The Piana di Lucca are the flats surrounding the beautiful walled city of Lucca in Tuscany, Italy. The tranquil atmosphere allows pure relaxation and taking a self catering villa in Lucca lets you experience the many fine cafes and restaurants. Tuscany is considered by many to be the most beautiful region of France, and this is easy to understand if you rent a Tuscany villa in Lucca.
Lucca is a magnificent medieval city, surrounded by completely intact Renaissance walls. The best way to take in the sites, sounds and smells of the city is to take a walk or bicycle round the top of the walls. Due to its magnificent beauty, artists and writers have been taking villas in Lucca for centuries as a source of inspiration.
The spectacular walled town of Montecarlo was built in 1333, and the Fortress del Cerruglio still stands prominently over the skyline. A few of the 15 original defensive towers remain, and exploring the town reveals parts of the old defences down most streets. Montecarlo and Capannori are certainly worth investigating not only for their historical significance, but also for their small town charm and laid back atmospheres.
If you have any interest in religious or Renaissance art, the 14th Century Duomo San Martino in Lucca is a must. For pure romance however, climb the Guinigi Tower, with its old oak tree growing from the top.
The Lucca Summer Festival is a huge attraction in July, attracting some large names each year to play, and holiday villas in Lucca are in high demand.
The Province of Lucca is known for its fantastic spa facilities which go back many centuries to medieval times. The 19 thermal springs of Bagni di Lucca have made the area hugely popular.
The weather in Tuscany is superb, with dry hot summers reaching up to 28°C, but winters can be cold, averaging around 8°C. However, the charm of Tuscany in the winter far exceeds the negative effects of the cold weather in the winter, and Tuscany villas are great at any time of year.
The closest airport to Lucca is Pisa – Gal Galilei (PSA), and you can get some very cheap flights leaving from Manchester (MAN)LondonGatwick (LGW) and many other UK airports. Try easyJetand Ryanair for cheap flights to Lucca.