Tuscany is a great area to celebrate your holiday in. There are loads of satisfied travellers that return to Tuscany again and again, due to the many beautiful and historic towns that the region brings forth. One of these cities is the elegant and stylish Lucca. Where we will tell you more about below.
There are many ways to spend your holiday in Tuscany. You can stay midst of a Renaissance city, for example at a cozy hotel in the historic center of Lucca, where you are in the vicinity of cafés, restaurants and shops.
If you would like to completely distress on your vacation and feel like a part of a small community, breathe the fresh country air, having lots of space around you and let yourself be fascinated by the vast, beautiful nature all around you? You might want to consider holidays in an agriturismo in Lucca instead of an ordinary hotel.
At Lucca in Tuscany you find a large selection of agriturismo's - i.e. accommodation at farms. Here you can stay in a comfortable room in private, or in a spacious apartment, read a book at the pool, taste the local produce, watch how they do the production of food or wine and not least explore the often beautiful surroundings.
It's a good way to travel with children, as they typically would love to have the freedom and space to romp on the field that characterises most agriturismo's
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Many of the agriturismo have its own restaurant, where you can enjoy delicious meals, which in many occasions are made of raw materials derived from the agriturismo's own production. Other agriturismo's often located near good restaurants, or are worth a small walk or drive.
Back to Lucca, a real gem among the Tuscan cities. You will no doubt look back on a lovely holiday spent in Lucca with lots joy.
Most people who have visited this great city, will with no doubt find it a special place. This "special" is not only an impression, you can have as a visitor who has fallen in love with Lucca, but also something objective: It is the only city in Italy in the magnitude (With about 90,000 inhabitants in Lucca) which still has completely preserved defence walls all the way around the older part of the city.
These walls, dating from the Renaissance, were obviously built as a defense mechanism against external enemies. Today the approximately 4 km bulwark is used however significantly more used in a placid way, as the locals and visitors go jogging, walking, cycling and in general enjoy outdoor life.
Lucca is a wealthy city, and the well-dressed residents reflects the city"s stylishness. You will enjoy going out and drinking an espresso here in the city where many of the cafes are old and full of atmosphere. The circular room in the middle of the city, Piazza dell"Anfiteatro, is home to a Roman amphitheater, and it is an experience by itself to stroll here.
Visit Casa di Puccini , where the world famous opera composer lived and from here you have a great panoramic view from the Guinigi Tower.
The city is not only known for it"s intact ramparts, historic sites and material wealth. Every summer they organise an opera in the open air and an annual music festival (also in summer) where major international singers and bands in many styles appear.
Lucia is the essence of Tuscan beauty and enjoyment, and if you choose for a holiday in an agriturismo near this exciting city, you will experience how rural and city break complement each other and form a synthesis.