Lucca Holiday Guide - A magic city in beautiful Tuscany
Lucca is one of Italy's finest medieval treasures. It's famous walls enclose many splendid palazzi, towers and countless beautiful churches. Our rental accommodations in the Lucca area include rural, semi-rural and town locations, we really do have the perfect lucca villa for you. Make it your destination!
Even if you come to Lucca for a relaxing holiday you still may wish to participate in your favourite activities.
Many of our Lucca villas and apartments in Lucca are in elevated locations among the Lucchese hills, with wonderful views over the Lucca valley and river Serchio.
This is truly a majestic part of Tuscany, framed to the south by the Pisa mountains and to the north by the Italian Appenine mountains, leading to the popular ski resort of Abetone. The inviting warm waters of the Mediterranean and seaside resorts such as the local favourite, Viareggio are close by.
How to arrive in Lucca:
Highway A11 from Bologna-Florence Highway A12 from
A1 Aurelia and
then SS12 from Abetone and the Brennero: from theTyrhennian Coast
The rail links
follow the main routes of the highways: principle connections are with Viareggio, Pisa, Florence, Pistoia, Aulla.
If you fly to Milano Malpensa , take the shuttle to Milano
Centrale Train Station, take the train to Firenze Santa Maria
Novella (remember that the Eurostar, the fastest train, requires a
booking for weekend travel), catch the connection direction Pisa
and get off at Pontedera
station. A taxi servic from the Pontedera train station can be reserved upon
If you fly to Rome , take the shuttle to Roma Termini Train Station, take the train to Firenze Santa Maria Novella (remember that the Eurostar, the fastest train, requires a booking for weekend travel), catch the connection direction Pisa and get off at Lucca station.
The nearest airport, well connected to Lucca via the local
train line, is the Galilei International Airport
in Pisa. For information about flights, phone 050/500707.
How to get around:
The CLAP association (ticket and information office, tel. 0583/587897) offers a
good service of urban shuttle buses, which connects the entire city to the
parking areas and the suburbs. There are also buses for the extra-urban areas.
Tickets are valid for a single trip and can be purchased at any authorized
Piazza Napoleone - tel. 0583/316041
Railway Station - tel. 0583/494989
Piazzale Verdi - tel. 0583/581305
Piazza S. Maria - 0583/494190
The most comfortable and enjoyable way to visit the city is the bicycle, which can be rented in various places: in the Casermetta S. Donato - urban wall; in Piazza S. Maria; in via Anfiteatro.
Fire department: 115
Urban police: 0583/442727
Doctor on call: 118
Road Assistance: 116
Railways station, Piazza Ricasoli Tel. 0583/467013; Italian Railway Call Center
Hospital - 0583/950623
Lucca Antique Market in Tuscany Italy
Every third Saturday of the month Lucca has its antique market inside the walls of this city.
If you are looking for a few cheap trinkets or trying to furnish your holiday home, you can find it here in Lucca. Items from the 1950's or two hundred year old picture frames its incredible what you can find.
Medieval objects to jewellery you can see them all. On every corner you will see something new and interesting,something you know you will probably never ever find again.
Large swimming pool, totally private fantastic views around the Lucca countryside
Many people will associate Tuscany with beautiful scenery and glorious sunny weather and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that but for me, even though I love the fantastic climate, Tuscany is all about the food and wine that is readily available.