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Hamlets, districts and squares

Piazza San Martino in Lucca

An evocative corner home to the city’s cathedral

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location_on Vicolo Chiostro della Cattedrale, 9, 55100 Lucca LU, Italia
The piazza from above
The piazza from above - Credit: Terry Clinton
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 ...