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Lucca Italy

Set in the picturesque Italian region of Tuscany, Lucca is renowned for its medieval walls that envelop its old town area. The city is packed with ancient monuments, museums and gardens, which can be easily explored on a day trip from Florence.

Lucca's well-preserved historical landmarks have cemented its position as a tourist favourite in Italy. A stroll past the city's ancient walls will give you a glimpse into its illustrious past while at the centre of the walled city, you'll find Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, a public square designed in the oval shape of a former Roman amphitheatre. Guinigi Tower – a magnificent example of the local style of Romanesque-Gothic architecture – is located a short walk away. Climb to the charming garden at the top of the tower and take in the panoramic views of the city. The San Michele in Foro church is worth a visit too, with an exquisite facade topped by a massive statue of Saint Michael the Archangel and an interior filled with artworks.

During your Lucca holiday, take a peek into the city's rich heritage by popping into its museums. You’ll find period furniture, tapestries and art collections at Museum of Villa Mansi. Lucca is the birthplace of the celebrated composer, Giacomo Puccini, and honours his life and contributions to opera music with two museums. Puccini's Birth Home features letters, furniture and other objects in a period apartment while Villa Puccini Museum celebrates the composer’s legacy with artefact displays in a lakefront home.


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