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Things to do in Province of Lucca

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
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“Lucca is a lovely medieval town, encircled by perfectly preserved walls (where you can walk), with a magical appeal. You will find several interesting sites to visit, like the antique towers (among all don't miss the Guinigi tower) as well as an interesting food and wine offer with plenty of shops and restaurants.”
  • 98 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Enjoy the view of the Lucca walls while walking around the city. With its 30 meters of height these are the only defensive walls arriving intact until today in the whole world and they are the second longest walls in Europe The Renaissance Lucca walls were erected with a remarkable economic effort in 137 years and represented a deterrent for the enemies. Never involved in war events, the fulcrum of the Lucca defense system, they guaranteed peace and tranquility to the Republic until the arrival of Napoleon.”
  • 77 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Beautiful discos and famous restaurants for every taste, at night; Fashion and sea for daytime.”
  • 56 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“great vintage atmosphere. Unique place. It is possible also to have a dinner. Located in front of the beach of Forte dei Marmi, La Capannina has been since more than 50 years the most glamour location in the area.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Guinigi Tower is 45 meters high and stands out from all the buildings in the historic center due to the trees that grow on its top. Among the medieval towers, which belonged to private families, it is the only one that has not been severed or demolished in the 16th century. For Information, reservations, guided tours + 39 0583 48090 orto.torri.lucca. @ Gmail.com Timetables: January - February: 9: 30 am- 4:30 pm March: 9: 30 am- 5:30 pm April - May: 9: 30 am-6:30 pm June - September: 9: 30 am -7:30 pm October: 9: 30 am- 5:30 pm November - December: 9: 30 am- 4:30 pm Closed on December 25”
  • 42 locals recommend
Amusement Park
“The Pinocchio Park is a memorial park of the famous fairy tale and is located in Collodi, part of the municipality of Pescia (PT), around 50 km east of Viareggio. You can get there by car or bus. Collodi is the town where Carlo Lorenzini, the author of the Adventures of Pinocchio, spent his childhood and from which he later took his pseudonym. The park is conceived as a theme park for childhood education, it is not the usual amusement park, but rather a place where one has the feeling of retracing a living fairy tale within a path marked by a combination of art and nature. Near the entrance is the sculpture of Emilio Greco of Pinocchio and the Fata, near a flowerbed arranged to draw the effigy of the famous puppet. An area follows with a small theater and a refreshment area. The Piazzetta of mosaics preserves the mosaics of Venturino Venturi. Following the "Village of Pinocchio" and the various sculptures, made by Pietro Consagra (the Carabiniere, the Gatto and the Volpe and the Serpente), Marco Zanuso and Augusto (Bobo) Piccoli (the Grande Pescecane).”
  • 54 locals recommend
Plaza
“Piazza Anfiteatro it's a square in the city of Lucca, built on the remains of the ancient Roman amphitheate. It is surrounded by typical restaurants so you can eat, relax and enjoying the wonderful view.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Administrative Area Level 3
“Viareggio is a beautiful place in Versilia, primarily known for the carnival and for the sea.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Just few steps from piazza S. Michele, it offers probably the more traditional dishes of the cuisine of Lucca. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Lake
“Massaciuccoli is Tuscany's largest lake. Think birdwatching, nature, and beautiful views in a little corner of watery paradise. During the summer, Torre del Lago's famous Puccini Festival is held here on a beautiful open theatre built on the lake. Guided boat trips on the lake are available during the warm season.”
  • 40 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“Seven Apple è una delle più belle e rinomate discoteche della Versilia. La piscina illuminata è molto bella e suggestiva, ambiente elegante. Prezzi un po' più alti della media ma almeno una volta va vista.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Church
“The church of S. Martino is a center of Lucchese spirituality and a fundamental stop on the Via Francigena. From 4 November to 24 December 2019 * Cathedral: Monday - Friday 9:30 am - 5:00 pm; Saturday 9:30 am - 6:45 pm; Sunday and holidays 12:00 am - 6 pm Bell tower of the Cathedral: Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 3 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 am - 5pm Museum: Monday - Friday 10 am - 2:00 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 am - 6 pm Baptistery and Church of Santi Giovanni e Reparata (archaeological area and bell tower): Monday - Friday 10am - 2 pm; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 10 am - 6 pm 25 December: CLOSED ”
  • 35 locals recommend
Sublocality
“In Collodi, a small town about half an hour away from Lucca, you can visit the very original Pinocchio Park dedicated to the famous long-nosed marionette. The park is set up completely outdoors. Walking inside the large garden, surrounded by the well-cared after vegetation, you’ll find all the main protagonists of the story: Pinocchio, the Fairy with Turquoise Hair, the Cat and the Fox and many other characters from the novel virtually accompany visitors and remind them some of the most relevant passages of the book. ”
  • 44 locals recommend
Park
“A “must” for all nature and trekking lovers is the Orecchiella Park, a natural reserve, established in 1980, protected by the State Forestry Corps, which covers about 12.400 acres on the territory of 4 municipalities (Piazza al Serchio, San Romano, Villa Collemandina and Sillano). This area with high natural value is dominated by dense forests of fir, beech and chestnut trees; many wild animals live inside those woods (deers, roe deers, wild sheeps, foxes, badgers, wild boars, small rodents like squirrels etc. ….). In addition, if you are lucky, you can see two important kinds of birds of prey in the skies of the park : golden eagle and the peregrine falcon.”
  • 19 locals recommend
Nature
“The Antro del Corchia, with its approximately 53 km of tunnels and shafts, holds the national record for the largest underground karst system. The difference in height, with its 1187 m of height between the opening and the higher end of the cave is one of the highest traceable in Italian and European territory. The special feature of karst system of Corchia lies mainly in its extreme morphological complexity and evolution. It is actually a three-dimensional lattice enclosed in a volume of marble and dolomite about 2 km long, 1 km wide and nearly 1200 m high. A trail, about 1 km, allows tourists to penetrate inside the Corchia and reach the heart of the mountain and karst system. Suitable for children.”
  • 38 locals recommend
Entertainment
“La Pitorina is just 20 minutes drive from Lucca where you can have fun at the incredible Lucca Comics and Games: the most exciting event in Europe regarding comics, cartoons, role games and board games, videogame and fantasy.”
  • 35 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Nightclub
“great vintage atmosphere. Unique place. It is possible also to have a dinner. Located in front of the beach of Forte dei Marmi, La Capannina has been since more than 50 years the most glamour location in the area.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“Just few steps from piazza S. Michele, it offers probably the more traditional dishes of the cuisine of Lucca. ”
  • 53 locals recommend
Nightclub
“Il Celeberrimo locale di Flavio Briatore - The very famous beach club by Flavio Briatore ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Pizza Place
“"Pizza da Felice" is a cozy little place, always crowded with locals and tourists, offering their pizza for many many years now. To unbeaten prices. Never has history been so tasty!”
  • 37 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is where i go, if i go out for dinner , they're quick at serving people and the food is excellent”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
“This trattoria still preserves its original v aim with local tuscna and lucchese food and good price/quality. Family run. ”
  • 27 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
“This is most likely the oldest restaurant in town. Try their fantastic soups. Homely place with casual atmosphere.”
  • 27 locals recommend
Restaurant
“The location is an old watermill along a creek, really a dream. The road is a narrow twisting snake, book well in advance and outside.”
  • 25 locals recommend

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