Lucca

Unique Location

A monumental city bursting with unique treasures, ringed by vast bastions and gigantic walls.

Renowned for its rich history, it is undoubtedly one of Tuscany’s most beloved arts town. Lucca is unique among city-states for having maintained its independence up until 1847. Its Renaissance-era defensive walls, built between the 16th and 17th centuries, have remained intact, representing today the symbol of the city’s immense architectural heritage.

Known as the city of the hundred churches for the large number of places of worship on its territory, Lucca boasts an amazing cathedral with a Romanesque façade, the Duomo di San Martino, home to the sculpture of the Volto Santo and the sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto. The Basilica di San Frediano, one of the oldest Catholic places of worship in the city, still preserves precious mosaics on its façade, dating back to the 13th-14th century.

The cultural heritage of the city of Lucca is strongly connected to music, as it is the birthplace of numerous composers, such as Giacomo Puccini, Alfredo Catalani, and Luigi Boccherini.

Not to be missed are also the charming and pleasant characteristic squares of the city, such as Piazza Anfiteatro, built in the second half of the 1st century A.D., surrounded by a ring of buildings following the elliptical shape of the former 2nd-century Roman Amphitheatre.

Related Experiences 

Shared

Living Culture & Unconventional

12h
The Viareggio Carnival is coming to Lucca…come and celebrate with us!
€20.60
Shared

Sports & Nature

3h
A half-day bike tour in the Piana di Lucca
€41.20
Private

Sports & Nature

3h
Discover the city cycling on the city walls and through the historical centre
€41.20
Private

Arts & Culture

6h
A charming day trip among local market stands, nativity scenes, guided tours of the hidden city, concerts, and a huge Santa Claus!
€43.26
Private

Food & Wine

Sports & Nature

4h
A guided bike ride to a local farm and back: from the city center to the countryside, tasting local wines and food
€113.30
Private

Food & Wine

2h
30m
A guided tour for all your senses!
€133.90
Private

Food & Wine

3h
Enjoy an “all hands-on” experience!
€154.50
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

2h
30m
Guided tour to discover the city and its film locations
€154.50
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

2h
Above and under Lucca’s defensive walls
€30.90
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

2h
A private tour to discover Lucca’s hidden beauties
€169.95
Shared

Living Culture & Unconventional

2h
A tour to discover Lucca’s hidden beauties
€10.30
Shared

Sports & Nature

2h
Adventure on the Serchio River
€36.05

Do you want to plan a trip to the Piana di Lucca?

Discover our multi-days packages designed for you

Private

Music & Puccini

Sports & Nature

3d
Discover this magical territory, deeply influenced by the Maestro
€375.95
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

2d
Extravagance, entertainment, and many surprises!
€159.65
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

2d
Extravagance, entertainment, and many surprises!
€139.05
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

2d
The Viareggio Carnival is coming to Lucca…come and celebrate with us!
€133.90
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

3d
The Viareggio Carnival is coming to Lucca…come and celebrate with us!
€195.70
Private

Living Culture & Unconventional

2d
A charming two-day trip among local market stands, nativity scenes, guided tours of the hidden city, concerts, and a huge Santa Claus!
€174.07
Shared

Food & Wine

Living Culture & Unconventional

2d
Plunge into the magical atmosphere of Lucca Comics!
Private

Arts & Culture

Food & Wine

2d
Dive into Piana di Lucca's authentic taste
Private

Arts & Culture

Food & Wine

1d
Dive into Piana di Lucca's authentic taste
Private

Arts & Culture

Food & Wine

4d
A tasty tour in the Piana
€525.30
Private

Arts & Culture

Music & Puccini

3d
Discover Puccini's music and other artists who greatly marked this land
€329.60
Shared

Arts & Culture

Crafts & Traditions

Food & Wine

Music & Puccini

Sports & Nature

Villas & Historic Houses

6d
Each day, a different emotion
€813.70