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The Ramparts

The Ramparts

Above and under Lucca’s defensive walls


The Walls of Lucca are a unique reality, as far as European city planning and architecture are concerned.


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April, May, June, July, August, September, October

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Activities included

  • guided tour of Lucca’s old town

Not included in the program

  • admission tickets to monuments
  • anything not mentioned under "activities included"

Tourist information office, Piazzale Giuseppe Verdi in Lucca at 1.50 p.m.

From December 3 to March 23, the tour will only be held on Sundays at 10.00 a.m.
Children under 17, if with paying adult, are free.

€ 15 per person (min 1)

The Walls of Lucca are a unique reality, as far as European city planning and architecture are concerned. Built during the Renaissance, today, they are a leading example of Italian fortification. The Walls have been turned into a large public park consisting of 96 hectares of green space, which surrounds and delineates the historical centre, and is for pedestrian use only. The tree-lined walkway is 4.2 km long flanked by different varieties of trees, and is suitable for strolling, jogging, or riding bikes.

During this tour, you will follow a route which moves above and below the Walls - to discover the interiors of some of the bastions restored thanks to the City of Lucca and the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Lucca.
Visiting them is like entering the "bowels" of the Walls of Lucca, although never actually used for defensive purposes. You will discover the immense and spectacular brick vaults of the galleries, built with the main purpose of hiding the heavy bronze cannons, and understand the evolution of military engineering in Italy from the 13th to the 17th century.

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Highly capable and specialized, Turislucca’s local and naturalist tourist guides will be glad to share the passion they nurture for their land and job. Their tours are planned in a modern, dynamic, and highly enjoyable way, and they will not fail to amaze you.