(1 – 4 may 2014)
In Italy, which alone collects more than half the world’s artistic heritage, it might seem that there is not enough place for the small Lucca, a city of Tuscany wedged between the grandeur of Florence, the uniqueness of Pisa and its famous tower in around the world, the beautiful islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea and the beauty of the Tuscan countryside, a favorite destination of celebrities from around the world.
But Lucca, with its 90,000 inhabitants, is a small jewel of art, culture, history and architecture, something precious that, like all precious things, is well guarded and protected, thanks to the majestic walls that surround the old town center , an imposing building that has few equals in the world.
An amazing skyline, with red roofs that characterize the city, and many towers that rise into the sky. Besides its beautiful churches in Gothic style as the Duomo, the Church of San Michele and the Basilica of San Frediano, the church, the latter, which houses the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto, a masterpiece by Jacopo della Quercia that, alone, is worth the trip.
A city, in short, amazing in its beauty and you can find out in two or three days, and will leave the visitor a wonderful memory.
NOT TO BE MISSED
Cathedral of St. Martin
Church of San Michele
Basilica of San Frediano
WHERE TO STAY
Hotel Stipino Via Romana 95
WHERE TO EAT
Ristorante da Francesco – Corte Portici, 13
Nero di Seppia – Piazza Bernardini, 7
Antica Drogheria – Via Elisa, 5/7