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A DAY INSIDE LUCCA'S MEDIEVAL WALLS

written by Dave Mitchell

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The amazing City of Lucca, in the beautiful Tuscany, hosts an incredible historical and artistic heritage, with many gorgeus places to visit and a very interesting history to tell its visitors.

One of the most charming small cities in Italy, Lucca is considered abroad a real italian paradise and that is why it is so renowed especially in anglo saxon countries.

I’ve been for the first time in Lucca the last spring with my girlfriend and I spent two entire days in this beautiful city, especially because my girlfriend fell litteraly in love with it! Absolutely worth of a visit in Lucca: Lucca’s cathedral, the Dome, founded in VI century and rebuilt in honour of Saint Martin which hosts a lot of paintings and frescoes really wionderful such as the “Madonna with the child and the saints”.

Interesting a short tour in Napoleon Square (Piazza Napoleone), considered the heart of the City and where it is located the statue of Maria Luigia di Borbone. Do not forget to visit the Mansi Palace, hosting a wonderful painting museum, Villa Guinigi’s National Museum, the Roman Theater and the wonderful San Frediano Church.

If you want to stay in Lucca more than a day (which can be enough depending on your interest because the city is very small) you can spend less sleeping outside the medieval walls of the city, in the modern part of Lucca, hotels list.

The historical center is undoubtely more charming, but also more and more expensive and it is anyway easily reachable by walking from outside the walls in just a few minutes.

LUCCA: OTHER GUIDES

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    written by Redazione Visit Italy

    Quaint, mysterious, and charming, Lucca is one of the finest towns to visit in Tuscany. Featuring an alluring historic centre, filled with medieval towers and buildings, the town lies on a plain less than 30 minutes away from the Versilia coast... continue

  • Torre delle Ore - The Tower Clock

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    It 's the tallest tower of Lucca's medieval architecture has belonged to various families over the years including the Quartigiani and number, then passing the property to the municipality. The clock was installed at the top in 1392 by a Lucchese... continue

  • National Museum of Vila Guinigi

    written by Alexandra Evans

    The Villa is located outside the Guinigi walls of the thirteenth century, and was incorporated in the city of next boundary. The building consists of a single elongated body, with arcades supported by columns and a series of three lights on top. A... continue

  • National Museum of Palazzo Mansi

    written by Chiara Guzzetti

    The core of the building, which encompasses the oldest buildings, was built between the '500 and '600, work on the decorations inside were completed in '700, while the two wings at right angles to date from '800. In this last phase of construction... continue

  • The Church of San Michele in Foro

    written by Cedric Mills

    The church of San Michele in Foro along with its piazza stand at the center of the old city, where the Roman forum used to be. Construction of the church began in the 11th century, the campanile was completed in the 12th century, and finally the... continue

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