LUCCA

Lucca is a major art city in Italy, also famous beyond national borders for its intact city walls of the XV-XVII century, which describes a circumference of about 4450 m around and it is one of the 4 Italian state capitals that has an intact city wall.

Initially built as a defensive rampart, once the walls lost their military importance they became a pedestrian promenade.

 

The Old Town remained intact in its original appearance, therefore, could also honor various architectures, as many medieval churches  (Lucca is also known as the city of the 100 churches, for the presence of numerous churches in his heart, consecrated or not) and bell tower. Renaissance palaces and monuments of excellent linearity style.

 

The city also boasts beautiful urban spaces: the most famous is certainly the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, born on the ruins of the Roman amphitheater by the architect Lorenzo Palettes.

The most popular street of the city is Via Fillugo, where you can find the main shops. Other charming places are Piazza San Michele, Piazza San Martino, Piazza San Frediano, Piazza Napoleone etc...

 

Free time in the surroundings of Lucca

Free time activities:

 

We are in the middle of the Tuscan countryside, ideal for activities such as: cycling, mountain biking, hiking, jogging, horse excursions and just to feel well.

For those who love trekking and mountain biking, there is the possibility to reach the picturesque villages on the adjacent hills: Mommio Castello, Corsanico, Bargecchia, Balbano and Massaciuccoli.

 

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The initiative is based on the idea of developing ecologically sustainable tourism.

 

The province of Lucca is rich in places, in the natural landscape of enchanting beauty.

Lucca and Tuscany offer the opportunity to those who travel on two wheels to appreciate our streets.

 

 

Additional:

  • Large thermal swimming pool 34 ¬į Celsius 15 min.
  • Large golf course with 18 holes 15 min.
  • Guided tours in a nature reserve moorland 15 min.
  • Cave Rosse is famous for free climbing 20 min.
  • Concerts in May the famous maggio fiorentino, always with world-famous conductors (such as Zubin Metha) otherwise concerts every Sunday in the adjacent Montecatini Terme 15 min.
  • Pinocchiopark in Collodi for the children 25 min.
  • Markets every Saturday and Sunday somewhere else
  • Culture in Leonardo da Vinci Birthplace 30 min.
  • Excursion to the sea, Viareggio 20 min
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Beach life

                                                           Marina di Vecchiano beach

In the north of the mouth of the Arno, bordered by the Natural Park of Migliarino San Rossore Massaciuccoli, lies Marina di Vecchiano, in close proximity to some of the most beautiful art cities and centers of Tuscany.

 

The long coast stretches with a 4 kilometer long, fine, golden sandy beach from the mouth of the Serchio to the Torre del Lago Puccini, in the background the macchia of Migliarino in one of the few, still unspoilt coastline of Tuscany, with an exceptionally beautiful dunes ecosystem by.

 

The sea of Vecchiano has a huge, not very crowded beach. The sandy beach is partly free beach and partly a beach equipped with modern and cozy structures, perfectly integrated in the nature and offering a quiet and pleasant hospitality, making Marina di Vecchiano the ideal destination for those who like to spend a holiday in harmony with nature, far from the stress of the city.

 

The stone pine forest "Macchia di Migliarino", where the soft, amber-colored dunes with the typical vegetation of the Mediterranean scrub present, dominates the beach with its green and it is ideal for regenerating walks.

 

The suggestive hilly landscape, behind the sea, is ideal for excursions, on foot and on horseback, long walks in the middle of nature, on hilly paths, between the terraces of the "muretti a secco" (the dry, mortarless wall) and the green olives in an area rich in rural and parish churches, churches and belfries and fortresses and castles that make these places unique throughout the year.

 

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