Nestled deep in the heart of Central Italy in the throngs of tantalising Tuscany, Lucca is a beautiful historical city deeply connected with its past. The Renaissance-era city walls that enclose this quaint slice of Italy were designed by Leonardo Da Vinci and are perhaps what best exemplifies this beautiful destination—and did you know that Lucca used to be ruled by Napoleon’s sister, Elisa Bonaparte? The historical connections you’ll find in this area will make for a truly remarkable 2021 holiday.
Should you be looking for some modern excitement to accompany your sightseeing, you won’t be disappointed. Lucca is home of several famous festivals throughout the year, including Lucca Comics and Games (one of the largest International festivals of comics, animation, illustration, and games in Europe), Lucca Summer Festival, boasting popular music acts, and the Puccini festival, dedicated to the famous composer. Additionally, there is the Medieval festival, bringing the past to life for you in modern day Lucca—and these are only a few!
The nearby Viareggio offers not only beautiful beaches where you can relax and unwind under the Italian sun, but also one of the most famous Carnivals in the world; time your stay accordingly if you are up for gigantic animated parade floats, coloured all-night dances, grandiose scenographic effects, upbeat music, colourful costumes, and an all-round fun experience!
Alongside the copious amount of wonderful sights, you can take in and events you can attend, Lucca is also famed for its decadent cuisine; and it wouldn’t be a trip to Italy without sampling as much of it as humanly possible.
Whatever your tastes and interests, Lucca holidays will have something for everyone. Whether you’re looking to enjoy a fantastic time exploring the local history under beautiful sunshine, or are looking for new, exciting experiences and festivals on the backdrop of Tuscany landscapes, Lucca has you covered.
Why book Lucca holidays
Must-visit historical sites
The preserved Renaissance city walls are a must!
Top attractions to visit
See the old town’s Lucca Cathedral & unique Basilica di San Michele in Foro
Cultural hotspot not to miss
Climb up Torre delle Ore for unrivalled views over the city
Admire the gorgeous Guinigi Tower & visit the ornate Piazza Napoleone
Try the local wine
Lucca provides ample opportunity for wine tasting sessions!
Sample the cafe culture
Piazza dell Anfiteatro is your spot for coffee & people-watching
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Walking around and on top of the ancient city walls should be first on your list, as this is, without any doubt, the best way to get a real taste of this idyllic city and to come up with your own personal list of locations you’d love to see.
On your circling route of Lucca, you’ll probably notice Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Duomo di San Martino, Torre Guinigi, Piazza Napoleone. Who knows what else will catch your eye and call to you? With its wealth of history and its ruins from Risorgimento to the Napoleonic era to the Middle Ages, all the way back to the Roman era, you’ll find that every corner of Lucca you lay your eyes on has witnessed kingdoms and dominions and has the potential to enchant you.
If you’re looking to enjoy some late 2021 holidays and are interested in mingling with an enthusiastic crowd, then mark your calendar, because every year, around October and November, Lucca is home to Lucca Comics and Games, one of the largest International festivals of comics, animation, illustration, and games in Europe!
If you decide to visit Lucca during this time, you’ll find the city invaded by scores of excited fans dressed like their favourite characters, not to mention the abundance of international guests. The festival, which was founded in 1965, has grown exponentially throughout the years, registering in 2014 an amount of 240,000 attendees – an unmissable experience for your holidays to Lucca.
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