Around Lucca

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Piazza Anfiteatro

Piazza Anfiteatro
The level of the amphitheatre has been raised of about three meter, in comparison with the Roman one. It was built outside the walls during the first or second century A.D.. It is elliptical. On the…
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Giacomo Puccini

Giacomo Puccini
Tradition requires that he decided to devote himself to musical theatre in 1876 after being present to a performance of Verdi’s Aida in Pisa, where he would go walking with two friends of his.
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Firenze

Firenze
Important university, it is considered to be the birthplace of the Renaissance and is universally recognized as one of the cradles of art and architecture, and renowned…
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Viareggio and Versilia

Viareggio and Versilia
The beautiful beaches stretch for miles and offer all the amenities you could think about for the tourists who decide to spend in these beautiful places their Holidays.

Lucca & Tuscany

Nata come insediamento ligure secondo alcuni storici, mentre altri ritengono che sia di origine etrusca, e sviluppatasi come città romana a partire dal 180 a.C., nel VI secolo Lucca diviene la capitale del ducato longobardo della Tuscia per poi svilupparsi nel XII secolo come Comune e poi Repubblica.
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Grotta del Vento (Winds Cave)

Grotta del Vento (Winds Cave)
About 200 million years ago, at the bottom of a sea which could correspond to the actual Tyrrhenian sea, a massive amounts of shells and coral formations began to settle here…
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San Martino Cathedral

San Martino Cathedral
According to the tradition, the first St. Martin church was built at the behest of San Frediano, bishop of Lucca who died in 588. It was then rebuilt in 1070 by Pope Alexander II (1061-1073).
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The Luminara and the Volto Santo (Holy Face)

The Luminara and the Volto Santo (Holy Face)
The Holy Face (or Holy Cross) is a crucifix made in walnut that measures 2.24 x 2.65 m. It is located inside San Martino Cathedral in an isolated chapel on the left aisle…
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Basilica of San Frediano

Basilica of San Frediano
According to the tradition, it was S. Frediano, an Irish bishop in Lucca, who founded the Church, at first dedicated to St. Vincent. It is mentioned for the first time in a document…