24 Hours in Lucca

Italy, Lucca Guide (B): 24 Hours in Lucca

It’s amazing how much you can see and do in 24 hours! I’d been to Lucca before but nearly 20 years ago, and it seemed an ideal stopping-off point on my journey from Florence to my friend Annette’s home in Comano, where I’ll be staying for the weekend until I go home on Monday. Just a 1hr 20 minute train journey from Florence and a chance to revisit one of Italy’s most beautiful cities.

I always like to stay somewhere central when I’m in a city for a short time but with just 24 hours in Lucca it was essential to be close to everything I’d want to do and see. I found B&B Caterina on the internet and it looked ideal, especially at just €77 a night. I had a lovely and warm exchange by email with Fabiana before my arrival and she was so kind and friendly when I arrived, it was a great start.

I took a taxi from the railway station, although you can walk it in 17 minutes according to Google Maps. I’d arranged that I could leave my suitcase at the B&B early, arriving around 10.30am. The taxi weaved in and out of narrow streets, quite a circular route given the one-way system, but eventually I got out and faced big green double doors. I rang the bell and was immediately let into a shared apartment building hallway and Fabiana called a welcome from the first floor. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 24 Hours in Lucca
Guide Location: Italy » Lucca
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Kay Gale
Read it on author's website: https://travel-gourmet.com/2019/06/15/tuscany-2019-24-hours-in-lucca/
Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • B&B Caterina
  • Piazza San Frediano
  • Amphitheatre
  • Torre Guigini
  • cathedral
  • La Bottega del Gelato
  • Piazza San Michele
  • Puccini’s birth house
  • Botanical Gardens
  • Palazza Pfanner
  • Buccellato Taddeucci
  • Trattoria da Giulio