Lucca is a city on the Serchio river in Italy’s
Tuscany region. It’s known for the well-preserved Renaissance
walls encircling its historic city center and its cobblestone
streets. Broad, tree-lined pathways along the tops of these
massive 16th- and 17th-century ramparts are popular for
strolling and cycling. Casa di Puccini, where the great opera
composer was born, is now a house museum.
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro is a public square in
the northeast quadrant of walled center of Lucca, region of
Tuscany, Italy. The ring of buildings surrounding the square,
follows the elliptical shape of the former second century Roman
Amphitheater of Lucca. The square can be reached through four
gateways located at the four vertices of the ellipse. A cross is
carved into the central tile of the square with the arms
pointing to the four gateways of the square.
Lucca Cathedral (Italian: Duomo di Lucca,
Cattedrale di San Martino) is a Roman Catholic cathedral
dedicated to Saint Martin in Lucca. It is the seat of the
Archbishop of Lucca. Construction was begun in 1063 by Bishop
Anselm (later Pope Alexander II).
The Torre Guinigi is the most important tower
of Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy. It is a typical example of
local Romanesque-Gothic architecture. This tower is one of the
few remaining within the city walls. Its main characteristic is
its garden in the sky on the roof of the tower. The tower has
been donated to the local government by the descendents of the
Guinigi family. The ancient trees are holm oaks symbolising
rebirth and renewal. The tower dates from the 1300s when a
number of wealthy families were building bell towers within the
walls of Lucca as status symbols. The kitchen was originally on
the floor below with the rooftop serving as a kitchen garden.
San Michele in Foro is a Roman Catholic
basilica church in Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy, built over the
ancient Roman forum. Until 1370 it was the seat of the Consiglio
Maggiore (Major Council), the commune's most important assembly.
It is dedicated to Archangel Michael.
Ponte della Maddalena Steep, pedestrian-only
bridge across Serchio river, dating from 1100 AD & used by
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