Lucca is a city and comune in Tuscany, Central Italy, on the Serchio, in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital of the Province of Lucca. It is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.
Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony in 180 BC.The walls encircling the old town remain intact, even as the city expanded and modernized. Initially built as a defensive rampart, once the walls lost their military importance they became a pedestrian promenade, the ‘Passeggiata delle Mura Urbane’, a street atop the walls linking the bastions.
Below are some photos made during a visit to Lucca. Click on a miniature-photo to enlarge it, then navigate using the arrows left/right of the photo or use the cursor keys on your keyboard.
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