Lucca

wallinfall.2It’s surprising that more people don’t use Lucca as a base for a week or so when visiting Tuscany.  When they discover that Tuscany includes more than Florence and Siena, they quickly want to know how to build a vacation to see it all.  Lucca has served merely as a day trip from Florence.  Tourists come to see Lucca, then Pisa and seldom spend much more than a few hours.

But what a delight it is to spend days, weeks and maybe a month in Lucca and surrounds!  Not only is the walled town a delight for the sights, food and shopping, but it’s within a hour of the Mediterranean beaches of Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi, and also within a hour of the mountain charms of Barga and other Garfagnana delights.  There are Napoleon villas, the delights of Collodi (the home of Pinocchio), wonderful vineyards and olive groves, plus the lake home of Puccini and wonderful productions!  Here are just a few favorite photos:

San Frediano Basilica

San Frediano Basilica

Walking and Biking the Wall in Lucca

Walking and Biking the Wall in Lucca

Church of San Michele in Foro

Church of San Michele in Foro

Villa Pfanner

Villa Pfanner

Garden of Villa Pfanner

Garden of Villa Pfanner

Duomo di San Martino

Duomo di San Martino

Innovation when you have to go in a walled town!

Innovation when you have to go in a walled town!

About Sharon, Ticket to Travel

Sharon Oldham--Italy travel specialist. I've been traveling to Italy for over 30 years and have successfully been customizing Italian vacations for over10 years with Ticket to Travel. It is my passion. Although it's not my quote..."Open my heart and you will see, Italy"!
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3 Responses to Lucca

  1. Linda Arata says:

    Great advice and great photos!

  2. aratalinda says:

    Sharon,

    Nice post, great photos.

    Sent from my iPad

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  3. Lucca is one of my favorite places. The medieval wall walk is lots of fun. Thank you for the beautiful photos.

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