Welcome to Lucca
Welcome to Lucca famous for Walls and Gunigi Tower
Lucca first real development begun in Roman times and this is evidenced by the still visible thistle (Fillungo-Cenami way) and the decuman (San Paolino-Rome-S. Croce), or axes along which expanded the Roman settlement of other evidence what are its roman hole (the current St. Michael) and the amphitheater as well as the first walls. Lucca is known for his anchient walls that extend on four levels and for Guinigi tower that has a roof garden with also trees on the apix, also St. Michael Cathedral is fascinating like St. Frediano basilica. Lucca is not so big but probabily it is one of the most beautiful italian town. During the autumn there is a famoous italian event that is called "Lucca comics and games" where people came from all Italy and beyond, wearing by comic or cartoon characters.
Information and facts
There are a lot of recommended restaurent where you can go to eat something, and some pubs or bar where you can go after dinner. Sometimes are organized some events like the above-mentioned Lucca comics.
In the centre of the town you can find a lot of shops that are different one from another where you can buy from foodstuffs to artisan goods, or simply cloths or shoes. It can be pleasant walk along the streets to admire the history of Lucca and at the same time buy somthing.
Lucca is full of wonderful things that you can visit and the positive aspect is that the town is not so much big then you can visit what do you prefer. Inside the walls that are so beautiful and particular to become an istitution in Italy in 1999 there are the St. Michaele Cathedral, St Frediano Basilica, the Botanical Garden and the striking Gunigi tower with roof garden. The tower is part of an important building commisioned by the family and it is the last one statement of 250 towers that where built in the middle ages. St. Michael Cathedral was built in 1070 committed by Alessandro II Pope, the strange thing is that the work continue in years after and now the church show different art styles. The St. Frediano Basilica is one of the oldest churces in Lucca, athough it has a medieval look the most beautiful thing that you can see is the mosaic in the church pediment. The botanic Garden is really beautiful and it is recommendend for ones the love the nature.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +1 hour
Lucca has a good weather also because is not so far from the sea, then the winter is not so rigid and the summer in not so muggy. The best period to go there probably is autumn for the striking colours that the season offer, and for events like the yet mentioned Lucca Comics.
Lucca is not so big then you can walk along the street to see and buy what you prefer, but if you want there are buses and you can find what do you need on www.clapspa.it with the timetable, price of tickets and routes.
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