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Discover Tuscany: A Day Trip In Lucca

One of the ancient treasures that have a permanent place in Tuscany is Lucca and it’s so for a number of reasons. First, it is known to be a town that is surrounded by walls and this makes it possess great historical relevance to both Tuscany and Italy’s cultural heritage. These town’s walls are well preserved with so much care and national pride because they form a major factor which draws tourists and visitors from far and wide. The second reason that makes tourists keep thronging to the tourist town of Lucca is the fact that some of the city’s best beaches are just within strolling distance so that one does not have to spend a cent to get costless fun. Thirdly, the affordability of a Lucca vacation makes it all the more an exciting adventure worth looking forward to. It is also for this reason that travel agents and companies do all their best to make sure that anyone who comes calling does not return without a souvenir or sweet story. Welcome to the Italy’s vacation world of Tuscany en-route to Lucca.

When planning for your trip to Lucca, you really don’t have to make a huge budget although this depends on where you are traveling from i.e. your take-off point otherwise Lucca is quite cheap for a holiday getaway. Tuscany is certainly one commercial hotspot where various tourism companies are striving to make their impact felt. This is more so for those agencies that are based in Tuscany with the growing number of visitors finding their way into the city to grab their share of the hyped Italian holiday offers. Most travel packages sold within and outside the town of Lucca are those that include irresistible features like cheap hotel accommodation in villas, hotels, apartments, excursions, city-wide tours, meals i.e. food and drinks, car rental services, and so on. The high number of villas and farmhouses in the bubbly town all promise nothing less than an endless streak of exhilarating experiences throughout one’s stay.

Other tourist and travel activities that can be engaged in full time are hot-air ballooning, biking, hiking, small shops for day or night shopping, cuisine or wine tasting and fun-filled sightseeing activities in the town’s numerous museums. To enjoy your Lucca trip to the fullest, do ensure that your travel plans or itinerary are properly spelt out. Embarking on this trip after a careful research will help you make the best choices of hotels accommodation, dining, feeding, purchases, etc. This research is very necessary for the success of your holiday vacation. The internet is a great source for the booking of your plane or train tickets as soon as you make up your mind to visit the fun land called Lucca. Once you get there, you can then proceed to visit the thrilling regions of your most appealing destinations, making reservations, and a host of others. These tips and many more will certainly assist in guaranteeing superb Tuscany vacation experiences.

All one needs to do is to make sure that there are sufficient savings that have been put aside for your Lucca trip before you can talk to the travel agents. There is really no mystery about visiting these chic Italian destinations for your vacations. You can visit Lucca or Tuscany just to enjoy the best of their wine, landscapes, beautiful hilltops, land surface and the vineyard to mention but a few. Tuscany offers something completely different from vacationers’ usual expectations when unwinding. Visiting and holidaying in Tuscany is something every vacationer would want to experience. The city of Lucca in the Tuscany region is yet another wonderful attraction to explore because of is fame for Gothic features, Renaissance buildings, museums, art galleries and parks.

Lucca is part and parcel of Tuscany; the abode of the admirable Romanesque Architecture which is always on display and can be seen from all over the town. The San Michele and San Martino cathedrals are just two very good examples of the Romanesque architecture that should be on any traveler’s itinerary to Lucca. The geographical position of Lucca also favors the town so much in terms of its sizeable tourism potential. Lucca can be found close to the Serchio River; about 80km from Florence and 30km from Pisa. The town of Lucca itself dwells upon a plateau with the Apuane Alps watching over it. The medieval walls which characterize the town are thick and strong. These walls were originally built in the 16th century but they still stand till today; thus surrounding the entire town. As part of a walking tour, one can take a stroll along or on top of the walls. This way of exercise alone offers a very good opportunity to see many hidden sight-stops. However, if this will be so much stressful to you, how about going for a biking or walking outing to visit the must-see sights so as to enjoy an enriching travel or holiday experience to Lucca?

Maria Luce Cardelli writes articles about Florence and Tuscany for the most part for which is the ultimate guide for Tuscany luxury villas and other tuscany accommodations.

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Tuscany Writers Conference to be Held in Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

(PRWEB) January 23, 2008

The Tuscany Writers Conference ( will help writers develop their craft while offering priceless insight into how talented writers become published authors. Join us June 7 – 14 at an extraordinary writing event on a breathtaking 15th century estate near the romantic town of Lucca, Italy.

The conference faculty boasts outstanding presenters including best-selling author Phil Doran (The Reluctant Tuscan), respected literary agents, and Managing Editor Allan Fallow of AARP Books.

Exclusive access to first class publishing experts at networking events and private one-on-one sessions make this event an opportunity you don’t want to miss.

Daily workshops by award-winning experts help jumpstart the creative process and give valuable insight into the publishing world; then you can enjoy uninterrupted time to write surrounded by the natural beauty of the grounds. Social events, excursions, cooking lessons and an on-site Writer’s Café are a memorable part of the event.

The Basic Package begins at 1,950 Euro. It includes premium accommodation, ground transportation, all meals, welcome and farewell gala dinners, daily writing workshops and presentations, one-on-one access to presenters, a trip to the estate shepherdess for pecorino and ricotta cheese making, plus you will learn to make your own limoncello from the luscious estate lemon trees. A 500 Euro single supplement will apply.

For 2,450 Euro, the premium Taste of Tuscany package includes all of the above, plus a cooking class with our local, grandmother-trained gourmet Tuscan chef, a “Slow Food” tour of the Garfagnana Mountains, a guided tour of Lucca, a Puccini concert and a wine-tasting tour. A 500 Euro single supplement will apply.

Day passes are also available for 900 Euro, and include a full week of workshops, lunches, plus our welcome and farewell gala dinners.

This event will radiate creativity, relaxation and inspiration. After all, magnificent Tuscany is noted as the birthplace of Puccini, Dante and da Vinci. We invite you to take advantage of this superb writer’s getaway!

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The phone number in Italy is 011-39-346-314-9809; in the U.S. 1-877-847-7852

Tuscany Writers Conference

Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

June 7-14, 2008

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