Le Mura Di Lucca2474 Votes Currently Open [Closes at 07:00 pm]
Lucca's monumental mura (wall) was built around the old city in the 16th and 17th centuries and remains in almost perfect condition due to the long periods of peace the city has enjoyed. Twelve metres high and 4km long, the ramparts are crowned with a tree-lined footpath that looks down on the centro storico and out towards the Apuane Alps.
This path is the favourite Lucchesi location for a passeggiata (traditional evening stroll), be it on foot, bicycle or inline skate. Children's playgrounds, swings and picnic tables beneath shady plane trees add a buzz of activity to Baluardo San Regolo, Baluardo San Salvatore and Baluardo Santa Croce – three of the 11 bastions studding the way – and older kids kick balls around on the vast green lawns of Baluardo San Donato.
Le Mura Di Lucca Travel Tips
- From January 1 to March 20 and from November 5 to December 31 is open by appointment only.
Entrance Ticket Details For Le Mura Di Lucca
- For Botanical garden:Full price from 14 to 65 years € 3.00
- Reduced admission: children aged 6 to 14, over 65
- Groups over 10 persons organized with tour guide € 2.00
- Combined ticket entire Botanical Gardens, Guinigi Tower and Clock Tower € 6.00
- Combined ticket reduced Botanical Gardens, clock Tower and Guinigi tower
- Tower of the Hours for groups over 10 people organized with tour guide, for over 65 and for children from 6 to 14 years € 5.00
- Free admission for children under 6 years
- disabled people with escort, schools of the town of Lucca
- Municipal school extra € 30.00 per class
- Card for citizens of Lucca € 20.00
How to Reach Le Mura Di Lucca
- By bus
- Albergo Celide
- Gli Orti di Via Elisa
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95% of people who visit Lucca include Le Mura Di Lucca in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
62.19% of people start their Le Mura Di Lucca visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 2 Hrs to see Le Mura Di Lucca
52.87% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Le Mura Di Lucca
Le Mura Di Lucca Reviews & Ratings
Unique walls around the medieval city of Lucca. It is possible to walk around the entire city and admire the stunning views of the city's streets, alleyways, civic spaces, buildings and also the surrounding countryside. The walk takes less than an hour.
If you are in Lucca, or even travelling nearby it would be heresy to not visit the wonderfully preserved and expansive network of walls surrounding the city. I have both hired a bike and ridden around, as well as strolled leasurely around them, and can say they are suitable for nearly anyone, at any pace, so long as the temperature isn't too high! There is always the option, at every bastion (bend in the path) to come off the walls and see a different part of town, or stop and cool off with some gelato. Similarly, bathrooms are typically only as far away as the nearest shop (although they do like you to buy something first). Brilliant to get a view of the town and the surrounding landscape.
Beautiful, wide walkway around the perimeter of the city. Perfect to walk, run or ride around. Great views of the surrounding area in places. Tree lined for added shade.
To walk or cycle around this wonderful city on Le Mura was one of the highlights of our month's stay mid May to mid June 2019.
Disclaimer disclaimer, disclaimer. I moved to Lucca more than two years ago so I am biased. Even with that, I can assure you the walls of Lucca are exceptional. Fantastic views, beautiful place for walks, and rich with history, this is a must experience.