Lucca is a historical city located just 30 mins away from Mondial Resort & Spa, in close proximity to Pisa and is known as the city of a hundred churches due to its large amount of historical churches. Lucca is known throughout Italy for its fantastic medieval city walls that still encircle most of the historic old town.
Originally this city was founded by the Etruscans and was then a Roman colony around 180 BC. During the Roman era, Lucca served as an important meeting place for Julius Caesar and Crassus. In later years, the city was an independent republic for nearly 500 years as part of feudal Italy. During the 19th century, Lucca was conquered by Napoleon, and it finally became part of Unified Italy in 1860.
Today, Lucca is a popular tourist destination and has close ties with Pisa.
For those who love historical architecture and Medieval constructs, Lucca is a true haven – boasting such buildings as Lucca Cathedral and San Michele in Foro. Furthermore, the extensive city walls show how many Middle Age settlements would have been defended.
Aside from the architecture, Lucca also has some fantastic museums, gorgeous public squares and a fine selection of restaurants and bars.
What to see:
San Martino Cathedral, Roman Amphitheater, Walk on the 16th Century Walls, San Michele in Foro Church, Guinigi Tower, the Botanic Garden, Torre delle Ore
During the summer the Lucca Summer Festival, is a musical appointment that welcomes some of the most popular and renowned musicians, singers and bands coming from all around the world.
How to reach:
Easy to get there by car, by train or ask our concierge for a private transfer with tour.