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How to spend one day in Lucca

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by Leonardo Drici

Day 1

Welcome to the heart of Tuscany, where history, culture, and stunning landscapes come together in the beautiful town of Lucca. Join me for an unforgettable day exploring this enchanting Italian gem. Lucca, nestled within Renaissance walls and steeped in centuries of history, promises a day of discovery, delightful cuisine, and the warmth of Tuscan hospitality. From morning walks along ancient city walls to evening aperitivos under the twinkling stars, this one-day itinerary will guide you through the best Lucca has to offer. Let's embark on a journey through time and taste in this charming Tuscan town. Start your day with a delicious Italian breakfast at a local cafe. Order a cappuccino and a fresh pastry to savor the authentic flavors of Lucca.
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Pasticceria Buralli - Il Burallino

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Head to Lucca's most iconic square, Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, which is built on the ruins of a Roman amphitheater. The elliptical shape of the square is unique and charming. Explore the shops, cafes, and enjoy the lively atmosphere.
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Piazza Anfiteatro

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Follow through via fillungo and admire the most iconic alley in the city
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San Frediano Basilica


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Clock Tower

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Welcome to Saint Michele square! Here an old roman forum used to sit hence the “in foro” in the name of the church. The first roman triumvirate was held in this piazza.
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Chiesa di San Michele in Foro


Lunch time! I suggest you visit La buca di Sant’Antonio if you’d like to have a more traditional meal, or if you want to keep enjoying the city you can have a fast bite at Alice a very nice pizza place.
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Buca di Sant'Antonio

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Alice Lucca

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Time for a bit of history! Did you know the famous Italian musician Giacomo Puccini was from Lucca? His house is right around the corner
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Puccini Museum

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Museum of Villa Mansi

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Piazza Napoleone

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Cathedral of Lucca


Time to enjoy the sunset, and why not enjoy it from the most scenic tower?
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Guinigi Tower

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Dinner time is right around the corner, here’s a list of places I suggest to visit:
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Enoteca Vanni

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Soup in Town Piazza San Giusto 6

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