Medieval town with its walls still intact

The primary characteristic of Lucca is its medieval character, an ancient town where you can breathe in the air of times long gone by, with an historical centre completely surrounded by walls, built between the 15th and 17th centuries, and still in excellent condition.

Also known as the city of 100 churches, it cannot be visited in a single day, but it is enough to get a taste of its essence, catch a glimpse of its artistic beauty and make you want to return to discover even its most hidden and mysterious aspects.

The walls offer a panoramic walk with a complete view of the city, of the most hidden corners and the pearls that these walls enclose within themselves, in the shade of centuries-old trees that reveal, here and there, playgrounds for children and recreational areas equipped for relaxing picnics.

Angles of paradise such as the Botanical Garden, the Cathedral of San Martino in the square of the same name, the Basilica of San Frediano, where the procession of the Feast of the Holy Cross starts, and the Church of San Michele, also located in the square of the same name in the middle of the historic centre.

The central "Via Fillungo", full of historical and modern shops, leads to the "Piazza dell'Anfiteatro", an authentic Roman jewel : the old forum stood here, and it is precisely on the original elliptical structure typical of Roman amphitheatres that the present square and the buildings that surround it were built, maintaining its shape and structure.
lucca piazza san michele
lucca piazza anfiteatro
lucca le mura
lucca torre giunigi