Lucca is one of the cities most loved of Tuscany. It cannot be missed in view of its beauty and historical importance. It is very easy to reach both by car as well as train from Pisa which is the nearest airport. Most of the attractions in Lucca relate to its ancient history from the Roman Amphitheatre , nowadays transformed into 'Piazza Dell'Anfiteatro' , to one of the main shopping streets of the town centre , 'Via Fullingo'.
Lucca has many beautiful cathedrals and churches,approximately one hundred, and various towers and villas dating back from the twelfth to the seventeenth centuries.
The city is surrounded by a complete wall with trees on both sides and which measures approximately 4. 2 km in length. The walls are frequently walked and cycled on by locals and tourists alike and present panoramic views of the environs of Tuscany.
Amongst the top attractions of Lucca one can include 'Piazza San Michele' with its beautiful church of 'San Michele in Foro' and the 'Basilica of San Frediano' as well as the 'Clock Tower 'and the 'Guinigi Tower 'which has a tree growing on its top.
Excellent restaurants ranging from fine dining experiences to local traditional pizzerias are all found within walking distance of the apartment along with an abundance of high quality shops to suit all tastes.
Distance to Florence - 1 hour on train
Distance to Pisa - 30 mins on train ( add 10 minutes on shuttle train to Pisa Airport ; 25km by car)
Distance to Viareggio - 30 mins on train
Distance to Montecatini - 30 mins on train
Distance to Barga - 40 mins by car