A jewel within Renaissance walls
Lucca, located in the heart of Tuscany, is a small but refined city of art that embodies culture and timeless elegance. Its 16th-century walls, where the historic center is built, are a sign of strength and protection, and an attractive setting for walks and bike rides.
Churches, palaces, and squares make Lucca an attractive destination worth visiting. The Cathedral of San Martino, with its stunning Romanesque façade, Palazzo Ducale, the imposing residence of the noble Guinigi family, and Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, with its peculiar elliptical shape, are some of the city's most emblematic architectural masterpieces.
Lucca is also the birthplace of illustrious personalities, such as Giacomo Puccini, author of some of the most famous masterpieces of Italian opera. His house is now a museum that can be visited, where it is possible to admire original furnishings of the time, historical documents, and music sheets.
For those who wish to complete their city tour, the typical trattorias offer traditional dishes such as tordelli Lucchesi, spelt soup, and the fragrant Buccellato, a sweet soft bread made with sultanas and aniseed.