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Lucca and Tuscany
Lucca retains the charm of a small and ancient Italian city-states. His cautious policy has allowed him to remain forever free and independent. Then miraculously remained alien to the destruction of war, still retains an intact one of the most important artistic heritage of Tuscany.
Lucca is famous for its Renaissance-era city walls that have remained intact while so many other Tuscan towns saw theirs destroyed in past centuries. Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the Tuscan coast. Since it isn’t a hilltop village, it is ideal for anyone with mobility issues as well as for anyone wishing to take a break from climbing. Lucca is very easy to reach both by car as well as train from both Pisa and Florence, making it perfect for anyone getting around solely on public transportation. The train station is right outside the southern walls, with an entrance below the balcony of San Colombano that brings you right behind Lucca’s cathedral and into the heart of the small walled town. As the walls lost their military importance, the top of the walls became a pedestrian promenade, today one of Lucca’s main attractions. The area around the walls is well taken care of, with green grass and trees everywhere along the walls. They have in essence become a park that surrounds the city and blocks out more modern life. Here you can enjoy a bike ride around the entire perimeter, a stroll as you enjoy a gelato or simply a period of rest from sightseeing on one of the many shaded benches that line the main walkway. From here, you can enjoy beautiful views over the town and if you’re traveling with children, you’ll also find a few playgrounds where they can spend some time playing. Another must stop for visitors is the Cathedral of St. Martin with its precious relic of the Volto Santo di Lucca, or Sacred Countenance. Traditional legend says the wood crucifix with the image of Christ was carved by Nicodemus, a disciple of Christ, and the sacred cross was miraculously conveyed to Lucca in 782.Other top attractions include the Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano as well as the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower, to name just a few. Precisely because of its immense wealth historical monuments has been recently advanced the proposal to include the historical center of Lucca – in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.
- Lucca: the ancient narrow streets leading to our B&B
- Lucca: Piazza dell’Anfiteatro
- Lucca: San Michele in Foro
We organize sailboat trips to destinations such as: Isola d’Elba, Cinque Terre etc.
We organize painting courses and cooking courses.