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“Le Murra di Lucca”
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Le mura di Lucca
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Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Livorno
Ranked #1 of 111 things to do in Lucca
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“Le Murra di Lucca”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

My family is from the mountains that you will see when your on the "Murra". We are from Garfagnana. A small town called Vagli di Sopra. I have aunts and a sister that live in Lucca, so, over the years I have done the "passeggiata delle murra", or, "stroll on the walls" often.

Most times the walls are used as a short cut to get from one part of town to the other. At others its a place to sit and view our mountains and city. Or others to walk in the cool of the trees during the heat of the summers day. But mostly to inhabitants "la passeggiata" is a way to socialize as they "stroll the walls" after dinner. The "walk of the walls", or "la passeggiata sulle murra" is a way to walk off some calories from dinner and to stroll and meet up with friends,neighbors and to gossip and check out the chicks, guys. Thats the local reasoning for a stroll on the walls.

Im not getting into the history of the walls thats for you to do. By the way Chet Baker was briefly imprisoned in the jail cells that are within the walls, just to begin with something current and modern.

The walk is a lovely way to begin to know the city of Lucca. You have a view not only from within, but from around, the city. You will get a feel as to where Lucca is located in the greater region that comprises Florence, Pisa, the Italian Riviera of Versilia, ect.

As you stroll or bike and in the past drive!, you see down into the city center and get a good feel of how life here unfolds. You will see historic buildings and breathtaking views of the mountains outside. The lovely Alpe Apuane mountains. They are called the Alpe Apuani because they recall the Swiss Alps. Alpe.See?

This is quintessential Tuscany and you will love it. Not the typical "Under the Tuscan Sun" landscape but another part of Tuscany not much known but just as lovely.

You will love it. Trust me.

And....Go to eat at Da Gullio. Ive been going there for almost 30 years?! My God. 30 years. First had horse meat tartar there. in the 70's. wow. Im old.

R. D.

Visited June 2012
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“Very cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013 via mobile

The path on the wall is a beautiful walk. It's not too far from florence. For those who have the time, it's a nice place to visit.

Visited April 2013
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“Walls of Lucca”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 3, 2013

Medieval walls around a flat (yes, flat, even in Tuscany) city that are perfect was walking, running, or biking.

Visited May 2013
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“A lovely way to see Lucca and the Lucchese”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

The (very thick) walls around the old part of Lucca can be easily walked in less than an hour, or you can stroll up and down the ramparts and drop into various parts of the city that take your fancy. All of Lucca life can be seen up here. If you don't want to walk you can hire a bike for one, two, three, four, five or even six... You might have seen the walls of Lucca on Top Gear when James May drove on to them while trying to find his way out of the narrow, twisting alleys of Lucca.

Visited April 2013
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“Not To Be Missed!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

Just loved the walk around the perimeter of Lucca. Wonderful people watching!!!!!!!!!!Plus it also helpful in one's orientation to the city......

Visited April 2013
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