The UCI Road World Championship passes through… Lucca!

Probably you already know that the UCI Road World Championship passes through Pistoia, Fiesole and Montecatini, but there are other cities to be discovered! Today we’re going to Lucca, a city situated in north-western Tuscany, a few kilometres from Pisa and from the Versilia coast. The city is famous for the pedestrian walls (that this year celebrate 500 years) crowned with trees and for its marvellous churches and buildings.
Élite Men Road
Élite Men Road
Lucca's historic centre has a lot of medieval towers and nearly 100 churches. It is completely enclosed by its walls and the cars have limited access to the city center, so it's perfect for walking around and biking (also on the walls). There are really hundreds of things to do in Lucca and you should take advantage of the UCI Road World Championship to visit this wonderful city. For example you can climb the Guinigi Tower, have a drink in Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, visit San Michele in Foro church and San Martino cathedral, pass through Piazza Napoleone.
[Photo Credits: Emma Ivarsson]
[Photo Credits: Emma Ivarsson]
The UCI Road World Championship will pass through Lucca on September 29, during the last day of the event, with the Élite Men Road Races. In Lucca there are many events connected to Toscana 2013, you can find them all in this post (in Italian). For more information about Lucca read these posts: Official website