Located by the River Serchio, Lucca is a commune in Tuscany in the north western part of Italy. This city, best described in the words of the writer Henry James, is “overflowing with everything that makes for ease, for plenty, for beauty, for interest and good example”. Thus, it may be an understatement to say that Lucca is the probably the most beautiful, charming, and heat warming city in all of Tuscany.
The streets of Lucca are dotted with lovely churches, ancient cathedrals, historic sites, colourful markets, and cute cafes which must be explored to the fullest. You should hire a car in Lucca to best experience the city’s charm and beauty. You can also drive to Lucca’s neighbours like the city of Capannori, Vecchiano, Massarosa, Altopascio, and Pisa.
The Volto Santo in Lucca is an important object of pilgrimage in Italy. This 11th century life size image of Christ on a cross is believed to have been carved by Nicodemus himself, who witnessed crucifixion. Another spell binding sight is the Basilica di San Frediano, a 13th century Byzantine style monument whose biggest attraction is the Fontana Lustrale adorning its interior. Rent a car in Lucca and drive to the Palazzo Pfanner to admire the frescoed interiors, ornate exteriors, and elaborate gardens of this 12th century palace. For an unhindered view of the jewels of Lucca, go up to the top of the Guingi Tower, itself a fine example of Romanesque architectural influences.
Get an insight into the life and works of the great composer Puccini at the Casa di Puccini. His lovely house has been restored to its full glory. Tourists can take a tour of its interiors and admire Puccini’s piano, his companion on the road to great compositions. Get a car for rent in Lucca and drive to the site of great gladiator battles, the Piazza dell’Afiteatro. This elliptical amphitheatre of graceful proportions has seen many a battles and still carries some of its remnants. While in Lucca, you must try out its famous tortelli lucchese and delicious pasta. As for shopping enthusiasts, don’t give Via Fillungo a miss.
Add to your wonderful experience by eliminating all travel problems and choose a trustworthy car hire service in Lucca. You can find a number of car rental companies offering their services in the city, but make sure you choose a professional company.
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