Lucca area

The beautiful and tranquil Lucca is the only Italian city to be enclosed within a romantic, yet masculine, circle of walls. The city is a pedestrian jewel to wander and its walls, once used to keep the invaders out, today are a beautiful park, perfect to stroll or bike with your kids and ideal spot to enjoy picnics. The formers inhabitants of Lucca were silk traders and bankers thus its past richness remains expressed in the city’s sumptuous architecture and in the villas and palaces built in the surrounding area, some of which open to the public. The fertile countryside brings to the table excellent olive oil, pungent pecorino cheese and rich wine while the coast is popular for the chic resorts attracting visitors for its nightlife during the summer.