Lucca, visit the hidden pearl close Pisa

The town of hundred Churches where discover the real city life of Tuscany

Wall of Lucca that is all around the town

Lucca is an ancient city with Roman origins (it became a Latin colony in 180 BC). It still maintains the urban structure and the remains of the first fortifications and the amphitheatre.

Lucca is known as "the city of the hundred churches".

A countless number have been preserved and some are deconsacrated. They can be found both inside the famous walls that surround the city, which were fortified to protect the city from attacks in the Middle Ages, and also in the neighbouring areas.

The centre of Lucca is scattered with well preserved Middle Age palazzos, among which the most ancient European State Mint, established in 650 AD. Places worth a visit are the Church of San Michele in Foro, the Church of San Giovanni, Reparata and surely the Cathedral of San Martino whose chapel was built by Matteo Civitali which houses the sculpture of the Volto Santo.


The urban centre took shape during the early Middle Ages.
By looking at the medieval churches and massive palaces one feels the power and the importance the city has experienced during those centuries.

Throughout the sixteen century, frescos, new palaces and churches designed by famous architects like Michele Sammicheli, Antonio da Sangallo the Younger, Simone Mosca, Raffaello da Montelupo and Ippolito Scalza helped transform the aspect of the city. In more recent times structures in neoclassic style have been added, giving the city its characteristic multi-style look.


An intricate labyrinth of tunnels, galleries, cisterns, wells, quarries and cellars forms an underground city.
Thanks to guided visits though these artificial cavities, the tourist will fully appreciate the charm of this underworld, whose climate properties made it possible for the ancestor inhabitants of Orvieto to perfectly preserve food provisions and wine.
The famous Orvieto wine is still a sign of the extra care people from this area has always put in producing and storing great food.

Lucca Dome

Lucca is an ancient city with Roman origins (it became a Latin colony in 180 BC). It still maintains the urban structure and the remains of the first fortifications and the amphitheatre.

Lucca is known as "the city of the hundred churches".

A countless number have been preserved and some are deconsacrated. They can be found both inside the famous walls that surround the city, which were fortified to protect the city from attacks in the Middle Ages, and also in the neighbouring areas.

Wall of Lucca that is all around the town

The centre of Lucca is scattered with well preserved Middle Age palazzos, among which the most ancient European State Mint, established in 650 AD. Places worth a visit are the Church of San Michele in Foro, the Church of San Giovanni, Reparata and surely the Cathedral of San Martino whose chapel was built by Matteo Civitali which houses the sculpture of the Volto Santo.

Image of dome taked in our tour in Lucca

The Torre Guinigi is higth 44 and has a characteristic that makes it unique; a wonderful Holm oak planted on its summit.

It is very romantic to take a walk or rent a bike and ride along the ancient walls that have been transformed into a park and enjoy the splendid landscape of the city and its many bell towers that are silhouetted against the horizont.

Was once a defensive fortification but that still preserves the charm of maintaining intact the centre of a wonderful Medieval city.