Tuscany is one of Italy's most visited provinces where you can find the beautiful cities Florence, Pisa and Siena. Through the centuries, the beautiful landscape, the delicious italian food, the flavoursome wines and its impressive cultural treasures have attracted tourists from all over the world. Here lived and worked many of the Middle Ages and the Renaissance's greatest cultural personalities; Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo Galilei.
One of the most beautiful Tuscan cities is Lucca, which is just over 20 minutes drive from Pisa. Strangely enough, it is not particularly well known amongs tourists, although it has much charm and character. This picturesque medieval city is truly an experience for all the senses, where birdsongs are mixed with the italians eager conversation and where the smell of freshly brewed coffee and cigar are constantly in the air.
Lucca has everything a city can offer, whether you go with your friends, family or your loved one. The narrow stone streets are lined with cozy fashion and interior shops, delicatessens with fresh ingredients and a variety of restaurants of all kinds. Lucca, which is a cultural city, has also a wide selection of antique and design markets, opera performances and musical events. Behind every corner appear huge churches and bell towers from the 1000's and in the piazzas the italians gather to socialize. If you dream about Tuscany, eat good Italian food, stay in a genuine, quiet town, close to the greenery, sea and other cities such as Florence, Pisa, Siena, Lucca is the perfect choice.
Many are pleasantly surprised when they visit Lucca for the first time. It is difficult to understand how such a beautiful and genuine town is so little mentioned in guide books. This is due to that the Luccesi have chosen not to make so much fuss about their city since they do not want it to become a tourist attraction such as Florence and Pisa. They simply want to preserve the peaceful and harmonious atmosphere that exists in Lucca.