Lucca is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Lucca one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Lucca is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Lucca or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Lucca. Explore the historical monuments of Lucca with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Lucca guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Lucca page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Lucca landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Lucca.
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Via S. Andrea, 55100 Lucca, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Torre Guinigi is the most important tower of Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy.
This tower is one of the few remaining within the city walls. Its main feature is hanging garden on the roof of the Torre Guinigi.
This tower is one of the few remaining within the city walls. Its construction in bricks and decoration by coats o...
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Piazza San Martino, 55100 Lucca (LU)
Opening onto the piazza of the same name, the Cattedrale di San Martino is surrounded by beautiful buildings from various periods. Founded in the 6th century, it became episcopalism in the 8th century.
The cathedral was built in the south-eastern corner of the Roman town. The façade is linked, through the bell tower, to the old building of t...
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Piazza San Michele, 55100 Lucca, Italy
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
The Church of San Michele is mentioned for the first time in 795with the title ad foro since it was built in the ancient Roman forum.
The church is ideally as well as physically in the heart of the ancient Roman town. It is a basilica with three aisles, transept and semicircular apse; the nave is supported by arches resting upon mono...
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Etnea Street, Lucca, Italy
This street takes its name from Garfagnana’s Fillongo Castle. A stroll here is a perfect way to explore the allure of the old Lucca. Even if you don’t want to enter the number of important places on the street, observe them from outside while you walk. When on this unique street, the places to visit are:
Palazzo Manzi- a patrician home...
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Corte San Lorenzo 9, 55100 Lucca (LU)
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The birth place of world renowned artist and performer Giacomo Puccini and his home for 22 years is what makes casa de Puccini special and worth visiting. Located in Corte San Lorenzo, the house is a museum managed by the Giacomo Puccini Foundation in Lucca, containing many personal items: furnitures, awards won by the maestro, the Messa a Quattro ...
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Via dell'Arancio, Lucca, Italy
10:30 am - 06:30 pm
Highest tower overlooking the city of Lucca, the construction of the structure dates back to 14th century. The tower is 164 tall and survives unlikely to the other 130 towers of Lucca. Built as a part of a home for a rich family for purpose of protection and a symbol of power and wealth, this tower houses a clock which runs on an old mechanism and ...
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Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, 55100 Lucca, Italy
The amphitheatre to host the traditional gladiatorial shows and games was built in the second half of the 1st century A.D. This archaeological treasure houses number of building built since then including the work of famous architects like Lorenzo Nottolini. It was renovated and rebuilt multiple times and the proofs of which were discovered in the ...
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Passeggiata delle Mura, Lucca, Italy
09:30 am - 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.
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Via degli Asili, 33, 55100 Lucca Province of Lucca, Italy
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
The construction of Palazzo Pfanner dates back to 1660. Passing down to different noble families that kept on adding to the construction and beauty of the place, the last family that it belonged to was the Pfanner. The Palazzo is still the property of the Pfanner family, who, starting in 1995, has undertaken the demanding work of improvem...
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Piazza San Frediano, 55100 Lucca, Italy
The church of San Frediano in Lucca is mentioned for the first time together with its monastery in a document dated 685.
The basilica lies in the northern part of Lucca between via Fillungo, the main road axis, and the walls; after the Duomo it is the largest Lucchese church complex.
The interior is divided into three aisles with a roof supported b...
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Via del Giardino Botanico, 14, 55100 Lucca, Italy
09:30 am - 11:59 pm
This Botanical garden created together along with a laboratory for Physics and an observatory for Astronomy houses two hundred species, including early-flowering azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons. In 1920 the Orto Botanico became the property of the City of Lucca, and was turned into a public garden. The garden's decorative elements include a se...
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Via Galli Tassi, 43, 55100 Lucca, Italy
08:30 am - 07:30 pm
An important national gallery of art, Located in the city centre and dating back to 16th century is Lucca’s Palazzo Mansi. It was purchased by the family Mansi in 1616 and the internal restructuring in the Baroque style in contrast to the austerity of the exterior features was carried out by after that. The two wings at right angles to the ce...