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, the first of which was set up to preserve, safeguard and promote appreciation and understanding of folklore and traditions, and the second to do likewise for memories and documents relating to emigration.
Also to be found in the Palazzo are the History Institute in Lucca, the Resistance Institute, the UNESCO Forum, the Lucchese Academy for Science, Literature and Art, the Institute for Calabrian Studies and the Risorgimento Museum.
The Palazzo Ducale is in the historic centre of the important town of Lucca, capital of the Province of Lucca.
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Tel: +39 0583417326
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