Lucca church setIt is undeniable that the charm of Lucca lies in the preservation of its heritage as the city-state that it once was. Walking through the city is truly delicious and in that sense that’s where its most valuable monuments have more value.
The route that takes us through the churches of San Martino (Duomo di San Martino), San Michele in Foro and San Frediano shows us the architectural and decorative knowledge completed by other lesser-known churches in the city. The mosaic of San Frediano, the portal of San Michele and the front of the Duomo are unique pieces in Lucca.
Lucca Film FestivalTrying to give the city a more artistic relevance, Lucca started a film festival for experimental cinema.
The festival is held around the third and fourth week of October. There are 7 days of meetings, seminars and discussions with national and international guests from the world of celluloid, as well as space for exhibitions and films competing in the official section of the festival. For a few days Lucca focuses Italy’s attention as it serves as a stage for experimental cinema.
Mercato dell'Antiquariato LuccaIt’s equivalent to the Rastro de Madrid, an antiques market held every third Saturday morning of each month in the streets of old Lucca.
The Mercato dell'Antiquariato gives you the opportunity to dig and have fun in a relaxed and busy atmosphere that the city, usually quiet, has for a few hours.
The event itself is very nice. In this market you can find interesting ornaments, antiques and various objects, and you can do it on streets and squares that are a part of an exquisite medieval decor.
Route of the lakes in LuccaBehind the walls of Lucca, you return to Tuscany. There, it is possible to follow all sorts of routes. The route of the lakes is an interesting opportunity to discover the Tuscan region, which includes Santa Luce lake, where there are many migratory birds and water sports. Other interesting lakes along the route are the Gatterer, with a variety of fish and birds, and natural lake in Pomarance Bulera, ideal for trout and carp fishing. The route can be done on a bike, car and even bicycle.