City Center and Amphitheatre Sqaure
The pride of Tuscany, City of Lucca is a must while on holiday in Tuscany for its artistic, cultural and architectural beauty, to the unique and striking atmosphere that reigns in the city center and the many traditional dishes of Lucca.
The cozy streets of the Lucca’s old town offer visitors the opportunity to immerse themselves in an atmosphere rich in history and culture, and to participate in the interesting events that take place here as Lucca Summer Festival, a big and international festival that turns the old town of Lucca in a big stage and Lucca Comics & Games, the international comics festival. Not to be missed is the beautiful and ancient Amphitheatre Square, now also called the Market Square, the jewel of Lucca’s center, where visitors can enjoy traditional restaurants and trattorias, pubs and art galleries and the traditional Flower Market in tribute to Saint Zita, an event that sees the beautiful square of Lucca immersed in bright colors on April 27th every year.
Undisputed symbol of the Tuscan city, Lucca’s Walls are the urban park known worldwide for the beauty and cultural beauty and for their historical value. Composed of twelve curtains of 12 meters high and 30 meters wide, the Walls of Lucca stretch for over four kilometers and represent the greatest example of modern European fortress, a cultural and tourist resource for the city. A quiet afternoon on the Walls of Lucca, ideal for walks in between the trees with a view that takes your breath away: the historic old town of Lucca built in the characteristic Tuscan style, a unique place in the world with the bell towers of its churches emerging from the rooftops.
Cathedral of Lucca
The Cathedral of St. Martin also known as the Cathedral of Lucca, is one of the many churches of the old town that can very well testify the artistic wealth of the city of Lucca. Founded by San Frediano in the eleventh century, The Cathedral stands out for its beauty and architectural renaissance impressive style. Inside, the visitor can admire a number of masterpieces by artists such as Jacopo della Quercia, Tintoretto and Nicola Pisano. The Cathedral of Lucca is also known as a place of pilgrimage, a milestone for those traveling along the Via Francigena , the street leading from France to Rome.
Gardens of Pfanner Palace
A few steps from the Walls of Lucca, visitors have the opportunity to visit the Pfanner Palace which dates back to 1660 and its monumental Italian baroque gardens. A kaleidoscope of shapes, colors and scents, the gardens of Palazzo Pfanner stretch out from the building to Lucca’s Walls; green areas, in which alternate according to the nature laurel hedges, pine trees, magnolias, peonies, lemon trees, hydrangeas, camellias and roses, are divided into seven rectangular spaces bordered by delightful paths. The gardens of the Palazzo Pfanner impress with botanical variety and the perfect geometry of the shapes, the beauty of the allegories of the four seasons and the essential elements: fire, air and water.