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Map of Lucca City, Italy

Lucca is the Charming jewel of Tuscan town. It became a Roman colony in 180 BC. Completely closed to traffic, the rectangular grid of its historical centre preserves the Roman heritage and monuments.




Lucca Italy is a small town in central Tuscany walled from all sides. The historical walls of Lucca dates back to the 15 th century erected as a defense against the enemies. Lucca Italy is a blooming town that continues
to preserve its excellent mediaeval treasures. Lucca treasures some exquisite palazzo, splendid churches and towers.

The historical landmark of Lucca Italy - the wall system is built of small red brick specially created for their construction. The unique walls enclaves some ancient relics like the Volto Santo, fine ornate tomb of Ilaria del Carreto and the town's exquisite Romanesque building Lucca Cathedral - Duomo di San Martino. In Piazza San Michele the Church of San Michele in Foro is excellent for its superb elaborate exterior looks.

There are other antique buildings like Giacomo Puccini's home converted into a museum called Casa di Puccini, the Torre Guinigi, Palazzo Mansi the national picture gallery, and the Church of San Frediano the interior of which is decorated with carved baptismal font and a shrine of Santa Zita. In the recent times the citizens and visitors to Lucca walk on the wide and calm roads that runs along the wall tops sheltered by chestnut trees and towering planes. The wall tops offer a beautiful view of the ancient town featuring the excellent buildings, lovely gardens, rooftops and backyards of the villas rising up the mountains. One can also be mesmerized by the naturalistic and serene beauty of the charming hills clad by the vine and olive trees.

The natural park of Tuscany Garfagnana is a few miles away from Lucca and when one visits the Versilian coastal resorts the breathtaking landscape gives a feeling of being removed from Tuscany region; it's so unique and beautiful. The beauty of Lucca Italy is heightened by the lush alpine meadows and mountain peaks and if one is lucky enough one can spot wild wolves in the vast wilderness. A traveler can get accommodation in the hotels and beautiful villas of Lucca. The villas of Lucca surrounded by gardens are famous in the history of garden design. This Italian town of Lucca is a favorite among the European destinations for its scenic beauty, finest garden villas, historical remnants and delicious food.



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