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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 medieval pilgrims.
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