Must-See Monday: Lucca, Italy

Tripper, Amanda Roberts, takes us on a little trip off the beaten path in her favorite country of Italia. Take a moment to escape to Lucca through her photos…

Lucca is one of several popular “day trip” destinations in the Tuscany region of Italy. If you’re visiting Florence, consider taking a day to hop on the train and head to Lucca for the afternoon.

The main attraction of Lucca? It’s massive brick walls.

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These walls once served as ramparts to protect the city, but now one can easily walk through narrow, dimly lit passages…

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… take a peek through the walls…

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… and arrive at the top, to take in the beautiful views.

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After exploring the expanse of the walls, one can stroll around the old city, admiring the beautiful architecture.

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In comparison to larger cities, such as Rome and Florence, Lucca is very slow-paced, and caters much less to tourists. Its charm lies in its history, its architecture, its location, and its people – a small, but fascinating city, not to be missed!

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