The city of a hundred churches
Lucca is a little gem just 35 km from Marina di Pietrasanta and the Re-Versiliana hotel. This charming city is famous for its imposing Renaissance walls, perfectly preserved over the centuries, which embrace and protect the historic center, rich in history and culture.
Walking along the walls of Lucca, admiring the view and savoring the essence of Tuscany, is an experience not to be missed: the route along the walls offers unique views of the historic center and the surrounding green hills, giving visitors moments of serenity and beauty.
The historic center of Lucca is a veritable treasure of art and architecture, with numerous churches of great artistic and historical value: among them are the Duomo di San Martino, the Basilica di San Frediano and the Chiesa di San Michele in Foro, each one with its own peculiarities and artistic masterpieces. In addition to churches, Lucca also boasts a number of historic palaces that testify to the city's wealth and prestige in the past, such as Palazzo Pfanner, Palazzo Guinigi, and Palazzo Ducale.
One of the must-see sights for those visiting Lucca is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini, the great Italian composer and pride of the city. The house, which has been turned into a museum, allows visitors to trace Puccini's life and career, admiring memorabilia, sheet music and personal belongings of the maestro.
But Lucca is not only history and culture: the city also offers delicious food and wine opportunities. Discover the authentic flavors of Tuscan cuisine in one of the many restaurants and osterias in the center, enjoying typical dishes such as torta co' becchi, tordelli lucchesi and buccellato, the city's signature dessert.