Aqueduct of Nottolini
Lucca City Walls
Going through the narrow paved streets feel like a regular day among local instead of a horde of tourist. Most of the city center is car-free which means the only noise pollution you’ll get will come from the market sellers, bicycles or maybe the Torre delle Ore bells.
The top of the old city defensive wall is turned into a ring park, a great way to get an overview of the city without getting lost within its maze of streets.
The Piazza Piazza dell’anfiteatro nowadays hosts internationally renowned musician concert.
It is a pain in the neck to reach Piazza San Michele when driving as most of Lucca center is only a pedestrian zone with so many one-way streets, but I promise you’ll be rewarded.
Palazzo Rocchi is owned and managed by the same family since the nineteenth century. Located on the third floor of a Palace just behind Lucca’s Duomo which stands where the Roman Forum was. It was a great news to be able to use a lift to carry our luggage.
With only 2 room and three suites (60m2) be sure to reserve early enough.
In the morning a typical Italian breakfast will be served in your Living / Dining room it is usually like a continental elaborate one.
Roberto, your host will go out of his way to make our stay enjoyable and have only one concern: For you to enjoy your visit to Lucca.
We only wished that we could have stayed longer.
Rock channel were used to convey spring-water to the San Concordio water tank. From where it will then reach the city center through metal Pipe in the Aqueduct. It is not in use anymore since the highway was constructed – stopping the water flow.
But it is possible to come to the giant structure and still fill water bottle as many locals do. There is even a line to get that particular free water.
You must purchase a ticket to visit 3 of the 4 monuments. If you only want to visit the cathedral you can collect the fixed time free ticket. Never any miracles happened here but in 1910 Gabriele D’Annunzio declared that the monument were miracles of architecture and it gave its name to the Piazza. Everybody since is trying to find the best spot to make the mandatory Leaning Tower of Pisa pic, whether you try to hold it or push it away.
The tower started leaning due to the ground being too soft and constant restoration have to be made since. On the surface and to restore the tower to a vertical orientation. Pisa got its name in 600 BC from a Greek word meaning “marshy land”… With all the biggest brain in the area working on the Campanile construction, we might be tempted to believe this should have set off alarm bells.
The Burano leaning tower is also a good example of it.
At the same place, the cathedral was erected a century later.
Address : Piazza San Michele, 30, 55100 Lucca LU, Italia
Telephone : +39 0583 467479
Website : www.palazzorocchi.it
As we drove a motorbike parking wasn’t an issue but with a car you should expect to pay around 10€ per day.
Piazza dei Miracoli – Pisa :
Website : www.opapisa.it