: Piazza del Mercato
: Locanda Sant'Andrea - ristorante pizzeria
Car: not necessary
Located on the third floor of a building of the fifteenth century and is still owned by the Sardis Fatinelli (with whom he served Santa Zita, later became the patron saint of Lucca), this apartment tells of the historical passages of writers and artists such as Manzoni, Gabriele d'Annunzio, Giacomo Puccini and Roberto Sebastian Matta.
The apartment has a private parking space and then you can park your car right outside the door of the building, in the Court Fatinelli which is closed by a gate.
We are in the exact center of Lucca, in the medieval village, 100 m from the Tower Guinigi, in a quiet court within the Private Limited Traffic Zone and therefore without fumes nor the noise of cars in transit.
Opening the windows you can listen to classical music from the Conservatory of Music 'Luigi Boccherini', located only a few meters.
Suggest, to know Lucca, to walk the narrow streets of the old town, photographing characteristic views, soak up the atmosphere of the medieval city, knowing that the most important monuments are all close by and concentrated in the Walls in a range of about 600 m. from home.
The Ancient Walls completely surround the old town, are covered by a wide street bordered by two rows of trees and are surrounded by extensive green stands: take the complete ring on foot, by bicycle or by car is an experience not to be missed.
From Lucca you can ride a bike on the nearby River Park along the river Serchio in the car on the hills in search of fine wines and oils, up to the mountains of Garfagnana, with ski slopes of Abetone, visit Viareggio with its sea and the Carnival, breathe the atmosphere 'Puccini' Torre del Lago, to visit Pinocchio Park in Collodi, wait for dawn nightclubs of Forte dei Marmi.
Even Pietrasanta with its artists, the marble quarries of Carrara White, the Cinque Terre, the Terme di Montecatini, Pisa and Florence, are open to visitors 'day'.
Staying in Lucca you can attend numerous events covering all periods of the year:
March - Exhibition of Ancient Camellias
April - Fiera di Santa Zita with 'flower market' in Piazza Anfiteatro
July - Feast of St. Paulinus and Summer Festival
August - Summer Festival
September - Procession to Holy Cross with its famous Luminaria, September Lucchese, Murabilia
September - World Road Cycling
November - Comics and Games
December - the Christmas stalls in Piazza San Michele and Napoleon
and ... the famous 'Antique Fair' on the third Sunday of each month (with the previous Saturday).