Thomas England’s list of the 9 most important web links for Lucca expats

Our thanks to contributor Thomas England for his top 9 list of most help links. Find Thomas’s images here, and visit Thomas on Instagram here.

The Local

News about Italy in English, updated frequently. Also has many articles helpful for ExPats to learn how the bureaucracy works (or doesn’t):

The Florentine

English language publication based in Florence which is an excellent source for upcoming events:

Magenta Florence

Another Florence based, English language site with information about news & events:

The Grapevine

A Lucca Tradition, “The Guide For Those Who Live In Tuscany”

Hint: Click on What’s On & other info” in the left column, then “What’s On In & Around” to view the current monthly calendar of events.

Lucca Comune Home Page

In Italian providing links to the many offices & services for local government. 

Hint: Click on “Argomenti” to see a list of links, the one named “Popolazione straniera” leads to information about Permesso, Residency, etc.

Lucca In Diretta

Italian daily newspaper with good coverage of Lucca news.

La Nazione

Another Italian daily newspaper, this link takes you to the page for local events.

Wandering Italy

A comprehensive site about exploring Italy, but the highlight are their many maps:


Now that you have found places you want to go, use Trenitalia’s booking site to plan your trip & purchase train tickets. Easy to use:

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