The Walls of Lucca are a unique reality as regards European city planning and architecture. Built during the Renaissance, today, they are a leading example of Italian fortification, a large public park which surrounds and delimits the historical center, consisting of 96 hectares of green space, for pedestrian use only. The elevated walkway, flanked by different varieties of trees, is 4.2 km long. The locals and visitors enjoy strolling, jogging, or riding their bikes on the walls.
During this tour we will walk on the external part of walls and also visit their interior, to discover the galleries and underground rooms, recently restored by the City of Lucca and the Foundation of the Cassa di Risparmio of Lucca. The restoration has given back one of the most beloved monuments to the inhabitants of Lucca and has made moving from the inside of the city to the outside, simple and very suggestive.
The guided tour allows visitors to learn about the evolution of military engineering in Italy from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Visiting the interior of the bastions is like entering the ‘bowels’ of the Walls of Lucca which, incidentally, were never used for defensive purposes. The immense brick vaults of the galleries, built for the purpose of hiding the heavy bronze cannons, are spectacular and breathtaking.
- Booking is required (due to the Coronavirus emergency)
- Meeting time with the local guide: 04.20 pm
- Beginning of the guided tour: 04.30 pm
- Duration of the tour: about 2 hours
- When: every Friday from May 07 to October 29
- The tour is available in English and Italian
- Tour fares: € 10.00 per adult - Children aged up to 15 are free of charge (if accompanied by a paying adult)
Turislucca’s tours are in compliance with government health and safety protocols for Covid-19.