For a weekend out of town, many people love to get lost in the natural beauty of Tuscany, especially in Forte dei Marmi.
To enjoy Versilia: sea, sun, art and culture for a journey to discover the treasures of Italy; the ideal structure to stay in is Sea House, a magnificent apartment located in the city center, also suitable for families.
Staying at the apartment Sea House, you will have the opportunity to visit Lucca and its most important monuments.
The tour of the city starts from its walls that represent a wonderful example of modern fortification throughout Europe.
Currently the city walls are about 4 kilometers and 223 meters long, has 11 ramparts and 12 curtains.
The structure was then changed into a pedestrian passage by Maria Luisa di Borbone followed by the large outdoor areas that were transformed into endless meadows.
Continuing in the visit of the city we come across the famous Cathedral of Lucca, dedicated to San Martino.
As soon as you enter, you will be captivated by the majesty of the structure and the number of works of art it contains.
The majestic facade covered with polychrome marble decorated with bas-reliefs, corresponds to an internal grandeur with the division into three naves interspersed with pillars with a protruding transept and semicircular apse.
Inside you can admire among the various masterpieces: the Last Supper by Jacopo Tintoretto, the Adoration of the Magi by Federico Zuccari, and the Madonna and Child among Saints by Fra’ Bartolomeo.
Among all these works, the Funeral Monument of Ilaria del Carretto by Jacopo della Quercia and the ancient crucifix of the Face stand out.
Another important place is the municipal theatre of Giglio, which dates back to the 17th century and represents the historical theatre of the city.
A first installation of the mid-seventeenth century. with only two rooms dedicated to the shows, it came in 1675 to have three tiers of boxes and two entrances.
Currently the theater houses a rich season of opera, dance, drama theater and symphonic music.
You can’t miss the ancient Tower of the Hours, the highest in the city that hosted the first clock that marks the hours with a ringing of a bell.
The tower was used to defend the territory as well as to mark the hours and still today, climbing its 207 steps, you can admire the city from above and the ancient clock mechanism.
Torre del Lago
Visiting Torre del Lago you can visit Villa Puccini, the historic residence of the famous composer who was born in Lucca and chose to live on the shores of Lake Massaciuccoli.
The villa, in Art Nouveau style, is on two floors and has elegant shapes: it has a rectangular plan with a glass balcony. On the ground floor you can visit the chapel where the musician is buried.