Holidays in Lucca
"Lucca is situated in a posizionestraordinaria, and enjoy, especially on the north-east, a beautiful view of the mountains"
Ernst Moritz Arndt
"I wander lucchesi cautious in their narrow, dark, twisted streets, dense and full of walls and walls, in turn marled by high walls of the city and the ramparts. And circle around the ring of mountains, as if that place is the only state earth, the only true government. Lucchese I have a beautiful city, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, harmony, grace, size, music [...] They keep everything and above everything else that says the experience of being in so far, but below this, please up even shorter than the leg could carry with ease. "
"One of the most ordered and more happy that I have seen [...] with the orderly care with which they care a garden ... you are hiding more work, commitment and perfection of what I've found anywhere "
"You see the long gray olive trees that face the vaporous hills, or Serchio, and the city dall'arborato circle, where the woman sleeps Guinigi. Now the white women fiordaligi closed ne 'clothes, lying in on the cover of the beautiful tomb, and you have the mirror maybe your bank took its vestiges. But not today Ilaria del Carretto signoreggia the land that thou bathrooms, or Serchio "
Torre del Lago, July-August
The appointment with the immortal melodies of Giacomo Puccini
Festa di Santa Zita
Piazza dell, April
Large flower market to commemorate the miraculous transformation of bread from Santa in flowers
Palio della Balestra
Piazza del Duomo, 12 July of each year, the feast of San Paolino (the patron saint of the city)
Preceded and followed by a huge procession of people in costume, coming twelve crossbowmen who challenge each other in a competition of target shooting with the crossbow.
Luminara di Santa Croce
Basilica di San Frediano, 13 September
Traditional procession in honor of the Holy Face in the streets of the center illuminated by lights in oils.
- By train
The station in Lucca is reached or the Florence-Viareggio, Pisa-Aulla
- By plane
The nearest airports are in Florence and Pisa
Agenzia per il turismo Piazza Guidiccioni, 2
Phone 0583/91991 - Fax 0583/490766
Agenzia per il turismo di Lucca
Piazza Santa Maria, 35 - 55100 Lucca
Telephone 0583 919931 Fax 0583 469964
The Story of Lucca
Built as a settlement ligurian and developed later as a Roman town, Lucca in the sixth century became the capital of the Lombard Duchy of Tuscia to develop in the twelfth century as a republic and then the town until the establishment of the Principality of Lucca and Piombino by Napoleon.