Category: Lucca

  • Lucca Coat of Arms and Flag

    Lucca Coat of Arms and Flag

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    Lucca Coat of Arms   Truncated silver and red. The coat of arms is surmounted by a marquis crown and is surrounded by a branch of oak and one of laurel knotted together by a red ribbon with white lines. In the ancient times, Lucca adopted the arms of the various Lords ruling the town…

  • Ponte della Maddalena

    Ponte della Maddalena

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    Ponte Della Maddalena is a beautiful bridge situated near the town of Borgo a Mozzano, Its official name in Italian means the Bridge of Mary Magdalene, nevertheless, it is better known by its satanic nickname “Devil’s Bridge”. This probably comes from its amazing shape, a feat of technology for the 11th century when it was…

  • San Michele in Foro

    San Michele in Foro

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    The San Michele in Foro, is among the most beautiful and the most enchanting historic structure of the city of Lucca, it was mentioned for the very first time in 795. It’s an Ancient Rome Catholic Church that was built on the remains of the old Ancient Rome forum. Until 1370, the church was the…

  • 10 Amazing Facts about Lucca

    10 Amazing Facts about Lucca

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    FUN & INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT LUCCA   The City of Lucca was founded by the Etruscans. Lucca is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. The City is situated on the river Serchio and has very fertile plains near the Tyrrhenian Sea. Lucca Became a Roman village in 180 BC. Napoleon took over the city…

  • Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro

    Piazza dell’ Anfiteatro

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    Piazza dell’Anfiteatro is a square at north-east quadrant of the walled heart of Lucca, an area of Tuscany, Italy. The ring of buildings enclosing the sq follows the elliptical form of the prior 2nd century Ancient Rome Amphitheater of Lucca. The sq could be reached through four gateways located in the four vertices of the…

  • Lucca Cathedral

    Lucca Cathedral

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    The Lucca Cathedral also known as the San Martino Cathedral in Lucca is a beautiful marble cathedral with spectacular Romanesque sculptures on its facade and a crucifix sheltered inside. Lucca Cathedral was consecrated in 1070 by Pope Alexander II, previously the Bishop of Lucca. The impetus for substituting the Church of St. Martin with a…

  • Guinigi Tower

    Guinigi Tower

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    The Guinigi Tower is the most important tower in Lucca and one of the few remaining towers around the city walls, the Guinigi is an impressive 44.25 meters high tower that used to be the residence of one of the most powerful and wealthy families in Tuscany during 1300’s. The Towers was used for protection…

  • Photographs of Lucca

    Photographs of Lucca

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    Lucca is located on the apuan alps, its part of the Tuscany Region, on the serchio river, the city is known for its Renaissance walls encircling the city. Information and statistics  total area:  185.5 km2 Elevation: 19 m Postal code: 55100 Dialing code: 0583 official website: Photographs Location Lucca, Tuscany Region, Italy Coordinates: 43°50′30″N 10°30′10″E…