Tour in Lucca
Lucca is an ancient city with Roman origins (it
became a Latin colony in 180 BC). It still maintains the urban structure
and the remains of the first fortifications and the amphitheatre.
is known as "the city of the hundred churches". A
countless number have been preserved and some are deconsacrated.
They can be found both inside the famous walls that surround the
city, which were fortified to protect the city from attacks in
the Middle Ages, and also in the neighbouring areas. The centre of Lucca
is scattered with well preserved Middle Age palazzos, among which
the most ancient European State Mint, established in 650 AD.
worth a visit are the Church of San Michele in Foro, the Church
of San Giovanni and Reparata and sure the Cathedral of San Martino
whose chapel was built by Matteo Civitali and houses the sculpture
of the Volto Santo. The Torre Guinigi is higth 44 and has a characteristic
that makes it unique; a wonderful Holm oak planted on its summit.
is very romantic to take a walk or rent a bike and ride along
the ancient walls that have been transformed into a park and enjoy
the splendid landscape of the city and its many bell towers that
are silhouetted against the horizon of what was once a defensive
fortification but that still preserves the charm of maintaining
intact the centre of a wonderful Mediaeval city.