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LUCCA, A SMALL WONDERFUL TOWN

written by Andrew adams

Ostuni città bianca

Lucca with its superb 16th Century City Walls which encircle it, a charming place to stroll among the trees and grassy banks. Lucca with its tranquil river offering unforgettable walks where one can restore body and mind. Lucca, city of great artists, of immortal composers such as Puccini, of famous writers and historians. Lucca with its shop windows which testify the flourishing continuity of mercantile business dating from past centuries and never forgotten; with the streets of its town centre where the traditions are renewed every day offering a variety of wines, gastronomic, handmade and local products, with its Antiques Market one of the most important and oldest in Tuscany, the 3rd weekend of each month.

Lucca with its monuments, squares, fountains, museums; with its tranquil medieval town centre in great part pedestrian, with its theatre, the Teatro del Giglio, and its esteemed seasons of opera, prose, orchestral music and dance; with its important cultural events such as the Comics Revue and the Summer Festival, the traditional ones such as the Procession of Santa Croce during the city's September festivities, or the Flower Market dedicated to S. Zita in April; with the sure knowledge that you can walk through the city at any time in complete safety Lucca is a city which offers the tourist attractions of historic interest and natural beauty, with one of the oldest botanical gardens and which is also the ideal place to stop and stay for a few days to get to know it better and to give one the chance to see how easy it is to get to, by train, road or motorway, the other cities of historical fame, the Versilia Riviera or the pleasant resorts of the Mediavalle and the Garfagnana.

LUCCA: OTHER GUIDES

  • Experience the delights of Lucca from Residence Alfoionco

    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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