You can see the majesty of the walls of Lucca just by taking a walk. On the walls there is a beautiful tree-lined avenue where you can walk, play sports, organize events or simply enjoy the beautiful view over the rooftops of the city
Puccini and his Lucca is "the only permanent festival in the world", Recitals, selections of works, special concerts all the year, every day at 19:00 in the most fascinating Basilica in the center of Lucca: San Giovanni
The most important collection of paintings in Lucca is located in this beautiful 17th century building. Inside you can reach the gallery with 83 works donated to the city in 1847 by the Grand Duke Pietro Leopoldo II after the annexation of Lucca to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany.
The Museum of Contemporary Art Lu.C.C.A. - Lucca Center of Contemporary Art is set up in Palazzo Boccella, an ancient building located in the historic center of Lucca, a few steps from the famous Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. The museum spaces are distributed over the five floors of the historic building, and all the levels of the structure are connected by an elevator and by stairs in pietra serena.
The interior has three naves and preserves some extraordinary works of art: first of all the Ilaria del Carretto Funeral Monument, wife of the lord of Lucca Paolo Guinigi, made by Jacopo della Quercia. The work to which the people of Lucca are most fond is the ancient crucifix of the Holy Face (or Santa Croce) which would represent the true face of Christ.
After the Cathedral of San Martino, the two most important churches are San Michele and San Frediano. San Michele is located in the homonymous square where there was the Roman Forum. San Frediano is one of the oldest places of worship in Lucca, founded by the saint from which it takes its name.
There was a time, in the Middle Ages, when in Lucca there were 250 towers of all sizes. Today only two remain: the Guinigi Tower and the Tower of the Hours. The Guinigi Tower was built by the rich and powerful family of Lucca merchants. The Tower of the Hours is an irresistible call for all European fans of time-measuring mechanisms: installed in 1754 by the Lucca watchmakers, still works today with manual winding and has a visible mechanism .
Piazza Napoleone is the largest square in Lucca, but it is not comparable for beauty to the small and harmonious Piazza dell'Anfiteatro. It stands where there was the Augusta Fortress and later the Cittadella di Lucca built by Paolo Guinigi.
among the first courses we find soups, such as spelled, made with beans, herbs and ham, garmugia, onions, peas, artichokes, asparagus, fresh broad beans, meat, bacon, oil and toasted bread. always among the first courses there are also farinata, tordelli (fresh pasta), matuffi (soft polenta) and vegetable pie. Among the second courses there are stewed rabbit, the roasted cod with chickpeas and the rovelline, slices of beef, breaded and fried in a sauce with tomatoes and capers.
Lucca is an Italian city located in Tuscany, on the banks of the Serchio river. It is known for the renaissance walls that surround the historic center. On the walls it is possible to walk on foot or by bike.
The birth house of the great composer Giacomo Puccini is now a museum ...