Get Married in Lucca, Tuscany - Special Days Wedding Planner



Our locations are a selection of medieval hilltop towns in Tuscany Italy adorned with incredible art treasures and surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes. Our philosophy is to avoid big chaotic towns in order to soak up the magic atmosphere of local villages and charming small towns.
The natural setting of your wedding will be the gorgeous Tuscan countryside, where you can enjoy the peace and the tranquillity of this much sought after region.


Lucca is situated on the river Serchio in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. The town is famous for its Renaissance city walls, which remained fully intact as the city expanded and modernized. As the walls lost their military importance, they became a pedestrian promenade which encircled the old town. Each of the four principal sides is lined with different tree species, which are particularly romantic in their Autumn colours. Lucca is also the birthplace of composer Giacomo Puccini, the author of famous operas such as La Bohème and Madama Butterfly.


Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony in 180 BC. The rectangular grid of its historical centre preserves the Roman street plan. Lucca was an important city and fortress even in the 6th century. It became prosperous through the silk trade that began in the 11th century, and came to rival the silks of Byzantium. During the 10-11th centuries Lucca was the capital of the feudal margraviate of Tuscany, more or less independent but owing nominal allegiance to the Holy Roman Emperor. After the death of Matilda of Tuscany, the city began to constitute itself an independent commune, with a charter in 1160. For almost 500 years, Lucca remained an independent republic, and had been the second largest Italian city state (after Venice) with a republican constitution ("comune") to remain independent over the centuries. In 1805, Lucca was conquered by Napoleon, who installed his sister Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi as "Queen of Etruria". After 1815 it became a Bourbon-Parma duchy, then part of Tuscany in 1847 and finally part of the Italian State.


Lucca annually hosts the Lucca Summer Festival, which see important international musicians such as, Roger Waters, Tracy Chapman, and Santana play live in the Piazza Napoleone. Lucca also hosts the annual Lucca Comics and Games festival, Italy's largest festival for comics and related subjects. At nearby Torre del Lago there is a Puccini opera festival every year in July/August. Memories of the famous composers can be found at every corner in Lucca and in its surroundings. And when the lampposts light up along the Lucca walls, and the stretts get empty, it still seems to hear the notes of the piano with which Giacomo Puccini composed Tourandot.


Lucca is better enjoyed from and elevated position. You can walk on the city walls and enjoy the view over the houses and their balconies packed with flowers and plants, and thick network of narrow streets that enclose the old districts. You can also climb a tower, Torre Guinigi: from there the view sweeps from the Apennines and the Apuane mountains in the distance to the closest towers, bell towers, and roofs of the ancient medieval buildings and of the Bapistery. Down to the street level, you can wander along Via del Fosso, where kids fish in the ditch with their lines, and get to the Duomo di San Martino, which houses the wonderful marble Funerary Monument of Ilaria del Carretto, a masterpiece of Italian Quattrocento sculpted by Jacopo della Quercia in 1408. The streets of the city centre, lined with high palaces, suddenly open into breathtaking squares, such as piazza Napoleone, or the original elliptic Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, built on the underground pre-Roman layout. The most luxury shops are in Via Fillungo. At Caffè Di Simo, Giacomo Puccini, who was born in Via del Poggio not far from here, came to sip a good coffee with his friend the poet Giovanni Pascoli, and a cheerful circle of musicians, philosophers, and men of letters. Memories of the famous composers can be found at every corner in Lucca and in its surroundings.