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Le mura di Lucca

Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 40 attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We borrowed a couple of bikes (free from Hotel Ilaria) and enjoyed going around the walls that we went around again! Safe and easy ride so would be good for all ages.

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london
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Orientate yourself by cycling/ walking the walls. It's the only way to start! You get a real feel for the place in just one lap, and if you start at the Santa Maria entrance there is a fabulous yogurteria to buy ice creams from. The second thing to do is climb the Torre Guinigo to orientate yourself from the centre!... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Whilst you can walk the wall, we chose the cycle around the 4.5km wall and stopped several times to take in the views. There are several areas where you could relax and read plus we also saw a couple of play grounds. The best areas were amongst the shady paths.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Easy and cheap to hire bikes to cycle around the walls but it is just as good to walk. Absolutely worth doing and not something you could get tired of. Also very useful for trundling your luggage along to get to the bus or train station without going via the bumpy streets.

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Great way to see from above places of interest, scenary and get sense of Italy. Lots of space lots of people biking and easy to pop down into town when u see something you fancy.

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Bury St. Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW

Our group of 8 ladies have just returned from 5 days in Lucca, we went for a walk on the wall on the first day and enjoyed it so much we made it part of every day. There are cyclists, strolling pedestrians, runners, kids, pensioners, all enjoying the wall's wide pathways, seats, sun and shade, and frequent access points into... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The walls go round the entire old town and its a great place to walk or ride - bikes can be hired. A lot has tree coverage to keep you cool as you stroll and look at the many towers and buildings of the old town. There are uneven steps or occasional ramps to get onto them.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

One of the most fascinating things about Lucca is the ancient wall that encircles the city. Originally the city was built by the Etruscans and later became a Roman colony in 180 BC and the Romans were the first to build Lucca's first wall. As the city grew so did the walls of Lucca. An expansion occurred during the middle... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Nice tree lined walk on the tops to the city wall. There's statues & seats every so often to allow you to watch people go by. There's some cardboard statues there too just now!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

we rented a bike at the information center near the station. we biked at the Mura for 2 hours , we kept stopping to take amazing pictures during the ride. there's some many places to stop , hang out , read a book , picnics. we had a great afternoon.

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