Lucca and Surroundings

Our Bed & Breakfast can be found in Lucca, a city famous throughout the world for its city walls, which are still intact and stretch for 4 km, all of which can be accessed by foot or by bike. Lucca is also well-known for its architectural beauty including its many churches (in the past Lucca was called “the city of a hundred churches”). The city is also home to many internationally renowned artistic and monumental treasures.

The Church of San Michele in the centre of the city is where the main streets of the city converge and San Frediano with its splendid mosaic is where in April we celebrate the festival of our Patron Saint “Santa Zita”. A few steps away you will find the most famous piazza in the city, “Piazza dell’Anfiteatro”, a round piazza and a former Roman amphitheatre.

Looking up to the sky you will be able to see the Torre Guinigi, which has a distinctive look as there are trees growing on the top of it. From the top you can admire the entire city and its surroundings.

Also worthy of note is the Duomo di San Martino, which accommodates and protects the “Volto Santo”, a wooden crucifix created by the sculptor Civitali. The Festival of the 13th of September is dedicated to this crucifix, which culminates every year in a large fireworks display.

Leaving the tree topped walls of the city you can visit the green hills and enchanting countryside, the villages of camellias in Compitese that come to life in May every year for the festival dedicated to them or the hills of Montecarlo, which is another walled town well-known for its winemaking. You could also head for the Garfagnana, a mountainous area with fantastic views and paths for walking or cycling; it’s also ideal for fishing enthusiasts. Thanks to its excellent salami and dairy products it is also the perfect location for foodies.

The famous seaside resort of Versilia with its beaches and fashionable bars and clubs is 20 minutes away by car.

A short distance from Lucca (approx. 35 minutes by car in the direction of Pescia) you will find a park dedicated to the most famous puppet in history: Pinocchio. Parco di Pinocchio is located in Collodi and is an enjoyable place to visit for story lovers as well as children.