6 Reasons Why Lucca is My Favourite City in Italy Right Now

Italy, Lucca Guide (B): 6 Reasons Why Lucca is My Favourite City in Italy Right Now

Italy has no shortage of incredible, idyllic cities that conjure up romantic holiday notions. Truly the same goes for the ever-popular region of Tuscany. Here you find powerhouse destinations like Florence, Siena and Pisa that are each exceedingly popular with tourists to Europe. While I enjoyed visiting all three, I wouldn’t elect any as my favourite city in Italy. No, I think that honour goes to their small neighbour, the ever-lovable Lucca.

In my two trips to Italy in the last few years, there are few places I’ve been to more than once. I mean it’s Italy, there’s just so many places to see! And yet, both times I’ve found myself visiting Lucca. It shares many of the traits that make places like Florence and Pisa so fascinating and yet has charms all its own. Read on as I share my reasons for why Lucca may just be my favourite Italian city. 

Probably the thing that most won me over originally was Lucca’s immense city walls. The historic city is surrounded by thick and high fortifications that date back to the Middle Ages. The jagged walls that encircle Lucca have a pretty famous architect, the one and only Leonardo Da Vinci. Built in the 16th and 17th century, the walls are so broad that there is a road that loops around the top. It’s a popular spot for runners and cyclists, but it’s even wide enough for a car to drive around. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 6 Reasons Why Lucca is My Favourite City in Italy Right Now
Guide Location: Italy » Lucca
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: B&B Anfiteatro   Torre Guinigi   Torre delle Ore   St Martin Cathedral   Chiesa di San Michele in Foro  
Author: David Johnston
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