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|It is worth visiting Lucca
just to see its most famous landmark, the city walls. Dating from about
five hundred years ago in medieval times they still circumscribe the old
town virtually undamaged. You can actually wander round the immensely thick
walls on the tree lined pathway to view the beautiful old town.
On entering the old town
through one the ancient gateways, you can stroll through the narrow roads
and alleyways to get a true feel for the history and beauty of Lucca. There
are plenty of pavement bars and restaurants to sit and enjoy some refreshments,
watching the world go by, before setting off again. I always follow the
locals to get the best food at a reasonable cost, so avoiding tourist prices.
Piazza Anfiteatro is another "must see" in Lucca, originally a Roman amphitheatre
and now a center for locals and tourists alike. The impressive Cathedral
(Duomo) dates as far back as the Roman times of the 5th century and has
been renovated several times over the following centuries. It also contains
several early Christian holy relics, some of which are displayed during
|The churches of San Michele
and San Frediano in Lucca are worth a visit to view the fine architecture
and decoration. Another landmark you won't be able to miss, is the Torre
Guinigi, a huge 15th century tower with large trees growing on top of it,
the climb to the top is worth it for the views alone.
Outside the town of Lucca
but nearby there are various villas (the Villas Torrigiani and Reale are
nearest) that are worth a visit and further a field there are many monuments
and castles that should be seen if time permits.
The local accommodation is
of good quality with reasonably priced hotels and many beautiful villas
to be rented in the surrounding Tuscan countryside. If you plan to visit
Lucca at peak times it is essential to book in advance to avoid disappointment.
Probably the best times
to visit are spring and autumn when it is not to hot for lots of walking.
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Western Grand Hotel Guinigi Lucca
This hotel is located in
Lucca. Lucca Botanical Gardens is an area attraction. Another nearby attraction
is Lucca City Hall. Dining options at Best Western Grand Hotel Guinigi
include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available during
limited hours. A complimentary buffet breakfast is served daily. Recreational
amenities include a sauna and a fitness facility. This 4.0-star property
has a business center and offers audio-visual equipment and business services.
Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas. Guest
parking is complimentary. Additional property amenities include a concierge
desk and laundry facilities. A total renovation of this property was completed
in May 2010.
This hotel is located in
Lucca, and Lucca Ducal Palace, St Martin's Cathedral, and Church of San
Michele in Foro are area attractions. Additional attractions include Guinigi
Tower. Dining options at Eurostars Toscana include a restaurant. Room service
is available during limited hours. Recreational amenities include a sauna,
a fitness facility, and a steam room. This 4.0-star property offers audio-visual
equipment and business services. Complimentary wireless Internet access
is available in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional
property amenities include a coffee shop/café, multilingual staff,
and laundry facilities.
Da Carlos Lucca
This hotel is located in
Lucca. Leaning Tower is a local point of interest. Dining options at Hotel
Da Carlos include a restaurant and a bar/lounge. Room service is available.
A complimentary breakfast is served daily. Wireless Internet access is
available in public areas. Guest parking is complimentary. Additional property
amenities include multilingual staff and secure parking. There are 16 guestrooms
at Hotel Da Carlos. Guestrooms have balconies. Bathrooms feature bathtubs
with handheld showerheads. They also offer bidets, designer toiletries,
and hair dryers. Guestrooms offer direct-dial phones and in-room safes.
Televisions have satellite channels and pay movies.
di Sant' Anna Bed & Breakfast Lucca
This bed & breakfast
is located in Lucca, and Museo e Pinacoteca Nazionale, Church of San Michele
in Foro, and Palazzo Pfanner are area attractions. Additional attractions
include St Martin's Cathedral. For a surcharge, the property offers an
airport shuttle (available on request). Guest parking is available for
a surcharge. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public
areas. Leone di Sant' Anna Bed & Breakfast features multilingual staff,
tour/ticket assistance, and express check-in. Business services and wedding
services are available. Additional property amenities include express check-out.
This is a smoke-free property.
Situated 500 metres from
the walls of Lucca and the exit of the motorway Lucca Est, the Napoleon
Hotel is few kilometres from the sea of Versilia, the mountains of the
Garfagnana and the cities of Pisa, Florence as well as Siena. It is also
easy to access the property from the Peretola Airport of Florence and the
Galileo Galilei Airport of Pisa. The Napoleon Hotel has various kind
of rooms furnished in modern style and offers its guests a convenient living
experience with up-to-date facilities. Some rooms also come with a terrace
or balcony that opens out to breathtaking views of the surrounding area.
Start your morning in a wonderful way with an enriching breakfast served
in an intimate breakfast area. The gracefully designed restaurant serves
a sumptuous variety of cuisine and the American bar serves your favourite
drinks in a congenial ambience.
Marco Holidays Lucca
This bed & breakfast
is located in Lucca. Museo Nazionale Guinigi is an area attraction. Additional
attractions include Basilica di San Frediano. San Marco Holidays features
laundry facilities, express check-in, and express check-out. Wireless Internet
access is available in public areas. Additional property amenities include
computer rentals. There are 10 guestrooms at San Marco Holidays. Guestrooms
have balconies. Accommodations include kitchens with refrigerators and
coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms feature bidets and hair dryers. LCD televisions
are available in guestrooms. Air-conditioned rooms also include sofa beds,
minibars, and blackout drapes/curtains. Guests may request microwaves and
extra towels/bedding. Cribs (infant beds) are available on request.
Featuring an elegant decor
and a warm hospitality, Universo Hotel welcomes you for an unforgettable
vacation. Located in downtown, between the citizen theatre and the
immense Ducal Palace, the Universo Hotel is considered as one of the historical
monuments of the XIX Lucca. Each of the 60 guestrooms of the hotel
has a spectacular view either of the Cathedral, the tree-lined Piazza Napoleone
or Piazza del Giglio with its 18th century theatre. The restaurant
offers a very high quality and exquisite cuisine in a quiet and refined
environment, which is the perfect setting for the calm and elegant atmosphere