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Welcome to Lucca

Lucca is the quintessential Tuscan town, from its Renaissance city walls encircling a cityscape of medieval churches, towers, and palazzi to its cobbled, shop-lined squares and streets. The compact old town is easily explored on foot or by bike and doubles as a base for visiting Pisa and its famed leaning tower, the historic marble quarries of Carrara, the Cinque Terre’s technicolor fishing villages, and the hill towns and wineries of nearby Chianti. Gourmands also flock to Lucca, known for its Colline Lucchesi wines and rustic Tuscan cuisine.

Top 10 attractions in Lucca

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Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca)

Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca)

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Art enthusiasts are drawn to the Lucca Cathedral for its paintings by masters like Ghirlandaio and Tintoretto; architecture aficionados appreciate the church’s unique mix of Gothic and Romanesque styles. But the Duomo di Lucca is revered by locals primarily as home to the city’s most precious relic: the Holy Face of Lucca (Volto Santo.More
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Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

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One of the most important squares in Lucca’s medieval center, Piazza dell'Anfiteatro was built on the site of a Roman amphitheater, from which it got its unique oval shape. Today, the piazza is the vibrant heart of the city’s historic center, and the perfect spot to enjoy the friendly vibe of this picturesque Tuscan town.More
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Guinigi Tower (Torre Guinigi)

Guinigi Tower (Torre Guinigi)

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The red-brick Guinigi Tower (Torre Guinigi) pierces the sky above Lucca’s medieval center, and is particularly notable for its impressive rooftop garden shaded by several ancient holm oaks that date from the early 17th century. Climb the 230 steps inside the tower for views across the historic rooftops of Lucca.More
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Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro)

Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro)

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With one of the most magnificent facades in Tuscany, Lucca’s Church of San Michele in Foro is a stellar example of the Pisan Romanesque style and the crown jewel of this pretty town’s medieval center. A tour of this architectural masterpiece is a must for art and architecture enthusiasts while visiting Lucca.More
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Via Fillungo

Via Fillungo

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No visit to Lucca’s medieval center is complete without a passeggiata (stroll along Via Fillungo, the main thoroughfare stretching through the heart of the old town from the ancient city gate of Porta dei Borghi to Canto d'Arco. Lined with bustling shops and cafés, this street is ideal for experiencing Lucca’s lively atmosphere.More
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Devil's Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo or Ponte della Maddalena)

Devil's Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo or Ponte della Maddalena)

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Located on the Serchio River some 15 miles (24 kilometers) north of Lucca, the Devil's Bridge (Ponte del Diavolo or Ponte della Maddalena) is one of the region’s most striking landmarks. The stone, pedestrian-only bridge dates to the 11th century and was used by religious pilgrims. It’s recognizable for its irregularly shaped arches.More
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Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore)

Lucca Clock Tower (Torre delle Ore)

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The 13th-century Torre delle Ore is Lucca’s tallest clock tower, soaring above the historic center and marking the time each quarter hour. Originally a medieval tower house, or private defensive residence, the structure was later acquired by the city and you can now climb its 200 steps for views across the rooftops of Lucca.More
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Puccini Museum

Puccini Museum

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One of Italy’s most famous composers, Giacomo Puccini, was born in Lucca, and his childhood home has been converted into a museum dedicated to his life and work. Music lovers enjoy perusing the collection of photographs, librettos, awards, correspondence, and costumes displayed among the home’s original furnishings.More
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Cathedral Museum Complex (Complesso Museale e Archeologico della Cattedrale di Lucca)

Cathedral Museum Complex (Complesso Museale e Archeologico della Cattedrale di Lucca)

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Just opposite Lucca’s Cattedrale di San Martino, the Cathedral Museum Complex is home to some of the church’s most precious works of art, from early Renaissance paintings to jewel-encrusted crowns. A must for art enthusiasts, this dazzling collection is testimony to the history and wealth of Lucca’s most important church.More
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Puccini e la sua Lucca International Permanent Festival

Puccini e la sua Lucca International Permanent Festival

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Born in Lucca, Giacomo Puccini was one of Italy’s foremost composers. Now his native city celebrates him with near-daily performances, as part of the permanent Puccini e la sua Lucca International Festival. Enjoy evening concerts featuring Puccini’s arias performed by international musicians in historic churches across the city.More

Top activities in Lucca

Private wine tour - Lucca hills and Montecarlo (2 wineries)
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Siena and San Gimignano and Chianti wine Small-Group Tour from Lucca
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Complete tour of the city and walls

Complete tour of the city and walls

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