Lucca is, by excellence, the city of olive oil, of the Opera, Romanesque churches and palace gardens. Its beautiful historical center is surrounded by enormous red brick bastions from the XVI century. The narrow alleys and streets open themselves to show us medieval buildings and small squares and streets, demonstrating the Romanesque art.
Guinigi Tower
This city becomes very important, not just because of its medieval beauty, but also because of its history; founded by the Romans, it was here that Caesar, Pompey and Crassus formed the First Triumvirate.
Great composers such as Boccherini and Giacomo Puccini were born in Lucca and are, until today, remembered in concerts at the Giglio Theater and in the sumptuous villages north of the city.
San Michele in Foro
In this history and art model we can visit and dazzle us with Ilaria’s tomb (young wife of one of the governors of the city), sculpted by Jacopo della Quercia and Tintoretto’s Last Supper. In Lucca we can also find San Michele in foro, the church where Puccini was a chorister; It has an amazing  facade made of Pisan Romanesque colonnades and it was built above the Ancient Roman Forum. We can also visit Puccini’ House , the Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi, where we can find Renaissance and Mannerist paintings; the Guingi Tower, which is a XIV century palace that displays a 44m height tower, offering an incredible view above the city.
Amphitheater Piazza 

We can go by the Amphitheater Piazza to observe and admire the embedded arches on the walls of the houses around the Piazza.

Lucca is a city to enjoy art, culture and history.


* Text: Cíntia Oliveira Photos: Flavors & Senses.

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