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Basilica di San Frediano

Basilica di San Frediano

Walking down via Fillungo, passing the piazza of the Amphitheatre, one arrives at Piazza San Frediano
Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

It was created in 1820 by Marie-Louise Bourbon, and it's considered part of the Royal University of Lucca
Casa natale di Giacomo Puccini

Casa natale di Giacomo Puccini

Puccini was born in this house in Corte San Lorenzo, where he spent his childhood until he moved to Milan at the age of 22
Cathedral of San Martino

Cathedral of San Martino

Opening onto the piazza of the same name, the Duomo is surrounded by beautiful buildings from various periods
Church of San Cristoforo

Church of San Cristoforo

It is a basilica with three aisles and a roof supported by trusses
Church of San Martino

Church of San Martino

It's the cathedral of Pietrasanta
Church of San Michele in Foro

Church of San Michele in Foro

It's located in Piazza San Michele, the site of many medieval and Renaissance buildings
Church of San Pietro

Church of San Pietro

The church is all that remains of the homonymous Benedictine monastery
Church of Sant'Agostino

Church of Sant'Agostino

The church dominates the main square of Pietrasanta from the height of its steps
Church of Sant'Alessandro Maggiore

Church of Sant'Alessandro Maggiore

The church of Sant'Alessandro is also called Sant'Alessandro Maggiore to distinguish it from the no longer existing homonymous church near the Duomo
Church of Santa Maria Assunta

Church of Santa Maria Assunta

It is situated in the historic town centre of Camaiore
Church of Ss Giovanni and Reparata

Church of Ss Giovanni and Reparata

The church is mentioned for the first time in 754 in the testament of bishop Valprando
Devil's Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano

Devil's Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano

The Devil's Bridge is situated in Borgo a Mozzano, a village in the Garfagnana area, province of Lucca, its name comes from an ancient legend
Fortress of Monteggiori

Fortress of Monteggiori

It's one of the most charming villages in the Camaiore area
Historical Museum of Liberation

Historical Museum of Liberation

The museum dates back to 1988 and it was realized by a group of survivors of the Second World War
Mura di Lucca

Mura di Lucca

Lucca's medieval and Renaissance features are enclosed in its thick sixteenth century walls, a characteristic of this beautiful Tuscan town on the left of the river Serchio
Musei Civici di Villa Paolina

Musei Civici di Villa Paolina

The municipal museums of Villa Paolina are housed in one of the most remarkable buildings in town
Museo Archeologico Versiliese Bruno Antonucci

Museo Archeologico Versiliese Bruno Antonucci

Since its foundation in 1968 the Museum has been housed at Palazzo Moroni in the Piazza del Duomo of Pietrasanta
Museo Casa Natale Giosuè Carducci

Museo Casa Natale Giosuè Carducci

Giosuè Carducci, the famous Italian poet who received the Nobel Prize for literature in 1906, was born in Valdicastello on the 27th July 1835
Museo Casa-Atelier di Ugo Guidi

Museo Casa-Atelier di Ugo Guidi

In Vittoria Apuana, in the district of Forte dei Marmi, was recently inaugurated the
Museo Civico Archeologico

Museo Civico Archeologico

The museum is in the historic Palazzo Tori Massoni, built at the end of the XVI century by the Orsucci
Museo d'Arte Sacra

Museo d'Arte Sacra

In 1936, in a XVIIth century building, seat of the Confraternita di San Michele e San Vincenzo, the Museum of Sacred Art was set up
Museo dei Bozzetti

Museo dei Bozzetti

It was founded in 1984 and contains small models, mostly of plaster, as well as larger ones and sketches of sculptures by contemporary Italian and foreign artists
Museo del Carnevale

Museo del Carnevale

The Museo del Carnevale (Carnival Museum) is located in the new complex of the "Cittadella del Carnevale", which was designed by the architect Francesco Tomassi
Museo della Cattedrale

Museo della Cattedrale

The museum is housed in a complex consisting of a XIIIth century tower house
Museo della Satira e della Caricatura

Museo della Satira e della Caricatura

The Forte dei Marmi Museum of satire and caricatures is housed in the Forte di Leopoldo I
Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi e Pinacoteca Nazionale

Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi e Pinacoteca Nazionale

It is housed in one of the most luxurious mansions of the town, built between the end of XVIth and the beginning of the XVIIth century
Museo Villa Puccini

Museo Villa Puccini

The Villa has a traditional cubical structure with a symmetrical composition and clearly defined functional partitions
National Museum of Villa Guinigi

National Museum of Villa Guinigi

It's located in one of the oldest buildings of the city: the 15th-century villa belonging to Paolo Guinigi
Palazzo Ducale

Palazzo Ducale

The Palazzo Ducale is the headquarters of the Provincial Government in Lucca and also houses the Institution and Centre FOR Popular Traditions and the Paolo Cresci Foundation for the History of Italian Emigration
Palazzo Pfanner

Palazzo Pfanner

Palazzo Pfanner belonged to the homonym successful chirurg and it's a typical example of the architecture of that period
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

This ancient site constitutes one of the most characteristic and original monuments of the city
Roman Theatre

Roman Theatre

Some remains of a Roman Theatre can be seen in Lucca near the walls, so that visitors can imagine the Roman Lucca of ancient times
Roman Villa in Massaciuccoli

Roman Villa in Massaciuccoli

The remains of the Roman Villa of Massaciuccoli are located on the side of Mount Aquilata, in a panoramic position which overtops the lake of Massaciuccoli
The tower of Matilde

The tower of Matilde

It stands out against the sea on the Darsena Toscana near the mouth of the Burlamacca canal
The tower of Salto della Cervia

The tower of Salto della Cervia

It was one of the fortresses the Florentine government used to defend this coastal area in the XVIth century
Torre delle Ore

Torre delle Ore

Torre delle Ore is the only medieval tower left in Lucca out of around 130 that once existed
Torre Guinigi

Torre Guinigi

It's one of the few towers left standing in the city, is one of the most representative monuments of Lucca

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