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.
- From January 1 to March 20 and from November 5 to December 31 is open by appointment only.
- 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
- 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
Fantastic place, over 4 km of recreational area and asphalt track around old town of Lucca. Great for riding a bike or walking. Very good for navigating around town, easy access into town every few hundred meters. A lot of places in bastions to play with kids or just sit reading a book. Plenty of trees all along so you can always hide from the sun. One thing - there is no gastronomy there, no cafes or other places to have a drink or ice-cream.
A beautiful place. Went for our honeymoon to Lucca and lived it. Helpful locals and lots of places to sit and eat and take things easy. The city wall take you round to see all the views both inside and out.
It's a nice place to walk or go running. Lots of trees which brings shade (necessary during the summer months). The wall is quite low so it doesn't give you such a good view of the city though.
The thing to do in Lucca: the wall walk/cycle, delightful views both inwards and outwards.
The walls of Lucca are one of the biggest attractions of the city and can be circumnavigated on foot or by bike. We chose the latter option and there are several rental shops near the walls where travellers can rent bikes (adults, kids and baby seats) by the hour or day. Once you've got your wheels set off in either direction and enjoy the views of the city and countryside. Do be careful of other riders and pedestrians and if you enjoy cycling continue peddling on any of the paths in the parks that can be easily reached directly from the walls. Enjoy!