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.
From 2,208.00 € 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 325.00 € 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.
From 575.00 € per night
Villa Monsummano is a luxury eighteenth century Tuscan villa with exclusive pool, the ideal accommodation for family and group vacation (for 15/19 people).
From 309.00 € per night
From 901.00 € per night
What it makes Villa Segale absolutely special is the view which extends from the town of Lucca (just 10 minutes away) to Pisa leaning tower on clear days. Not to mention the interiors where every little detail is just perfect and of the best quality.
From 428.00 € per night
Villa Terme is a typical Tuscan villa with an exclusive swimming pool with spectacular views. This independent villa is the centre of a property of over 18 acres of woods and olive groves. It is on the last Western slope of Mount Albano, approx. 250 meters. above sea level.
From 443.00 € per night
A villa in “modern” style where elegance of form and colour reign supreme,situated near Monsummano Terme. Villa delle Vigne can sleep 13 people and it has 5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms.