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Inside the charming old town many of the vacation rentals in Lucca are housed in period buildings but, alongside this side linked to the past, flank the modernity of services and equipment offered. Independent rentals organized on several floors, equipped with every comfort and, sometimes, even a terrace to live in the company of family and friends, make your stay enjoyable. Also in the central area you can rent several rentals of small size but super-accessorized and particularly relaxing and bright. The proximity to the main city monuments and shopping streets makes this residential solution very interesting.
For the best experience of your vacation, among the vacation rentals in Lucca you can also choose a villa. They are also a few meters away from the Tower of Guinigi and in the surrounding area, being a central location, there are restaurants, clubs and shops of all kinds. The rentals offer every kind of comfort, including Wi-Fi and TV. Some of them are furnished with period furniture and offer particularly suggestive environments.
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Location and orientation
In all likelihood your vacation rental in Lucca could date back to the Middle Ages or the Renaissance and have all the charm of history. The city, in fact, surrounded by prestigious sixteenth-century walls, is one of the most fascinating cities of art in Italy. It is located in the north-western part of Tuscany, between the Altopiano delle Pizzorne and Monte Serra, which separates it from Pisa.
Your vacation rental in Lucca could be in the pedestrian area of the historiccentre and, if you decide to arrive at your destination by car ask the owners of the property if there is a parking lot and a transit permit for residents. Arriving by train is definitely more comfortable and the local station is just a few minutes walk from the citycentre. From Florence, Pisa and Viareggio there are also buses leading into the city walls.
Travelers and related activities
The windows of your vacation rental in Lucca may open onto the lush Botanical Garden of the Tuscan town. The garden is home to plants typical of the local flora but also exotic specimens. Immediately at the entrance stands a beautiful cedar of Lebanon and, along the way, you will come across centuries-old trees, succulent plants of all kinds and a quiet pond with water lilies. On this occasion you can also visit one of the two towers that dominate Lucca.
Lucca is home to many events that take place annually and that attract many visitors to the appointment. Among the most anticipated there is certainly the Summer Festival, usually organized for the month of July. The event includes, in different corners of the city, concerts and musical meetings with internationally recognized artists. In autumn, however, Lucca opens its doors to fans of comics, hosting within its walls Lucca Comics & Games. During this international festival of comics, the most prestigious in Italy, adults and children wear costumes inspired by the most famous heroes of the world of Cartoon and, meanwhile, wander through the stalls of the exhibition market.
Useless hard that Lucca, like all Tuscan cities, is prodigal of artistic masterpieces and really not to be missed for those who are passionate about the sector. Surely you can not miss the opportunity to see up close the famous sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto, made by Jacopo della Quercia and housed in the Cathedral of the city, just as wonderful artistic masterpiece.
Did you know that in Lucca, in 1845, the last execution with guillotine took place in Italy?!
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To discover Lucca from an unusual point of view, look at it from above. Climb up the Guinigi Tower or keep fit by tackling one by one the 207 steps leading to the top of the Hours Tower. The view is certainly worth the effort and the gaze can sweep over the characteristic roofs of Lucca and fully appreciate the harmony and sophistication of the urban structure. Have fun, if you think so, also trying to locate your vacation rental in Lucca from above.
The historic walls of Lucca are amazing not so much for their 12 meters high but, above all, for the 4 kilometers long and 30 meters wide. To walk along them is very pleasant also because, being so spacious, they have been transformed from a defensive structure to a quiet tree-lined avenue. A very special place, where you can do sports, attend events or, more simply, walk while enjoying the view.
The museum dedicated to Giacomo Puccini, in the city center, opens the doors of the house where the musician lives. Objects belonging to the composer, costumes, scores, letters and instruments are an interesting testimony of his early years and his early musical approaches.