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Hamlets, districts and squares

Historic walls in Lucca

Lucca’s historic walls are a symbol of the modern principles of fortification

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location_on Piazzale Umberto I, 3, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy

Lucca walls by night
Lucca walls by night - Credit: Simone Girlanda
A bastion-protected medieval city and a blast of comics, culture and colors
Many people born and bred in Tuscany consider Lucca an outlier—it’s not uncommon to hear Florentines mutter “that's not Tuscan”, probably when referring to the bread, which is salted in Lucca and strictly plain elsewhere in Tuscany; or to the Lucchese people's mode of speaking (unique, to say the least); or to the fact that Lucca is the region’s only city-state to have preserved its ...