Blogger couple Ilene and Gary Modica of Our Italian Journey share why they chose Lucca in Tuscany for their retirement home almost from the moment they entered this charming walled city.
Lucca is a city on the Serchio river in Italy’s Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city center and its cobblestone streets. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera composer was born, is now a house museum. - Google
Food writer Mark Bittman says Lucca's "food is among Italy's most compelling -- almost certainly the best in Tuscany -- and the town is a draw in its own right. Enclosed by walls whose broad tops look out over the town's lovely towers and broad, calm piazzas on one side and park grounds on the other…"
Lucca has everything within its walls: art, music, cycling, food, festivals…and it's easy to get here!
Cycling in Lucca
Music in Lucca
Food & restaurants
Some of Ilene and Gary Modica's favorites!
Books by Ilene and Gary Modica
Our Italian Journey: Living our dream in Italy for one year (Our Italian Journey Adventure)
When Your Heart Finds Its Home: The Journey Continues (Our Italian Journey Adventure)
Other Special Tuscany Destinations!
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