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History of LuccaHistory of Lucca
Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony in 180 BC. The rectangular grid of its historical center...[read more]

Lucca Main SightsLucca Main Sights
The walls around the old town remained intact as the city expanded and modernized, unusual for cities in the region...[read more]

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Lucca - Tuscany

Lucca Main Sights

While the city expanded and modernized, the walls around the old city remained intact - something unusual for cities in the region.
As the walls have lost their military importance, they have become a pedestrian path that encircles the old city.
For some years in the twentieth century they were used for racing cars.
Each of the four principal sides is lined with different species of trees.

Lucca Walls
Lucca, The Walls - Photo: Elledipi

The Academy of Sciences (1584) is the most famous of several academies and libraries.

La Casa di Puccini is open to the public.
At nearby Torre del Lago - where Puccini had a house - the Puccini Festival Opera is held every year in July/August.

In Lucca, there are many medieval churches and bell towers enriched by glorious facades, some of them dating from the eighth century.
  • Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
  • Piazza Napoleone
  • Piazza San Michele
  • Duomo di San Martino (St Martin's Cathedral)
  • The Ducal Palace (The original project was begun by Bartolomeo Ammannati in 1577-1582, and continued by Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century.)
  • The ancient Roman amphitheatre
  • Church of San Michele in Foro
  • Basilica di San Frediano
  • Torre delle ore ("The Clock Tower")
  • Casa and Torre Guinigi
  • Museo Nazionale Guinigi
  • Museo e Pinacoteca Nazionale
  • Orto Botanico Comunale di Lucca, a botanical garden dating from 1820
  • Palazzo Pfanner
  • Church of San Giorgio in the locality of Brancoli
Lucca - St. Frediano Church
Lucca, San Frediano Church - Photo: Alberto Ferrero

In a few kilometers from Hotel Hambros Il Parco, you can also find some of the most beautiful Renaissance historical Villas:
  • Villa Mansi
  • Villa Grabau
  • Villa Torrigiani
  • Villa Buonvisi Oliva
  • Villa Reale di Marlia
  • Villa Rinaldi Nardi
  • Villa Paolina
  • Villa Bernardini
  • Villa Bottini o Buonvisi al Giardino