Call to book01904 734 939
Tour Search
#Favourites

Lucca

The delightful city of Lucca in Tuscany, north-western Italy, is a feast for the eyes. Within its impressive city walls Lucca's narrow cobbled streets and handsome tree-lined avenues lead to a succession of historic buildings dating from all periods since the city's origins as a Roman colony around 180BC.

Lucca's compact area means that it is a joy to explore on foot and atop the high and almost-perfectly preserved seventeenth-century perimeter walls a footpath forms a four-kilometre circuit which provides views of the city's many highlights.

4 results matching: Exploring Lucca

Filters
Filter by
Clear All
Holiday type
Reset
Holiday length
Reset
Transport type
Reset
Additional options
Reset
Italian Explorer
(23 reviews)
2020SepOct
11 days from
£1,799 pp
View Details
11 days from
£1,799
per person
View Details
tour map
  • DestinationItaly
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
Tuscany
2020SepOct
9 days from
£1,299 pp
View Details
9 days from
£1,299
per person
View Details
tour map
  • Starts / EndsSt Pancras International
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
tour map
  • DestinationItaly
  • AccommodationHotel
  • TransportRail
Map and accommodation
Our customers love our Lucca tours
Powered by Feefo
Italian Explorer
Miss J Walker
“The holiday overall with the scenery was lovely . Although the journey from one place to another was long at times and the days long in travelling the scenery made up to it but I do think it could be explained more in the brouchures.
Tuscany & Venice
Anonymous
“Very enjoyable tour. Expertly managed by tour manager

At Lucca's heart, the unique oval Piazza del Mercato was the site of a Roman amphitheatre built in the first century. Once a magnificent structure of fifty-four arches and with a ten-thousand-spectator capacity, Lucca's amphitheatre was destroyed in the Gothic Wars, but its ancient boundary now forms the edge of the city's marketplace.

One of Lucca's most famous sons was Giacomo Puccini, composer of operas such as La BohèmeTosca and Madame Butterfly.The house in which Puccini was born in 1858 now houses a museum dedicated to his life and works, with exhibits including his piano, clothing, paintings and personal letters and sketches.

It is cultural, historical and architectural treasures such as these, combined with the city's innate charm, that ensure Lucca remains one of Tuscany's most popular and memorable destinations.

Duomo di San Martino

Originally begun in 1063, Lucca's beautiful cathedral was partially rebuilt in the Gothic style in the fourteenth century and notably hosts a precious relic in the form of a carved cedar wood crucifix known as the 'Holy Face of Lucca', as well as many fine artworks including an interpretation of the Last Supper by Tintoretto.

Guinigi Tower

In fourteenth-century Lucca, the construction of a tower symbolised wealth and the Romanesque-Gothic structure built by the prosperous Guinigi family is a fine example. The top of this forty-four metre high tower, from which trees bizarrely grow, offers panoramic views of the city and its surrounding area.

Palazzo Mansi Museum

Lucca contains many palazzos - the palacial mansion houses that belonged to the city's prosperous merchants and aristocracy - and this seventeenth century palazzo formerly belonging to the Mansi family provides a well-preserved insight into the lifestyles of Lucca's wealthiest citizens. Opulently-decorated and ornamented rooms house many fine paintings, artworks and items of period furniture and the museum is reputed to host one of the best collections of sixteenth and seventeenth century frescoes and tapestries in Europe.

Lastest articles from our journey blog