Medieval and Roman cities
All along this trip, you will hike through medieval cities with a lot of stories. Some are tied to the pilgrimage history, the castle of Aulla, for example, was founded for accommodating the pilgrims of the via Francigena.
In Lucca, the old town is still surrounded by an old wall that keeps the city intact and protects it. Now, this wall even became a promenade. Furthermore, the city remained its roman legacy especially with the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, an ancient place of the Roman amphitheater.
Between wood and see
On the road to Massa, the trip will be the most challenging, rocky paths, loose stones, huge hills… But despite these obstacles, once you have passed Massa, the road between Massa and Camaiore will give you some rest and will help you to regain energy before the third part of this trip. In fact, after Camaiore the beginning of the road is flat but you will go through steep hills, roads, and bridges which are really beautiful but more challenging than before.
Lucca is known as the city of a hundred churches. The most famous church is the Duomo, an impressive structure renowned for its architecture and design. You can easily spot the Duomo due to its half-finished bell tower.
Birthplace of the famous composer Giacomo Puccini, Lucca is also welcoming the Lucca summer festival in June. This year, Paul McCartney is one of the famous guests.