Lucca sightseeing tour
Lucca is a majestic and elegant city, far from the chaos and noise of large metropolises, it is attractive not only for its cultural and historical heritage, but also for its atmosphere of peace and everyday comfort. Because of its many churches, Lucca is sometimes called the "City of a Hundred Churches". A visit to this ancient Tuscan city offers the opportunity to enjoy its beauty by walking its streets and admiring its churches, the tower houses in the alleys, the ancient palazzos and the many beautiful squares.
The historic centre and main attractions are close together and within easy reach of each other.
The city's squares are particularly noteworthy. From one to the other you can walk through the history of the city from antiquity to the 19th century. The Piazza Amphitheatre is built on the site of the ancient Roman amphitheatre and follows its shape. Piazza San Michele is the historic centre of the city and Piazza San Martin attracts visitors with its Cathedral. Piazza Napoleon was commissioned by Napoleon Bonaparte's younger sister Elisa, who skilfully managed the city despite the dislike of its inhabitants. Piazza Lilia is home to the theatre of the same name, and takes its name from the heraldic symbol of the Bourbons who left their mark on the history of the city.
Every year opera lovers from all over the world flock to Lucca, and in the summer a music festival is held in honour of Giacomo Puccini, who was born and lived and worked in his hometown for a long time.
A city worthy of a visit, Lucca's age-old history is reflected in the architectural make-up of the city, where styles from different periods intermingle: the austere Romanesque style is replaced by Renaissance harmony, sumptuous Baroque decorates the interior of churches and the elegant neoclassicism of squares and palazzos dominate where the 19th century left its mark.
In Lucca the city wall is still intact. Once meant to protect the city from attack and outsiders, the wall is now a favourite place for locals to relax and stroll. From here you can enjoy spectacular panoramic views of the city.
Lucca gradually opens up to its visitors. Slowly wandering through the narrow streets of the city, peering into the many churches, passing from square to square, you can discover its secrets and succumb to the magic of its past, rich in history and culture, and enjoy the diversity of its architecture.