
No trip to Tuscany would be complete without a tour of one of its vineyards. Learn how the grapes are grown, harvested and turned into wine with a tour lead by experts before tasting some of the varieties. La Vigna del Sole, Mazzarosa and Fubbiano vineyards all produce spectacular bottles which can be enjoyed as an afternoon refreshment or along with a rich Italian meal.