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Spending an idyllic holiday in Italy could be just what you need. Plan on holidaying in the province of Lucca, which is located in the Tuscany region. The province is known to be a gateway to the Tyrrhenian Sea. One of the best things about holidaying in this province is that you will always find suitable accommodation. You can check out holiday apartments Lucca province has to offer, but you can even opt for province Lucca holiday homes that are close to the sea. This way you will be able to access the beautiful towns and cities that still retain several of their historical features. The best place to start your Lucca holiday is from city of Lucca, which is also the capital of the province. The city is located along the shores of the River Serchio. If you rent holiday villas Lucca province offers in this city, you will be able to marvel at the historical area of the city. Incidentally, this area is still surrounded by a wall, which was constructed during the Renaissance times and is completely intact even now. The wall was built during the 16th and 17th century using small red bricks. While the original purpose of the wall was to protect the city against intruders and invaders, it actually saved the city in 1812 when River Serchio broke its banks. Today, the wall has been converted into a promenade, and makes a perfect place for a leisurely stroll or bicycle ride.
When you decide to stay in holiday apartments in Lucca province offers in the capital, you will be able to visit the Guinigi Tower, which offers a breathtaking view of the city. You should not miss a visit to the Piazza Anfiteatro, which is a Roman amphitheatre constructed in the 19th century. From the amphitheatre, you can easily visit the composer Giacomo Puccini’s house, which has been converted into a museum. If you happen to visit Lucca during July and August, book holiday villas in Lucca province well in advance. This is the time when the Puccini Opera Festival is held in the neighbouring town of Torre del Lago. Antique lovers should scout of holiday rentals Lucca province has in the city, as it will allow them to explore Via del Battistero, which is famous world over for antique dealers.
The holiday homes Lucca province has on offer will allow you to explore the Romanesque Cathedral of San Martino. The nave of the cathedral is octagonal and enshrines a crucifix made from cedar wood. This crucifix was carved by Nicodemus and brought to Lucca in 782. You can check the tomb of Castracani in Church of San Francesco. Another place that you should visit during your holiday in Lucca province is the commune of Bagni di Lucca. It is around 27 kilometres from the city of Lucca. In fact, you should look for villas Lucca province has in the commune, as it will allow you to access thermal springs and Roman era baths that the commune is famous for. The best way to explore Bagni di Lucca is on foot. Starting from Lucca, it is also not far to the famous cities Florence and Pisa. A ferry from the harbour city Livorno will also take you to the French island Corsica. La Spezia in Liguria is also not too far away. Staying in apartments Lucca province has in this commune will allow you to check out Napoleon’s summer court and the Ponte della Maddalena, or the Bridge of Mary Magdalene. If you are missing the sea, head to Viareggio. This seaside town offers some of the best holiday accommodations Lucca province has. You can easily access the Tyrrhenian Sea from the beachfront villas. However, you can always opt for holiday apartments Lucca province offers in this town. The town is also popular for its carnival, which attracts thousands of people from across the globe.
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