My favourite Tuscan city, Lucca. As you walk on the ring park located above the city defensive walls, you fancy that you hear the wind rushing through the narrow alleyways. Looking around, buildings are in shades of sandstone. From a tired dusty yellow to a cheery beige, there are 50 shades of yellow stone represented.
It takes about 15 minutes to get to Torre Guinigi from Lucca’s train station. However, do not miss a walk around the city walls – a nice leisurely 4 km stroll. Torre Guinigi towers (pun unintended) over the city, with 200 – 300 stairs to the top. All in all, one of the most manageable towers to climb thus far – I think Siena or Florence’s were the worst. Definitely do it, definitely visit Lucca. If you do not visit anything else in Lucca, the experience of spending an afternoon here is more than enough! Especially if you should fancy an Under the Tuscan Skyesque experience.
This was the town that time forgot, and definitely one of my favourite Tuscan cities.