Lucca can be counted among the bewitched countries of Italy, for its ability to let voyagers live in an atmosphere, difficult to be found anywhere else. All the streets of the city belong to the period of the Middle Ages, and in fact it makes this city special to visit, where every street corner seems to reserve a little bit of charm to those who walk along.
The big walls, 4 km long, once realized to defend the center from enemies attack, now surrounding the entire old town, have been changed into a mood to make a pleasant walk. It is wonderful to walk by foot or by bicycle through the ancient streets and buildings of the city that gave birth to Giacomo Puccini, you can stop looking at the city’s major churches, such as the church of San Frediano and, of course, the cathedral .
The Cathedral, which is dedicated to St. Martin, stands out among the beauties of the city. It has been built between the twelfth and thirteenth century, boasting two masterpieces: the Holy Face, Matthew Civitali and the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto realized by Jacopo of Quechua, both of the fifteenth century. Even the towers of the city are very interesting to visit: the Tower and the Clock Tower Guinigi.
Lucca is certainly a fascinating city full of museums, events – in particular the summer music festivals or Lucca Comics Festival – and, therefore, a city in which live the experience of visiting it at full! Despite being small and very livable, the city certainly does not neglect the fun anytime.Categories: Guides
Localities: Europe, Italy, Lucca, Tuscany
Travel Themes: Art and Culture