Posted by: Kerry & Jim | 3 November 2013

Beautiful Lucca

On a lovely day in Lucca we climbed Torre Guinigi – the tower with the trees on top – to get a birds eye view of this beautiful city.

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During our time here in Tuscany we have visited Lucca many tiems and this year Lucca celebrated 500 years of its city walls.

Today the walls are tree lined promenades used by pedestrians and cyclists and offer a great view of the mountains beyond as well as into the city.

This first photo was taken on the wall when we arrived in March and the trees were bare, then in August when they were lovely and green and then in October as the colours started to change.

In March the peaks were capped with snow.

Magnolia trees line the street near where we enter the wall into the old city.

But it is when you enter the old city that you can’t help but fall in love with Lucca. There is something to discover at every turn.

The Basilica of San Frediano has a beautiful mosaic facade.

The 17th century Palazzo Pfanner and its beautiful gardens.

There are nightly Puccini concerts – Puccini was born in Lucca.

Church of San Michele and the Cathedral of San Martino.

The Anfiteatro is an oval shape piazza now with many restaurants and tourist shops.

There is far too many beautiful buildings and shops so here is just a snapshot of some.

Back outside the walls there are quite a few lovely homes with intricate detailed mosaics or frescos.

This is just a quick look around Lucca – there is so much more. It is one of the very beautiful city’s in northern Tuscany and well worth a visit if you are in the area.


Responses

  1. Planning the next trip already and Lucca will definitely be on the list as Italy will be the destination. Great photos.

    • This is such a lovely area. Looking forward to catching up and telling you all about it.

  2. Stunning place captured by amazing photos. Thx.

    • Yes, it is a very beautiful city.

  3. Your pictures capture the city beautifully. Enjoy Tuscany.

    • Thank you. Lucca is such a lovely city…we enjoy each visit.

  4. Lovely Lucca. Keep enjoying you lucca bar stewards

  5. Loved Lucca too!

    • Lucca is lovely in all seasons.

  6. Lucca is such a wonderful city! And San Freddiano is my favourite church.

  7. Lovely, lovely Lucca.

    • So much to see in such a small city.

  8. Looks beautiful never got to Lucca after 40degrees in Pisa we opted to go home and swim at Sestri levante, disappointed we didn’t go there.

    • Always next time Janet. Sestri Levante is pretty close.


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