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Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

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Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

Having read lots of posts and received a driving fine my advice is not to touch Lucca with a bargepole. Badly signed, a money raising scam on the part of the local authorities (if it wasn't they they would have signed it better. Incredibly hard to find our hotel, almost impossible in the dark. Plus not a vast amount to see the next compared to other more beautiful cities in the area.

Truly wish we had not gone.

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1. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

Honestly....did you do any research before you traveled? Getting a ticket for not obeying the driving/parking rules is not a scam. And Lucca is one of the easiest cities to find your way, yet everyone gets lost now and then when traveling. Stop blaming others for either your lack of preparation or just common mishaps. Lucca isn’t an amusement park set up there just for your all important visit.

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2. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

I get it. You make a bunch of dumb mistakes and it's the fault of the destination. Since practically every Italian town has a limited traffic zone, and all of them getting dark at night, maybe you should stay home.

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3. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

Totally agree, don't go to Lucca (or any other town or city in Italy as they all have Limited Traffic Zones) unless you know where the ten (two were added in 2017) ZTL cameras are placed, as of 2015 in Lucca they have an electronic message board above the ZTL sign with a red X and scrolling message in English and Italian advising authorised vehicles only:

http://www.metrosrl.it/en/ztl/map

https:/…Driving.In.Italy.html

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4. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

Just to add that we drive our own car from the UK to Lucca and have done for many a year but we always make sure that we know where each ZTL zone is located in every town/city that we envisage visiting, as also foreign registered cars aren't exempt.

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5. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

I can’t help wondering if you drove into those “other more beautiful cities in the area”?

Because if you did, you may be in for even more driving fines..

Honestly, you have nobody to blame but yourself. You didn’t do sufficient research before driving a car in Italy. Simple as that.

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6. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

What rubbish.

You broke the law.....you got a ticket.....and it's the town's fault?

You should indeed, just stay home.

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7. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

datthecoast, Lucca is a city not a town, and why should anyone "just stay home".

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8. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

Based on all of the pre-trip research I've done for an upcoming trip to Lucca, I have to believe that you in fact LOVED Lucca and just want it not to become any more popular and crowded than it is now. At least I hope that's the case.

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9. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

Hey mesh.....the last 4 words of Post #2 were ", maybe you should stay home."

In the very next Post (YOUR post), YOUR reply was "totally agree".....the very first two words of your post were "totally.agree."

So......you are allowed to suggest that the OP "stay home" but I am not?

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10. Re: Don't Visit Lucca - go elsewhere because it is a rip off!

Wow. Like all the other comments clearly you didnt do any solid research.

Dont blame a city for that mistake.

Lucca is divine. Cant' wait to go back again next year....

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