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Taking a trip to Italy? Visiting Lucca, Italy is a must! Bike rides in summer dresses through cobblestone streets. Vibrant green trees bursting with juicy lemons, and skies filled with cotton candy sunsets. Mountainous landscapes fill the distant horizon, as beautiful music fills your ears from around the main square. An afternoon under the Tuscan sun, this is visiting Lucca, Italy.
For years I have seen Lucca pop up on lists of top cities in Italy. Yet despite its famed title of the birthplace of one of the world’s most renowned opera composers Giacomo Puccini, this quaint city does not offer all that much in terms of tourist attractions. Despite this, I was lured into visiting Lucca, and I was definitely not disappointed but what it had to offer.
Visiting Lucca, Italy: Where to Stay
If you’re visiting Lucca, then B&B Cento Passi dalle Mura is a must. B&B Cento Passi dalle Mura was the perfect home for our Tuscan adventure. The owners were super friendly, and the house offered everything that we could possibly need: comfy beds and clean showers, a delicious spread for breakfast, bike rentals onsite, and close proximity to the old town walls. There is also a supermarket nearby. With prices averaging 50 euros a night, the B&B provides a luxurious stay, without breaking the budget.
Visiting Lucca, Italy: What to Do
Get Lost Walking the City Walls
Visiting Lucca, Italy is simply about being present in the moment and enjoying. Lucca is the perfect getaway from the big Italian cities. Lucca is the place to forgo the travel itineraries and simply live in the moment, taking in the beauty that surrounds you. The best way to get around town in on foot and by bike, exploring the perimeter of the sixteenth century walls.
Explore Piazza dell’Anfiteatro
Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, or the Amphitheatre Square, is Lucca’s center square. It is the perfect place to sit around and enjoy great cuisine and, perhaps, a gelato, or two, while taking in the views.
Climb the Torre Guingi (Guingi Towers)
Pay a small entrance fee to climb the Guingi Towers and enjoy great panoramic views of the entire city!
Experience a Puccini Concert
For any opera buffs out there, you’ll be happy to know that Lucca is the only city in the world that offers a live concert dedicated to Puccini every single night of the year, yes that’s 365 days of Puccini loving! Every night at San Giovanni church the concert runs approximately one hour, starting at 7pm. Tickets cost 25 euro each (20 euro for students)
Visit the Home of Giacomo Puccini
Here are some other articles that you should check out if you’re planning your trip to Italy:
- 24 Hours in Rome
- Cinque Terre Itinerary
- Road Trip in the Dolomites
- 7 Spots you Can’t Miss in the Dolomites
- A Guide to Hiking Seceda, Dolomites
- How to Get to the Dolomites, Italy
All in all, visiting Lucca is a must on your next trip to Italy! If you enjoyed what you read about visiting Lucca, Italy, be sure to PIN it for later.