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Lucca - Torre Guinigi

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    A: Inside the Guinigi Tower

    by Simona Bartolomei, less than 10 meters away

    The Torre Guinigi in Lucca is very characteristic for the trees in top of it. To reach the top you ha...

    Inside the Guinigi Tower

    B: Guinigi Tower Panorama Lucca

    by Simona Bartolomei, 10 meters away

    Panoramic view from the top of Torre Guinigi on the city of Lucca. You can see the bell tower of San ...

    Guinigi Tower Panorama Lucca

    C: Lucca Torre Guinigi

    by Jo Lutum, 10 meters away

    Lucca Torre Guinigi

    D: Lucca from the center of Torre Guinigi

    by Simona Bartolomei, 10 meters away

    Panoramic view of Lucca from the center of the Tower Guinigi among the oaks that characterize the top...

    Lucca from the center of Torre Guinigi

    E: Lucca Piazza dell' Amfiteatro

    by Jo Lutum, 180 meters away

    Lucca Piazza dell' Amfiteatro

    F: Lucca - Piazza Anfiteatro 2

    by Carsten Arenz, 190 meters away

    Lucca - Piazza Anfiteatro 2

    G: Piazza dell Anfiteatro

    by Quantasquest, 190 meters away

    Piazza dell Anfiteatro

    H: Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - Lucca

    by Stefano Gelli, 190 meters away

    Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - Lucca

    I: "Mazzolin di Fiori" in Piazza Anfiteatro

    by Simona Bartolomei, 190 meters away

    The sculpture "Mazzolin di Fiori" by the artist Andrea Salvetti wants to be a synergy between archite...

    "Mazzolin di Fiori" in Piazza Anfiteatro

    J: Piazza del Anfiteatro, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

    by Heiner Straesser -, 190 meters away

    For Tuscany Lucca is not a typical city. Most of the villages are on top of a hill, but Lucca is comp...

    Piazza del Anfiteatro, Lucca, Tuscany, Italy

    This panorama was taken in Lucca

    This is an overview of Lucca

    Lucca is a city in northern Tuscany, a region of Italy, situated in a plain on the River Serchio. It is famous for its intact Renaissance City Walls, defined by the italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio “l’arborato cerchio” due to the presence of the trees on the top of the wall along the promenade over it. The history of the city began with the Etruscan and in 180 b.C. Lucca became a Roman colony with the rectangular grid of the historical center, the Piazza San Michele that occupies the ancient forum and the amphitheater in the famous Piazza dell’Anfiteatro an oval square along the perimeter of the old roman building. The main sights of the city are: the walls around the old town characterized by eleven bastions, remained intact as the city expanded and today a pedestrian promenade which encircled the old town; St. Martins Cathedral with the Holy Face of Lucca a cedar-wood crucifix and image of Christ preserved in a small octagonal temple in the nave; The Clock Tower and the Guinigi Tower (famous for the trees on the top of it) from which we can admire a splendid panorama on Lucca and on the plain around it; Piazza San Michele, the old roman forum, with a splendid romanic church; the ancient Roman Amphitheater,  the Ducal Palace designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati in 1577 and continued by Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century, the Basilica of San Frediano another Romanesque church with a monumental golden mosaic on the façade and the baptismal font, the botanical garden established in 1820 by Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, the Palazzo Pfanner built in 1667 with a fine garden, attributed to Filippo Juvarra (1678-1736), and an interesting external stairway with loggia.

    The province of Lucca is full of things to see: from the Versilia with Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi to the Garfagnana, from the beautiful villas near the town to the Apuan Alps, from parks to the marble quarries from the sea to the mountain ....

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