Mountain views and Tuscan Retreats
No visit to the area would be complete without a day trip to the fully walled mediaeval city of Lucca.
This beautiful fully walled city often voted as the 'best City in Italy' is surrounded by mountain views visible from both the walls and the towers. Hire bicycles and cycle around the entire city on the vast walls taking in the feel of the place getting glimpses of mediaeval palaces, parks and beautiful buildings.
Inside the walls the town retains its mediaeval feel, with narrow cobbled streets, hidden enclaves, 99 impressive churches including the cathedral, the Piazza del Amfiteatro (a 'circular' piazza, setting of the old 'thieves market') and various towers one can climb and enjoy the views.
All this history mixed with designer shopping, large Piazzas, cultural events, regular antiques markets, concerts, and every evening an intimate Puccini opera recital in one of the churches - what more could you want?
Don't forget Lucca Summer festival in July, a music festival attracting entertainers from around the world including The Rolling Stones,Take That, The Killers, Paolo Nutini, Eric Clapton; Florence and the Machine and Jamarioquai. Elton John, Simply Red and Marc Knoffler are regular performers.
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