By Summer Brons
Lucca
Italy
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Located in the beautiful region of Tuscany, the city of Lucca sits on the Serchio River near the Tyrrherian Sea. With a variety of entertaining festivals and well-preserved city walls still standing from the Renaissance era, Lucca enjoys frequent visitors seeking culture and a taste of Italian history. EscapeWizard.com invites you to plan your Lucca vacation with us!

Air transportation for Lucca is conveniently serviced by the Galileo Galilei Airport (PSA), located about 18 km from the center of the city. You can book your flight using EscapeWizard.com by clicking this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php) to utilize our great low rates on airfare. Don't forget to check us out for hotels as well, simply click (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl) to browse available accommodations in Lucca.

Once you've arrived in Lucca, EscapeWizard.com has a few must-see recommendations. Begin with the Piazza dell' Anfiteatro, an amphitheatre synonymous with Lucca. The amphitheatre is the elliptical-shaped center of city activity, with a lengthy history dating back to the first century AD and today offering the site of local gatherings, unique shops and festive markets. You'll also want to be sure and visit Torre Guinigi, an impressive tower built in the late 1300s. Today, the tower is a not to be missed venue yielding stunning views of Lucca from the top. Additional popular sightseeing stops include the Giacomo Puccini, San Michele in Foro, the Lucca Cathedral and Santi Giovanni e Reparata, just to name a few.

Lucca is surrounded by walls erected in the 17th century. Today, of course, they no longer serve as a defense mechanism, and provide a pleasant place to take in some fresh air with a walk, run or a bike ride. For further outdoor enjoyment, EscapeWizard.com also suggests visiting the Grotta del Vento, a wind cave carved with a series of unique shapes. Dress appropriately, as reaching the cave involves a bit of a hike! If you're still feeling adventurous, head a quick 37 km from Lucca and see the nearby medieval town of Barga. This city is a paradise for lovers of history, architecture and those seeking a glimpse of old-world Italy without the mass tourism. Marvel in the cobblestone streets, admire the castles and fortresses, and even take advantage of the great outdoors in Barga's beautiful surroundings.

Another reason to love Lucca is the fabulous food. EscapeWizard.com knows dining out is one of the best parts of traveling, and Lucca promises not to disappoint. Savor rich pastas, hearty soups and delicious desserts in this little-known foodie hotspot. After fueling up on local fare, venture out for a bit of shopping. Lucca is a wonderful place to find antiques and other one-of-a-kind items available in shops throughout the city. Highly regarded as a place full of friendly folks, tasty food and great cappuccino, Lucca is just as ideal for relaxation as it is for exploration. 

This beautiful city is a must-see for anyone who wishes to experience the essence of Italy. With the perfect balance of traditional charm and modern appeal, Lucca is sure to top your list of memorable vacation destinations. Book your travels today with EscapeWizard.com!