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Inside or outside that walls?

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Inside or outside that walls?

Hello. We will be staying 2 nights in Lucca early May next year. This will be our first visit to Lucca. If we book a place right outside the wall will we miss out on all the action inside the wall? We will be traveling by train, and we are interested in strolling through Lucca and also riding bikes atop the wall.Our budget is up to $150 a night. Thank you!

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1. Re: Inside or outside that walls?

You should plan on staying inside the walls, since that affords you the opportunity to stroll throughout the city without a walk to get inside the city.

Have a look at www.booking.com, then put in your travel dates. Utilize the map function to locate a lodging within the walls which fits your criteria.

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2. Re: Inside or outside that walls?

We always stay inside the walls. Personally I think it is a special experience which I don't envisage we would have if we had to walk back out through one of the city portas (gateways) across the ring- road and back to our accommodation each night. The train station at Lucca is situated just outside the walls on Piazzale Ricasoli, when you exit the station head towards the walls of the city, bear left, cross the main ring-road (there is a pedestrian crossing) and enter the city through the Porta San Pietro.

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3. Re: Inside or outside that walls?

We have only ever stayed within the wall, too, so I cannot compare the two (within or outside..) but I do think you would get a different experience if you had to ‘leave’ every evening...

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4. Re: Inside or outside that walls?

Inside, most places outside the walls are very quiet once you get past the ring road and away from the main roads leading onto the city. For two nights it would a shame to leave the city.

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5. Re: Inside or outside that walls?

Ok great. Thanks for all the input. Inside it is!

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Stayed in lovely Lucca 2 years ago inside the wall and dream about returning again some day.

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7. Re: Inside or outside that walls?

Inside the walls in a B&B is a lot of fun.

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We were there in March and again briefly in April and stay just outside the wall. We stayed as late as we wished and then strolled back to our place. It was less than five minutes from the wall so no great hardship. This was part of a six week trip with a car so secure parking was important for us.

We loved Lucca and could easily spend more time there.

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"This was part of a six week trip with a car so secure parking was important for us" It's also extremely important for us since we drive from the UK to Lucca each year and so use the underground car park "Mazzini" inside the walls on Via dei Bacchettoni during our annual five week summer holiday in the city.

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10. Re: Inside or outside that walls?

We stayed inside the walls a lovely Hotel Llaria comfortable easy reach to the main square we booked direct with Hotel

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