Hiring a car in Lucca is an excellent way of seeing Tuscany. The city of Lucca is located in Tuscany in North Central Italy sitting on the River Serchio. It is the capital city in the Lucca Province. The city has long been renowned for its remaining city walls from the Renaissance period.
Despite the push of modern life and technology Lucca managed to retain the walls unlike many of its neighboring cities. Originally used for security reasons the walls now encircle the town and have been pedestrianised.
The nearest airport to Lucca is Pisa Galileo Galilei Airport which is twenty one kilometres away. Peretola Airport in Florence is fifty kilometres away while Bologna Airport is ninety six kilometres away.
The city has retained much of its old world Italian charm. There are many splendid buildings which are easy on the eye as well as excellent shopping opportunities both for high end products and local produce. Like many Italian cities the main Cathedral (San Martino) is an impressive work of Roman architecture which Dates back to the twelfth century. History buffs will certainly want to visit the remains of a second century Roman amphitheatre which can be found on Piazza Anfiteatro.
Some of the cities most well known residents included the acclaimed composer Giacomo Puccini who was responsible for Madama Butterfly among other great works and Pope Lucius the third who was born in Lucca way back in the year 1100. An opera festival in honour of Puccini is held every year around the start of August.
Music fans will want to look out for the Lucca Summer Festival which regularly hosts top international acts. For those with an interest in collecting comics and gaming there is the Lucca Comics and Games festival which is the biggest festival of its kind in Italy.
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