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Lucca is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the Tuscan coast. Lucca is one of Tuscany´s gems, a haven of religious buildings, interesting history and fabulous places to eat. Of Etruscan origin (founded in 180 BC), it belonged to the Romans and then proclaimed itself independent and stayed so for 5 centuries.

Lucca is famous for its Renaissance city walls that have remained intact while so many other Tuscan towns saw theirs destroyed in past centuries as they lost their military importance and became a pedestrian promenade circling the old town. It is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini. If you are interested in religious art, enter the 14th-century cathedral Duomo San Martino to see Nicola Pisano's Descent from the Cross or have a look at the multi-patterned columns at "San Michele", the church of the archangel. At the Doumo, visit the Tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, a moving sculpture by Jacopo della Quercia commemorating a young woman who died in childbirth. And be sure to take some time to enjoy Lucca's tranquil atmosphere and its many fine restaurants.

Nearby: Visit San Galgano, Terme di Petriolo, Bagni di Lucca
Distances: Florence - 48 miles, Pisa - 11 miles , Siena - 89 miles
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The whole journey was wonderful, we really had a good time in Tuscany. The distances between villages were shorter than we had expected and the roads sometimes were steep and had quite a lot of turns. We think that theres no need to stay in Pisa for ...
Traveled on: February 17 Read more - See this traveler's itinerary
We had a wonderful time. Traveling by train through Italy was the way to go and all the hotels were clean and the folks working there were very nice. The white wine dinner tour was great, had a good time and learned lots about the white wines and the ...
Traveled on: November 04 Read more - See this traveler's itinerary
Everything was very good. We enjoyed the hotels. The Santa Croce was simple yet interesting. The other hotels were very comfortable and worth the price. The train transfers were easy to use. The planes were fine. All in all we felt you did a good job ...
Traveled on: July 06 Read more - See this traveler's itinerary
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