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Enjoy Lucca from holiday homes to rent

Located at the foot of the Apuan Alps, Lucca is a beautiful city with rich ancient history, unique attractions and the beautiful beaches of the Versilia coast. Whether you’re travelling with family, friends or on your own, holiday homes to rent in Lucca give you endless options for enjoying your holiday.

History

Historical sites near Lucca holiday rentals

The rich ancient history and heritage of Lucca are celebrated in numerous museums throughout the city. Holiday homes can be found near intriguing locations like Puccini’s Birth Home, a museum with furniture, letters and artefacts related to the famous composer, and Piazza Napoleone, a bustling town square with shops, cafes and the 16th-century Ducal Palace. History buffs will also enjoy Villa Reale di Marlia, a stately restored villa and site of an ancient fortress with magnificent architecture and gardens, and Pisa Charterhouse, a medieval monastery with a natural history museum and monastic library.

Things to do

Things to do near Lucca holiday accommodation

Lucca is filled with rich cultural and historic sites to explore on your trip. Holiday homes can be found near fascinating places like Guinigi Tower, a medieval tower with steps to the summit for mountain and city views, and St Martin Cathedral, a Gothic edifice with a belfry and treasury museum. You may also enjoy Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro, a medieval plaza with cafes and a market, or Chiesa di San Michele in Foro, a church built in the 1100s with a carved facade and painted panelling from artist Filippino Lippi.

Activities

Activities and attractions in Lucca

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Lucca a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Tenuta del Buonamico (7.5 mi / 12.1 km)
  • Parco Avventura Sospeso nel Verde (8.2 mi / 13.2 km)
  • Fattoria del Teso (8.3 mi / 13.4 km)
  • Pinocchio Park (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Piccolo Mondo (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Parco Giochi Bim Bum Bam (11.3 mi / 18.1 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Lucca

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Lucca is a great place to spend some time outside. These are some of the area's most stunning natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lucca Botanical Gardens (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Oak Tree of Pinocchio (7.4 mi / 12 km)
  • Massaciuccoli Lake (8.6 mi / 13.8 km)
  • Orto Botanico di Pisa (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Giardino Scotto (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Spiaggia della Lecciona (12.6 mi / 20.2 km)
How to get there

Transport to and around Lucca

The nearest airport is in Pisa (PSA-Galileo Galilei), located 11.3 mi (18.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could book a flight to Florence (FLR-Peretola), which is 34.9 mi (56.2 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Lucca Station, Lucca San Pietro a Vico Station and Lucca Ponte a Moriano Station are the main stations in the area.

Food & drink 

Experience local food and drink in Lucca

Famous for its local produce and meat, Tuscan cuisine is an unforgettable experience for foodies. Tuscan food traditionally was based on inexpensive and simple meals that could be prepared in large amounts, but the wide availability of food options today makes for unique dishes with fresh, high-quality ingredients and natural flavours. With traditional recipes and local food traditions, Lucca restaurants commonly offer dishes like antipasto, a dish prepared with cured sliced meats, and crostini di fegato, thin slices of lightly toasted bread spread with liver pate. If you want to experience the authentic culinary culture of Tuscany, just visit a restaurant or eatery near your Lucca holiday accommodation.

Family friendly

Fun for the family near Lucca holiday homes

Lucca has an array of fun and educational attractions for children of all ages. Holiday homes are available near kid-friendly attractions like the National Museum of the Monumental Certosa di Calci, a natural history museum known for skeletons of marine life and dinosaurs, and LIPU Massaciuccoli, a lake and nature reserve with walking trails and bird-watching opportunities. Kids will also enjoy Pinocchio Park, a theme park with children’s rides, a puppet theatre, a hedge maze and other attractions, and Amusement Park Piccolo Mondo, an amusement park with thrill rides for all ages.

Good for couples

Activities for couples near Lucca holiday homes

Lucca’s vibrant cultural attractions and beautiful scenery set the stage for a romantic holiday with your loved one. Holiday rentals are available near places like Villa Torrigiani, a striking 1500s villa with an ornate facade, private theatre and landscaped gardens, and the Museum of Villa Mansi, a 16th-century baroque palace with original frescoes, furnishings and tapestries. Other options include Orto Botanico Comunale di Lucca, a vast botanical garden with colourful blooms and ancient trees, and Palazzo Boccella, which houses a contemporary art gallery and museum with works from prominent artists.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Lucca?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,744 holiday rentals around Lucca. From 1,043 Villas to 1,464 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Lucca is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Lucca?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Lucca:

  • Monte San Quirico: 118 holiday homes
  • San Lorenzo a Vaccoli: 38 holiday homes
  • Santa Maria del Giudice: 27 holiday homes
  • Pontetetto: 58 holiday homes
  • Pisa City Centre: 149 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Lucca?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Lucca. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Lucca Roman Amphitheatre: 6,045 holiday rentals
  • Lucca City Hall: 6,052 holiday rentals
  • Real Collegio: 6,036 holiday rentals
  • Lucca San Pietro a Vico Station: 5,996 holiday rentals
  • Villa Grabau: 6,007 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Lucca listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Lucca?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 1,043 Villas in Lucca. Our other popular types of Lucca holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 1,464 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 1,581 holiday houses
  • Farmhouses: 151 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Lucca?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,175 holiday homes with pool available in Lucca. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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