Lucca, the walled city
This ancient Tuscan city is situated near the Tyrrhenian Sea on the River Serchio. Founded by the Etruscans, it was claimed by the Romans in 180BC, and the city still has an ancient Roman street plan. It also has intact city walls dating from the Renaissance era, which now function as pedestrian walkways and cycle paths that circle the city.
A city best seen by foot!
Lucca is an ideal destination for those who love a good walk. The walkways along the city walls offer wonderful views of Lucca's historic centre, and visitors can climb several towers to get an even better view. The ancient heart of the city has been well protected by these sturdy walls, and the narrow streets are full of churches to explore and local treats to sample. Lucca is a city that encourages cycling and walking, and traffic is minimised by the layout of the solid Roman ramparts.
Essential Lucca Information
Things to do
Lucca is an ideal destination for those who love a good walk. The walkways along the city walls offer wonderful views of Lucca's historic centre, and visitors can climb several towers to get an even better view. The ancient heart of the city has been well protected by these sturdy walls, and the narrow streets are full of churches to explore and local treats to sample. Lucca is a city that encourages cycling and walking, and traffic is minimised by the layout of the solid Roman ramparts.Read more
SHOPPING Supermarkets Various supermarkets can be found in Lucca. Main ones being: Eurospin Tirrenica 411, VIALE S. CONCORDIO 55100 Lucca (LU) Ph. +39 0583 317360 Metro Italia Cash And Carry 1040/E, VIA DEL BRENNERO 55100 Lucca (LU) Ph: +39 0583 494317 Supermercati Pam 22, VIA EINAUDI LUIGI 55100 Lucca (LU) Market A main market is held in Lucca every Wednesday and Saturday morning from 9am – 1pm in Via dei Bacchettoni. Its stalls include clothes, flowers, local food and household products. Chemists Various chemists can be found throughout Lucca. Herebelow is a list of some found in the main central area: Via Santa Lucia 6 Tel: +39 0583 491574 Via Fillungo 110 Tel: +39 0583 491794 Via Borgo Giannotti 406 Tel: +39 0583 343213 Via Santa Croce 8 Tel: +39 0583 491396 Viale G. Puccini 46 Tel: +39 0583 56172 Via Delle Ville 2800 Tel: +39 0583 997098 Banks There are various banks in Lucca with cash dispensers that accept credit cards. Tourist Information Office Tourist Information offices in Lucca include: Servizio Turismo Piazza Napoleone Ph +39 0583 417281 www.turismo.provincia.lucca.it A.P.T. (Azienda di Promozione Turistica) Piazza Guidiccioni, 2 Ph +39 0583 91991 Ufficio Informazioni Piazza Santa Maria, 35 Ph. +39 0583 919931 Further information can also be found under the ‘Tourism’ section of the local Council Office website: http://www.comune.lucca.itRead more
Ristorante Giglio This restaurant is elegant and cosy inside, and absolutely perfect for outdoor lunch during a hot summer in Lucca. High standard Tuscan cooking with a glass of good red wine. Highly recommended are the homemade maccheroni with Napoli sauce, the homemade tagliatelle with prawns, a fillet steak with green peppercorn sauce and the typical Rovellina Lucchese (crumbed veal smothered in tomato sauce) Piazza del Giglio, 2 55100 Lucca Tel. +39 0583-494058Read more
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