Lucca and its surroundings

For its monumental and historic wealth, Lucca's center has been proposed as an addition to the UNESCO World Heritage List. It is bountiful with impressive touristic attraction, beginning with the nearly-intact walls that surround the city. You can access the city, passing through one of its six gates; moving clockwise from the north, they are: Porta Santa Maria (1592), St. James Gate or Porta San Jacopo alla Tomba (1930), Porta Elisa (1811 dedicated to Elisa Baciocchi), Porta San Pietro (1565), Porta Sant'Anna, Porta Vittorio Emanuele or Buco di Sant'Anna (1910), and Porta San Donato (1629). Other gates, the traces of even more ancient walls, are: the Old Porta San Donato (1590), in Piazza San Donato, seat of the Opera delle Mure; Porta San Gervasio (1198), along Via del Fosso (dating back to the Middle Ages); and Porta dei Borghi.

The old town has preserved its Medieval appearance (due to its finely-worked architecture), ancient and numerous churches (Lucca is also called the "city of 100 churches") and, thanks to its many towers, bell towers and monumental Renaissance palaces. Among the towers, the Clock Tower is the highest, at 164 ft; here you can admire the hand-wound clock mechanism and the internal wooden staircase, with its well-preserved 207 steps. The Torre Guinigi is one of the most representative monuments of Lucca, curiously displaying a fan of holm oaks at its top. See some of the city's other charming piazzas: Piazza Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre by architect Lorenzo Nottolini; Piazza San Michele, historic heart of the city; Piazza San Martino with the famous Duomo; Piazza Napoleone, requested by Elisa Baciocchi during her Principality; and Piazza del Giglio, overlooking the homonymous theatre.

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From 1.767,00 € per night

Casa Matteucci is located in the famous area of Vorno: a gracious small village at the foot of Mount Pisano, which separates Lucca from Pisa. A place rich in history and beautiful nature: small streams, breath-taking landscapes and amazing panoramas.

From 2.210,00 € per night

Short distance from the ancient town of Lucca, an elegant farmhouse immersed in the Tuscan countryside surrounded by olive groves. It features a big garden, with a pool and a huge alfresco dining area with BBQ shaded by beautiful trellis covered with roses.

From 1.108,00 € per night

At the foot of Mount Pisano, in the valley of Vorno, (6 km from Lucca) is situated this beautiful typical Tuscan oil mill, immersed among olive groves. The property was first the private oil mill of the family Controni and then used by the famous architect Felice Matteucci who invented the first stroke engine (prototype to the modern day motor car) in his workshop next to the Villa.

From 1.216,00 € per night

Villa Alfresco is a special villa for rent in Tuscany with a beautiful heated pool and a stunning panoramic view: what the guests love most is the garden, as well as the veranda area, overlooking the valley and facing the old medieval village of Montecatini Alto.

From 3.415,00 € per night

Borgo Bernardini was once the hunting lodge of Count Cosimo Bernardini. Every aristocratic family in Lucca used to own a property in the countryside outside the city walls.

From 618,00 € per night

This beautiful independent villa has a private pool and is located in a scenic position, upon a hill and overlooking a valley, within the province of Pistoia. The rental has modern facilities and has been both comfortably and tastefully furnished.

From 3.240,00 € per night

Built as the summer residence of the important Controni family, noble merchants of Lucca, through the centuries the house has hosted many famous personalities, such as Prince Frederick of Denmark and Norway.

From 443,00 € per night

Villa Cozzile is situated in the Valdinievole, in the heart of Tuscany, on the hill overlooking the ancient spa town of Montecatini. It’s an ideal point of departure to visit the main attractive cities of Florence, Siena and Pisa, the charming Versilia coast and the enchanting Pinocchio Park at Collodi, where you can spend holidays featured by relax and fun.

From 2.210,00 € per night

Majestic frescoed rooms combine with modern conveniences immersed in a vast parkland with pool and private pond with graceful swans. Originally built in 1624 this magnificent Villa was the summer residence of Count Cosimo Bernardini, whose family has played a key role in the administration of the Republic of Lucca for centuries.

From 382,00 € per night

Amongst the green hills of Montecatini Terme, a city famous for centuries for its thermal waters and consequential famous visitors, Villa Maona is an antique 18th century villa which has been completely restored internally.