Le mura di Lucca, Lucca

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Walk the tree-lined Le mura di Lucca for a bird's-eye view of the medieval city of Lucca. The high, Renaissance-era walls feature more than 4 km (2.5 mi) of landscaped embankment circling the historic city center. Walk or bike around the circumference, stopping to admire the intricate design of the seven fortified gates. Consider bringing a picnic to one of the many open green spaces with views of the city. Put Le mura di Lucca into our Lucca trip itinerary app and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is worthwhile not only to see the wall from below or visiting Ilaria Bianco Lucchesi del Mondo, but to walk
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  • The walls were the first attraction, with us from the station on the way to the old town. It is with them we started our first acquaintance with Lucca, which managed to fall into itself immediately and unconditionally. The city is very charming, cozy and, importantly, moderately tourist. Even me, pragmatism, managed to feel its unique romantic atmosphere and, in many ways, thanks to the wonderful park, located on the territory of the fortress walls. Belissimo! Walls encircling the historic center of the city, originally built in the Roman era. Then, during the XI-XIII centuries rebuilt and modernized, and finally in the 16th and 17th centuries occurred the final reconstruction, resulting in defenses that include three main gate (now 6) and 11 bastions that perfectly preserved to our time. Well maintained corridors, passageways and galleries that connect parts of the fortifications. In the first half of the 19th century, when the defensive function of these structures is finally reduced to zero, the city authorities decided to give them a chance to serve people on new duties as a city park. The solution is not only correct, but also expertly embodied in life. Now the entire length of the wall (more than 4 km) wide walkway, usazhannaja trees, mainly plane trees; installed benches and tables. Everywhere meet statues, monuments, fountains, laid out cannonballs and Café are located directly in the bastions. Outside the walls are surrounded by a large green lawn, no full, and a moat that gives this place even more. In addition, Lucca incredibly photogenic, and that its quality is especially evident here: despite the small height, views with walls on the outer and inner part of the city, just excellent. Strongly recommend.
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  • Walking on the medieval walls is fun and all in all great experience. Lovely views of the town and surrounding area. The walls are well kept and area clean. Can leisurely walk or jog. History comes al...  more »
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