The Walls of Lucca represent a unique structure in the panorama of European architecture and urban planning.
A tree-lined 4.2 kilometer walk that can be done on foot or by bicycle.
A fantastic tour through long tree-lined avenues, powerful bastions and secret underground passages.
Built in the Renaissance period, the city walls are today one of the greatest examples of Italian fortification of the time as well as a large public park of 96 hectares of greenery, totally reserved to pedestrians, surrounding the historic center.
The tour allows participants to understand the evolution of military engineering in Italy from the thirteenth to the seventeenth century. Visiting the interior part of the ramparts is like entering the "bowels" of the walls of Lucca. The great vaults of the galleries, built with the main purpose of hiding the heavy bronze cannons, are spectacular and breathtaking.
Meeting point: Piazzale Verdi at the tourist information office
Guided tour start: 4:30 pm (on Fridays from April to October), 10:00 am (on Sundays from December to March)
Duration: about 2 hours
Languages: Italian / English
Cost: € 10,00 - free for children up to 15 years, if accompanied by a paying adult. Reservation is required.