The stunning walled Tuscan city of Lucca, on the River Serchio, is a must-see. Behind its intact Renaissance-era city walls lies a perfectly-preserved medieval city. Begin your exploration with the astounding city walls. Unlike other Tuscan towns, Lucca’s are still very much intact, and today you can walk or cycle around them on the wide walkways. Once inside, stroll around and marvel at the Roman amphitheatre, enjoy a coffee in the Piazza San Michele, shop in the luxury boutiques or visit one of the many historic sites such as the majestic church of San Michele in Foro, the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata, or the the Basilica of San Frediano. Set in a lush green valley, exploration outside the city walls is a joy, but manicured lawns and trees with children’s playgrounds offer a fabulous place to relax inside too. A pearl in the Tuscan crown, Lucca should be seen to be believed.