Destination guide

Italian charm in captivating Lucca

The riverfront city of Lucca draws travelers with its Italian charm, with historic churches, captivating museums and restaurants galore to explore. Days here are spent walking and cycling along well-preserved city walls that date back to Renaissance times, while excursions take visitors to popular nearby sites, like the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or off into the Tuscan countryside in search of vineyards and wineries. With a wide array of Lucca vacation rentals available, you'll have your choice of accommodation in the center of town, or on quiet estates where you can live like a local.

Things to do

Step back in time in fascinating Lucca

Lucca is packed with historic and cultural sites that you'll want to make time for, from old churches dating back 100s of years to museums and fortified towers. Take a tour of historic religious sites to admire the city's old architecture. The Church of San Michele in Foro is a popular attraction, with a public square, while the Cathedral of St. Martin shows off picturesque Gothic and Romanesque styles. Music lovers will enjoy a tour of the Puccini Museum, where you can explore the birthplace of the great composer and see artifacts and instruments from his early days.

Activities

Exploring Lucca's historic city walls

Taking a walk or bike ride in this old Tuscan city is one of the best ways to sightsee, and Lucca's historic city walls are an ideal place to start. The well-preserved fortifications from the Renaissance era once served to protect the city, but unlike many other towns in the region, they remain intact and now serve as a promenade, welcoming locals and visitors alike for long walks beneath the shady trees that line paved pathways. Stop at the market for picnic supplies before heading up here and enjoy an al fresco lunch on the quiet benches.

Weather

Spring and fall in lovely Lucca

There's no better feeling than the crisp fresh air of spring and fall in Lucca, with average daytime temperatures in the 60s and 70s and conditions perfect for exploring outdoors, meandering between historic sites and checking out local parks and pathways. If you visit during this time, look for a Lucca vacation rental with a fireplace and kitchen, perfect for spending evenings indoors cooking up an Italian feast and sampling the Tuscan wines the region is famous for. July and August can be hot, so be sure to secure a rental with air conditioning for summer vacations.

Natural features

Off to the coast from Lucca

Just a few kilometers from the city, Natural Park Migliarino San Rossore is a great spot to get back to nature on the Mediterranean coast. The landscapes here cover everything from marshes and sand dunes to thick forests, packed with all kinds of native flora and fauna to discover. Boardwalks and paths feature educational signs detailing the birds and wildlife you might see, or you can take boat or canoe rides on the waterways for a different perspective. There are plenty of activities to fill a whole day here, before you head back for an Italian supper at your Lucca vacation rental.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Lucca

The nearest airport is in Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei), located 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Florence (FLR-Peretola), which is 34.9 mi (56.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lucca Station, Lucca San Pietro a Vico Station and Lucca Ponte a Moriano Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay around Lucca?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 5,158 vacation rentals near Lucca. From 1,212 Villas to 1,470 Houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Lucca for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when traveling to Lucca?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Lucca:

  • San Lorenzo a Vaccoli: 47 vacation rentals
  • Santa Maria del Giudice: 38 vacation rentals
  • Monte San Quirico: 133 vacation rentals
  • Pontetetto: 62 vacation rentals
  • Pisa City Centre: 154 vacation rentals

For other neighborhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to Lucca?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in Lucca. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lucca Center Of Contemporary Art: 6,408 vacation rentals
  • Lucca Roman Amphitheatre: 6,410 vacation rentals
  • Torre delle Ore: 6,418 vacation rentals
  • Villa Bottini: 6,432 vacation rentals
  • Porta San Pietro: 6,414 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lucca listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Lucca?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 1,212 Villas in Lucca. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Lucca include:

  • Houses: 1,470 rentals available
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,733 rentals available
  • Farmhouses: 190 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Lucca?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,401 vacation rentals with pool available in Lucca. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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