Villas in Lucca’s countryside & on the Tuscan coast
Lucca and the Tuscan coast remains ‘Our special part of Italy’, which year round offers an interesting and varied holiday. Lucca is situated in Northern Tuscany and is sure to capture your heart with its cobbled streets, beautiful piazzas and Medieval towers.
Only 30 minutes from Pisa airport, 1 hour Florence & 25 minutes from the ancient walled city of Lucca and its wine trail. You will find beautiful Medieval towns such as Pietrasanta, wide golden beaches with a stunning mountain backdrop & plenty for all ages to do including: Golf, tennis, water-sports, horse-riding, cycling & walking in the Apuan alps.
Imagine a holiday where you have beautiful villa with a private pool as your base to explore the best that Lucca & Northern Tuscany has to offer. Step back in to the 15th century, to visit the Medieval city of Lucca, take in Italy’s Renaissance city of Florence or simply relax on Tuscany’s golden beaches.
Experience the relaxed pace of local life, cycle through olive groves and mellow countryside taking in the sights and aromas of Tuscany. While away the evenings in the local trattorias, where some of the best food in Italy is to be found or dine at world famous restaurants and sophisticated pavement cafes. Watch and learn how to ‘passegiare’ through Italy’s stylish and historic streets and shop for some of the best designer names…this is just some of what the Lucca area of Tuscany has to offer.
LUCCA’S WALLED CITY
Charming Lucca is known across Italy for its medieval city walls and historic centre – it’s fast becoming the destination of choice for travellers in searching of a break from popular Florence and Pisa. The tree – lined walls of the ancient city span over 4 Km and are best explored by bicycle or on foot – They are still the best vantage point over the city. Today the city maintains its authentic charm – it’s cobbled streets, handsome piazzas and shady promenades are lined with awe inspiring architecture, hundreds of churches, pavement cafes, museums, restaurants, art exhibitions, bijoux boutiques and more
The Versilia is the area right along the Tuscan coast in the northwestern edge of the province of Lucca. It is widely known and popular for it’s elegant and fashionable beach resorts. Summer in this area of Tuscany usually means sunny days on the coast or by the pool, then after a day spent under the Tuscan sun, meander through old town centers, visit museums and squares, admire the monuments and taste some delicious traditional products. The night owls among you can also opt to explore the various, cafes and elegant cocktail bars open all night long. There’s something for everyone in this part of beautiful Tuscany
Lucca is the birthplace of the famous composer Puccini whos extraordinary operas are known throughout the world. http://www.puccinimuseum.org/en/
The home that Giacomo Puccini was born in in Lucca is now a museum situated in the heart of the city. www.puccinimuseum.
During the summer months the Puccini’s operas are performed in a lakeside setting beneath the stars at Torre del Lago where the composer lived. 67° Puccini Festival – July / August 2021
More recently, Lucca has become a shrine for music lovers thanks to the Lucca Summer Festival, which gets some of the most famous international artists in the world.