Just east of Via Fillungo is one of Tuscany's loveliest squares, oval-shaped Piazza Anfiteatro, so-called after the one-time Roman...
Lucca Center of Contemporary Art
Lucca's contemporary art museum hosts some riveting temporary exhibitions; check its website for details.
Basilica di San Frediano
The facade of the Basilica di San Frediano has a unique (and much-restored) 13th-century mosaic in a markedly Byzantine style. The main...
Caffè di Simo
For a respite from the sun's glare, immerse yourself in the chic Liberty (art nouveau) interior of Lucca's famous coffee shop. Its cakes...
This traditional osteria dating to 1860 is in every guidebook and for good reason. Feast on local specialities beneath huge red-brick...
Lonely Planet review
What makes this dining address stand out from the crowd is its secret walled garden out the back – the perfect spot to escape the tourist hordes and listen to birds tweet over partridge risotto, artichoke and prawn spaghetti or a traditional peposa (beef and pepper stew).