Lucca top city to visit in Tuscany one of Italy's less flashy destinations with many attractions for the tourist Lucca's historic center medieval towers 100 churches completely enclosed by walls a good city for walking biking and shopping. Lucca makes a nice base for visiting Pisa, the Tuscany coast, and the scenic Garfagnana region to the north.
Lucca a living testimony to past times, kingdoms and dominions, lies in a green valley just north west of Florence.
This almost perfectly preserved jewel of medieval architecture and buildings, emanates charm and shows layers of history from every corner of its narrow winding streets.
Lucca sits on an alluvial plateau near the Serchio river, 19 meters above sea level. Lucca is located 30 kilometers northeast of the Pisa airport and 85 kilometers west of Florence in Northern Tuscany.
Visit Lucca, tourist information, tourist guide and itineraries, places of interest to visit Lucca, Versilia and Garfagnana, useful resources and general information, the best travel guides suggestions travel tips to visit Lucca selected and posted by am happy native in Lucca also advailable as your personal travel guide please contact this post for any requests. There are several places to rent bikes, including the tourist office near the bus station.
The walls enclosing Lucca's historic center are some of the best preserved ramparts in Italy and you can walk clear around Lucca on top of the wall. In the 1800's, the top of the thick wall was planted with trees and grass turning it into a huge park and a pleasant place to walk or ride a bike. There are more than four kilometers of walls with six gates and eleven bastions.
HOW TO REACH LUCCA BY CAR
From Florence: A11 Firenze-Mare Motorway
exit Altopascio, 20 km from city centre
exit Capannori, 6 km from city centre
exit Lucca ovest, 3 km from city centre
exit Lucca est, 1 km from the city centre
from Pistoia: national road n° 12 Brennero and Abetone - Abetone pass, Bagni di Lucca, Borgo a Mozzano
from Pisa: National Road no. 12 (Abetone and Brennero)
from Viareggio: Viareggio-Lucca "Bretella" motorway link, exit Lucca est
from Massa Carrara: province road n° 445 Carpinelli pass, Piazza al Serchio, Castelnuovo Garfagnana, Borgo a Mozzano.
from Modena: province road n° 324 Radici - Radici pass, Castelnuovo Garfagnana, Borgo a Mozzano
HOW TO REACH LUCCA BY PLANE
Airoport "Galileo Galilei" - Pisa www.pisa-airport.it
Flight information phone 050 849 300
air tickets phone 050 849404
Luggage assistance service phone 050 849400
Cargo agency phone 050 849350
Freephone (claims only) phone 800 018 849 Florence Air terminal phone 055 216073
Airoport "Amerigo Vespucci" Firenze Peretola www.aereoporto.firenze.it
Switchboard phone 055.3061300
Lost luggage phone 055.3061302 fax 055.3061664
Secretary phone 055.30615 fax 055.3061355
HOW TO REACH LUCCA BY BUS
VaiBus bus lines www.vaibus.it
Terminus - ticket office Lucca - Piazzale Verdi
Lucca - Piazzale Verdi (from and to Lucca, Piana di Lucca, Valle del Serchio, Pisa, Florence)
Viareggio, Piazza d’Azeglio phone 0584 30996 (for Viareggio and Versilia)
Barga, Via Canipaglia - 2. phone 0583 724303
Castelnuovo di Garfagnana, Piazza Repubblica phone 0583 - 62039 Fax 0583 666674
Lucca - Piazzale Verdi (from and to Lucca, Piana di Lucca, Valle del Serchio) phone 0583 - 587897 Fax 0583 541240
HOW TO REACH LUCCA BY TRAIN
Our guest house is few minutes from the nearest train station reachable also by foot (trains to Lucca and to other cities, like Florence, Pisa, montecatini, Siena etc, leave every hours!)
FS Trenitalia www.trenitalia.it
railway line Florence-Viareggio (east-west)
main stops - Altopascio - Montecarlo - Capannori - Lucca - Viareggio
railway line Pisa Aulla (north-south)
main stops - Lucca - Borgo a Mozzano - Barga - Castelnuovo Garfagnana - Piazza al Serchio - Pieve San Lorenzo
train station "Lucca"
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