Hotel Hambros il Parco
in Villa Banchieri
Lucca - Tuscany
Lucca Main Sights
While the city expanded and modernized, the walls around the old city remained intact - something unusual for cities in the region.
As the walls have lost their military importance, they have become a pedestrian path that encircles the old city.
For some years in the twentieth century they were used for racing cars.
Each of the four principal sides is lined with different species of trees.
Lucca, The Walls - Photo: Elledipi
The Academy of Sciences (1584) is the most famous of several academies and libraries.
La Casa di Puccini is open to the public.
At nearby Torre del Lago - where Puccini had a house - the Puccini Festival Opera is held every year in July/August.
In Lucca, there are many medieval churches and bell towers enriched by glorious facades, some of them dating from the eighth century.
Lucca, San Frediano Church - Photo: Alberto Ferrero
In a few kilometers from Hotel Hambros Il Parco, you can also find some of the most beautiful Renaissance historical Villas: