A hidden gem..
Just imagine relaxing and passing the time in a lovely little Tuscan village surrounded by breathtaking 16th century walls and boasting several of Italy’s most impressive Renaissance architecture.
That’s what you’ll experience when you visit Lucca, Italy, one of the worlds best chill out spots. Lucca is a prosperous, vibrant and colorful town that attracts more tourists than Pisa yet is sufficiently far enough off the beaten track to keep its charm and its reputation for being an ideal place to relax.
Learning about the history
Lucca is a very walkable city. You can comfortably stroll to its Roman amphitheater, past its protective walls, followed by a wonderful selection of trendy boutiques, restaurants and pubs. Amble over to the Piazza San Michele and pick from a wonderful selection of relaxing bars and cafes all around the main square where you can enjoy a superb glass of local white wine while you visit with the locals and lazily watch time slip by.
If you like, you can even rent a bicycle and explore the countryside in all its beauty and charm. Lucca’s 16th century brick walls provide a broad and tranquil road that is shaded by majestic chestnut trees and is a popular place for cycling or just a leisurely stroll.
Lucca is the perfect place to relax and one of the area’s best kept secrets surrounded by unique hidden places if you’re looking for some adventure. You’ll also enjoy browsing through their antique markets, partaking in the areas superb dining choices and even attend a music festival or two. When you stay here you’ll also have easy access to the area’s breathtaking villas dotting the nearby hills and you’ll be only a half an hour from Versilia and endless beaches.