10 Amazing Facts about Lucca

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  1. The City of Lucca was founded by the Etruscans.

  2. Lucca is the capital city of the Province of Lucca.

  3. The City is situated on the river Serchio and has very fertile plains near the Tyrrhenian Sea.

  4. Lucca Became a Roman village in 180 BC.

  5. Napoleon took over the city of Lucca in 1805 and put his Sister Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi as the “Queen of Etruria”.

  6. Famous people born in Lucca: Gemma Galgani, Pope Lucius III, Giacomo Puccini and Leo Nomenelli.

  7.  The city of Lucca is twinned with: Abingdon, United Kingdom city; Golgolin, Poland; Colmar, France; Schongau, Germany; Buenos Aires, Argentina, and Sint-Niklaas, Germany.

  8. Lucca means “illuminated glade”.

  9. Lucca is surrounded by 16th-century walls, with small narrow path walks.

  10. Until the French Revolution in 1789, Lucca was independent from Venice and Genoa.

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