Lucca, Italy

Before we arriving in Florence, I had never even heard of the town of Lucca. But immediately when we got to Florence, every single native Florentine told us that we had to make a day trip to Lucca. Lucca is about an hour west of Florence and is easily accessible by car or train. We took the train out for a day trip to see what all the fuss was about and were totally not disappointed! Lucca is an ancient walled city. Now this is no ordinary wall. The wall around the city is massive. We rented bikes and rode on top of the wall, which was so much fun. It was like bike riding on a really scenic beautiful track that overlooks an ancient Italian city. Definitely so much fun and something you must do if you ever visit. We explored the city during the day and I just loved how untouched it felt. We barely saw any Americans in the city. We actually barely saw any tourists there in general. Lucca was way less crowded than Florence or Rome or any other of the major Italian hotspots. I loved our day trip to this cute little spot.




  1. January 16, 2018 / 6:43 pm

    I lived in Lucca fourteen years-returning only to be with my aging parents and it is officially home to me. I hope more people will visit us for more than a day tour, so that the hotels and restaurants get the boost they deserve. There’s enough to do there in and outside the city center to warrant at least one night. In Summer, The Wall is a wonderful place to catch the breeze, picnic, meditate, take a run, walk or bike ride. We now have a museum of modern art and yummy places to eat and drink wine, take in a Puccini concert, spend hours with a cup of coffee and people watch. There isnt one piece of modern architecture imside the Walls and with a completely intact Tenaissance wall, it is unique to the world. As for me, I can’t wait to get HOME. Thank you for your post. 💜

    • Mary
      January 18, 2018 / 11:18 am

      Oh my gosh thank you for your comment. Lucca was one of our very favorite places we visited in Italy and we can not wait to come back! We told everyone we know about how beautiful it is!

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