Lucca

Lucca is one of the major art cities of Italy, famous even beyond national borders mainly for its intact walls of the XV-XVII century, which describes a perimeter of 4,223 m around the historic core of the city and makes it one of the 4 provincial capitals to have an Italian Renaissance city walls intact, along with Ferrara, Grosseto, Bergamo; the same circle, it was as early as the second half of the nineteenth century in pleasant pedestrian promenade, is a still one of the best preserved in Europe, as ever used in past centuries for defensive purposes.
As a consequence, the historical city center of the city remained almost intact in its original appearance, and therefore can include a variety of architectural merit, as the numerous medieval churches of great architectural richness (Lucca has even been nicknamed the "city of 100 churches"), and bell towers, Renaissance palaces and monuments style of excellent linearity.

The city also boasts beautiful urban spaces: the most famous is surely to Amphitheatre Square, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini and unique architecture.

Main street of the historic city is the narrow medieval street Fillungo , which brings together the major commercial districts.

Other places are also suggestive Piazza San Michele , the historic heart of the city and Piazza San Martino , religious hub where there is the famous Duomo di San Martino .

Piazza Napoleone (also called by Lucca Piazza Grande), was commissioned by Elisa Baiocchi during his Principality, demolishing old buildings including a medieval church, and has recently been restored. With its structure, its trees, the surrounding streets, which encircle the central monument, all in symmetry to Ducal Palace , (now the headquarters of the Provincial Administration), is an example of the early nineteenth century Neoclassical Urban Affairs.

Adjacent is located piazza del Giglio where overlooks the homonymous Theatre (Teatro del Giglio), is to be counted as traditional theater.
Just because of his immense wealth and historical monuments has been recently advanced the proposal to include the center town of Lucca in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Site.


Main distances:
Pistoia 15 Km
San Marcello 13 Km
Abetone 27 Km
Firenze 53 Km
Lucca 55 Km
Garfagnana 60 Km
Pisa 75 Km
Siena 110 Km