A gorgeous city in Italy, Lucca is a must visit on any holiday in Tuscany. Walk the 4km of walls enclosing the historic city centre, stopping under a tree or on a patch a grass to take in the beauty and serenity. Next, stop for a coffee in San Michele Church, a central square that was formerly the city’s Roman Forum, before making your way to Piazza San Martino and its Cathedral of the same name. Here you can visit Casa dell'Opera del Duomo and ogle its artworks, including the Volto Santo. Music lovers shouldn’t miss the Puccini House Museum, while shopaholics should head straight for the stores on Via Fillungo. When hunger strikes, you’re in luck – Tuscan cuisine is a tourist attraction unto itself. From porchetta (roast suckling pig) to pappardelle pasta, you’ll be spoilt for choice after delicious choice. If you choose self-catering Lucca accommodation you can also save money on dining out by shopping amongst the locals at the wonderful daily (except Sunday) food market in Piazza del Carmine.
When to go to Lucca
A holiday in Lucca is lovely at any time of year. Summers can be hot and winters cold, so for the best chance of mild weather time your travel for spring or autumn.
Getting to and around Lucca
Most tourists arrive in Lucca via flights to neighbouring Pisa International Airport, from which it is only a 20 minute train ride to Lucca. Once in Lucca, transport is largely unnecessary – the city is best explored on foot.
Where to stay in Lucca
When choosing accommodation in Lucca, apartments, villas and other self-catering holiday rentals are clever alternatives to more expensive, impersonal hotels. Not only will you save money, you’ll enjoy far more space, freedom and privacy too. HouseTrip has a number of self-catering Lucca villas and apartments, ranging from affordable studio apartments ideal for couples through to large, luxe villas more suited to groups of friends and families. Whatever your Lucca accommodation needs, you’re sure to find what you’re looking for with HouseTrip.