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Destination guide

Explore Lucca in holiday lettings

Where the Tuscan hills roll down to meet the Tyrrhenian Sea is where Lucca waits to impress culture vultures, foodies, heritage buffs – you name it. With its striking ring of 16th-century fortifications and picture-postcard piazzas, hemmed in by honey-coloured homes, it's simply lovely just strolling the lanes. But Lucca probably won't let you do just that. Wineries and fine trattorias beckon on every corner. There's a grand Ducal Palace that demands attention, a Roman theatre and the curiously tree-topped Torre Guinigi. All that's backed up by Lucca holiday rentals that ooze class, style and traditional character.

History

Historic sites near Lucca holiday rentals

Lucca boasts numerous historic sites with fascinating stories. Holiday homes can be found near intriguing places like the St. Martin Cathedral, an 11th-century place of worship with a bell tower, carved medieval crucifix and treasury museum, and the Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church with a golden mosaic façade and ornate architecture. You’ll also like the Walls of Lucca, a set of ancient city walls with recreational pathways for expansive vistas.

Things to do

Places to go near Lucca holiday lettings

Lucca is like a living museum in itself – those 400-year-old walls, those pretty palazzos. But it also has actual exhibition spaces that are worthy of a visit, too. Check out the Puccini Museum, which helps to chronicle the life and works of the revered Italian composer in the place of his birth. Then there's the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, complete with centuries-old tapestries and interesting portraiture. The handsome Duomo di San Martino also magnetises, with its labyrinth pattern – carved in stone – and mysterious shrines; it's on Piazza Antelminelli.

Activities

Things to do near Lucca holiday homes

Bag yourself one of the Lucca holiday rentals in the city's historical centre and you can lose yourself in a rabbit warren of cobbled lanes and archways, all leading to wide piazzas, where Italian restaurants beckon with rustic farro stews and Tuscan cold cuts. Another walking tour takes place up on the 2.5-mile-long city walls. They date from the Renaissance era and are wide enough to ride a bike across – watch for glimpses of medieval towers and grand cathedrals as you pedal.

Weather

Local weather for your stay in Lucca holiday homes

Lucca is at its busiest in the summer months. They come at roughly the same time as in the UK, running from June to August, only they get hotter – much hotter. Bring clothes for temperatures in the 30s and plenty of sunscreen, to boot. In fact, you might just want to consider bagging yourself one of the rustic Lucca holiday rentals with a pool in the nearby Tuscan hills, just to help cool off. Alternatively, a visit in autumn months, like September and October, will be milder and have the added bonus of local food festivals.

Natural features

Traditional Tuscan lands around Lucca

Whisper the words "Western Tuscany" and what comes to mind? Rolling hills covered in vineyards and slender cypresses are a good start. What about valleys clogged with oak groves and chestnut trees, little babbling rivers or hot bubbling springs between the lot? What about rugged peaks with sheer rock faces and Alpine lakes hidden below? That's all on offer just north of Lucca, where the rises of the Alpi Apuane begins. To the west of town is the sea, where the wide sands of Lunigiana start and ferries rumble out to reach Corsica and the Tuscan Archipelago.

How to get there

Transport to and around Lucca

The nearest airport is in Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei), located 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Florence (FLR-Peretola), which is 34.9 mi (56.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lucca Station, Lucca San Pietro a Vico Station and Lucca Ponte a Moriano Station are the main stations in the area.

Family friendly

Family fun near Lucca holiday homes

Families with children will enjoy the array of kid-friendly attractions in Lucca. Holiday rentals are available near kid-friendly places like Pinocchio Park, a theme park with children’s rides, a puppet theatre, a hedge maze and other attractions, and Pisa Charterhouse, a Carthusian monastery with a library and a natural history museum. Kids will also like the Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa, which showcases geology, fossil and other natural history artefacts.

How many holiday rentals are available around Lucca?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,473 holiday lettings around Lucca. From 1,079 villas to 1,238 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lucca?

HomeAway.co.uk offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Lucca. From HomeAway.co.uk travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lucca Roman Amphitheatre: 5,531 holiday lettings
  • Lucca City Hall: 5,529 holiday lettings
  • Lucca Center Of Contemporary Art: 5,540 holiday lettings
  • Casa di Puccini: 5,526 holiday lettings
  • Lucca Station: 5,561 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Lucca listed on HomeAway.co.uk where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Lucca?

Yes, of course. HomeAway.co.uk offers 1,079 Villas in Lucca. Our other popular types of Lucca holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,238 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 1,632 self catering accommodations
  • Farmhouses: 121 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lucca?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,350 holiday homes with pool available in Lucca. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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