Lucca Biennale Cartasia

When will the next edition of LUBICA take place?

RESPONSE: The twelfth edition will be held in August and September of 2024.

Where can I buy tickets? Do I need to make a reservation?

Response: Online or in person at the Biennale's ticket office. Further information will be announced before the inauguration of the 2024 edition.

Where can I find the schedule of workshops?

Response: The schedule of workshops is being finalized and will be available online as soon as defined. We will promptly update the information on the workshops page as soon as possible.

What is the best way to reach Lucca?

Response: Lucca can be reached both by car and by public transport.

By Car: Lucca is located on the highway that connects Florence with Pisa and the coast of Versilia, called A11 Firenze - Mare; therefore, whether you come from the north or the south, you must take the A11 and exit at Lucca East or West. The two freeway exits of Lucca are both about 1 km from the city center. The historic center of Lucca is mostly closed to traffic, so once you arrive in town, you must park your car in the parking lots outside the walls (there are a couple of parking lots inside).

By Train: Lucca train station is located in Piazza Ricasoli, in front of Porta San Pietro, reachable in less than 5 minutes on foot (the historic center of Lucca is completely surrounded by walls from the Renaissance period remained intact, so the heart of the city can be reached through gates in the walls called Porte). Lucca is located on the railway line that connects Florence to Viareggio and Florence (or Pistoia, sometimes) to Pisa, so there are several trains that depart and arrive in the city daily. Some travel times to reach by train some of the most famous places in Tuscany from Lucca: Pisa about 15-20 minutes, Florence about an hour and 20 minutes, Viareggio about 20 minutes. On the same railway line, there are also Montecatini Terme, reachable in just under 30 minutes, and Pistoia, in about 45 minutes. From Lucca, trains depart daily for the Garfagnana. From Pisa airport it is necessary to take the train to Pisa Centrale and once arrived here, take another one to Lucca. From Florence airport, instead, you need to get to Santa Maria Novella station, from where you can take a train or a bus (nearby) to Lucca; from the airport, there are buses to Florence station every 30 minutes. For more detailed information, consult the official website of trenitalia.
By Bus: The bus station is located in Piazzale Verdi, inside the city walls. Among the main places from which you can reach Lucca by bus are Florence, Pisa and Viareggio. For more detailed information, visit the official website of CTT Nord Toscana Trasporti.
Bicycle Rental: Lucca is a city famous for its easy accessibility by bicycle and whether you arrive by bus or train, you can decide to rent one to speed up your visit to the city. There are many areas reserved for two wheels and many bike and tandem rentals both outside and inside the walls, especially near the city gates, with affordable rates both on an hourly and daily basis. Inside Porta Santa Maria (north of the city), in the homonymous square, are the two historical and most famous rentals, but you will find others near Porta San Pietro and walking from Porta Elisa towards the center (just after the old Porta San Gervasio).