Brief guide of Lucca Tuscany, Bed and Breakfast in historical center:
Lucca is one of the major art cities of Italy, famous even beyond national borders mainly for its intact city walls of the XV-XVII century, which describes a perimeter of 4,223 m around the historic core of the city and is one of the 4 provincial capitals Italians to have an intact city walls, along with Ferrara, Grosseto, Bergamo; the same circle, it was already starting the second half of the nineteenth century in a pleasant pedestrian promenade, is still one of the best preserved in Europe, as ever used in past centuries for defensive purposes (Note that up to early 90s of last century, Le Mura Urbane were used – thanks to the considerable size of the road – as a true ring road for traffic, too heavy, around the city, the only example in the world of walls of this size and with this use).
As a consequence, the historical city center of the city remained almost intact in its original appearance, therefore can include a variety of architectural merit, as the numerous medieval churches of great architectural richness (Lucca has even been dubbed the “city of 100 churches,” just for the presence of numerous churches in the old town, religious and otherwise, in the past and now in the city), and bell towers, Renaissance palaces and monuments of excellent linearity.
The city also boasts beautiful urban spaces: the most famous is surely to Piazza dell, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheater by the architect Lorenzo Nottolini and unique architecture.
Main street of the historic city is the narrow medieval street Fillungo, which brings together the major malls in the city. Other places are also suggestive Piazza San Michele, the historic heart of the city and Piazza San Martino, religious hub where there is the famous Duomo di San Martino. Piazza Napoleone was commissioned by Elisa Baiocchi during his principality, demolishing old buildings including a medieval church, and has recently been restored. With its structure, its trees, the surrounding streets that surround the central monument, all in the symmetry of the Ducal Palace (now the seat of the Provincial Administration), is an example of the early nineteenth century Neoclassical Urban Affairs. Adjacent is located overlooking Piazza del Giglio where the eponymous Theatre (Teatro del Giglio), which is to be counted as a theater tradition.
- The medieval city wall XV-XVII centuries
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