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The province of Lucca is placed in the northwest part of the Tuscany and it borders on the provinces of Massa Carrara, Pistoia, Firenze and Pisa. Lucca, situated in the neighbourhood of the Serchio river, has an economy tied to the booming agricultural activity of the province. Booming is also the tourist business, especially in the Versilia district. The oldest part of the city, still hemmed into the ancient walls, preserves many remains of its past: the Duomo of San Martino (XI-XIV centuries), the churches of San Michele and San Frediano (XII-XIII centuries), the Praetorial Palace (XV-XVI centuries) and the public Marketplace. Near Lucca there is Viareggio, tourist center famous all over the world for its Carnival, but also for its big fish market.
We could start our visit from Piazza San Martino, with the impressive Duomo (Cathedral) dedicated to San Martino and built in Romanesque style during the XI-XIII centuries; the façade of the Cathedral is rich in ornaments, while the interior is rich in frescoes and bas-reliefs, like the beautiful Madonna with Saints by Domenico del Ghirlandaio.
Then we could pass through Piazza San Michele, frantic cultural centre of the city, where it’s possible to admire the famous church of San Michele al Foro.
Passing through Piazza San Frediano, we could visit the church of San Frediano (built in the first half of the XII century), which displays some precious frescoes and works of art. In the same piazza San Frediano are situated the Roman Amphitheatre, dating from the II century, and the Mansi Palace (dating from the XVII century), where is placed the National Pinacotheca, rich in works of art by italian and foreign artists.
Lucca is a lively city, rich in demostrations and festivals, especially in spring and summer; every year are organized the Musical Feast of Lucca, the Musical Summer of Lucca, the Lucca Summer Festival and the International Festival of the Villas of Lucca.
Finally, we want to counsel you a pleasant walk over the old walls of the city.
Lucca is a rich ancient history city and between is known and visited of the Tuscany region is from Italian tourists who foreign.
The city of is enclosed within the famous ones Walls of Lucca going back to VI century with a perimeter of approximately 4 km. To the inside of it walls of Lucca we find the city and the historical center old that conserve the traditions and the medioevale and rinascimentale fascination.
Lucca has been founded on a island of the Auser river (from the called Middle Ages Serchio): from the population of the From Liguria ones. Later on in the years between VI and the VII Lucca century expansion knew one strongly thanks to the participation of the Etruschi. Subsequently the city of Lucca under the dominion of the Roman Empire knew its maximum splendor and became an important street node between the ways Cassia, Clodia and Aurelia.
After the fall of the Roman Empire in the 476 a.C. city it comes occupied from the Goti, from the Bizantini, and the Longobardi to which the construction of the most ancient churches is attributed than Lucca.
Lucca is rich of art works: to outside it walls of Lucca finds them the National Museum of Guinigi Villa. The Public square of the Market, the Lucchesi Villas deserve a visit; the churches of Saint Cristoforo, Saint Cristoforo, Saint Francisco, Saint Frediano, Saint Gennaro, Saint Giovanni Batiste, Saint Leonardo in Treponzio, Saint Lorenzo and San Martino.
Events and manifestations in Lucca
Part of the information regarding the history, the art, the traditions and the events about the city of Lucca on this page is drawn from www.wikipedia.org respecting the GNU Free Documentation License.