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Le mura di Lucca

Lucca, Italy
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Ranked #1 of 41 attractions in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Bracknell, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The best way to spend an evening in Lucca - all the main sights. lit up and laid out before you - is to walk round the walls of this historic city. Remember to watch the bats in the light of the streetlamps.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

This bike ride is approx 4km long, very shaded and nice ride.I had not ridden a bike in ages and had no trouble. Its all flat and good track. We did two loops in less than @45 minutes and stopped once to take some pictures of a garden. I would definitely recommend it on a visit to Lucca. Unique and... More

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 NEW

The medieval walls of Lucca are a sight to behold . As ancient as they are I can see them from my hotel room and cannot help but wonder what went on through the centuries within and outside these walls . The protection they offered the townsfolk in a time when life was much more dangerous than it is today.... More

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

The walls are one of the sights to see. Best tackled on a hired bike! We walked but it’s a long way round.

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Acton, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW

If you are only visiting Lucca for half a day, as I did, I highly recommend renting a bike to get around. I tried walking the entirety of the wall and was unable to complete it in time. The wall, once you are on it, offers great views of the city. Worth the effort!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

It is as good as touted by other reviewers. We did the entire circuit via bicycle on two separate days and a partial stroll one evening. The views are indeed wonderful. It gives an entirely different perspective of the city. Two attractions that we visited from inside the walls looked completely different from on top of the wall. In fact,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

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

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

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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