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Updated February 9, 2018
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  1. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    This square was built on the foundations of a Roman amphitheater built in the second half of the first century A. D. Later it was used as a quarry to supply the town with materials for churches and palaces. Several buildings were constructed inside t…
  2. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    This church was built between 560 and 588. It was rebuilt in the first half of the XII century. In the XIII century it was heightened and a golden mosaic was added on its facade. This mosaic represents the Christ redeemer. The church you see today wa…
  3. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    This church was built between the 11th and the 14th century. It is located where the Roman forum was. Its richly sculpted facade is bigger than the rest of the chuch, because money ran out before it was completed. At the top of the church you c…
  4. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    This palace was built in the second half of the XVII century for the Moriconi family. They were noble silk merchants. In 1680 the property was taken over by the Contarini; another family of noble merchants. In the second half of the ninethenth centur…
  5. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    This square is also called piazza Grande. It was named after Napoleon, whose sister Elisa Baciocchi Bonaparte ruled Lucca from 1805 until 1815. Many buildings, the salt storeroom and a church were demolished to build it in 1806. Palazzo Ducal…
  6. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    In the Middle Ages there were 130 towers in Lucca. Today only two of these are left. You can climb to their tops of these towers and enjoy the landscape over the town. One of these is named torre Guinigi. It was built around 1390 and is 45 met…
  7. Free! "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    The duomo of San Martino (or the cathedral) was founded in the VI century. It was rebuilt around 1060 and renewed between the XII and the XIII centuries. The interior was rebuilt in the 14th and 15th centuries. One of the highlights of this church…
  8. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    Lucca has a small and beautiful botanical garden. It was created in the 1820 as a research and education center. Near its entrance there is the so-called montagnola with flowers and plants from the mountains near Lucca and Pisa. There are some gr…
  9. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    Viareggio is a beautiful seaside resort some 25 km from Lucca. It has around 10 kilometers of sandy beach and is famous for its carnival. This town has many Art Nouveau buildings. The tourist office in Viareggio has a useful map with the locations…
  10. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    Pisa is a town not far from Lucca. It is famous worldwide for its leaning tower. This tower was built between the XII and the XIV centuries. Beside the tower here you can visit the cathedral, an ancient cloistered cemetery (camposanto monumentale)…
  11. Average priced "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    Barga is a beautiful hilltown, north of Lucca. It is situated in the valley known as Garfagnana. The things to do in Barga are to get lost in its maze of alleys, visit the cathedral and have a drink or a meal at some cafes or restaurants. The …
  12. Cheap "Sights & Attractions" in Lucca, Italy
    This bridge also called Ponte del Diavolo is located near Borgo a Mozzano; some km far from Lucca. It crosses the Serchio river. This bridge was built at the beginning of the 13th century on the remains of a previous bridge. Its name comes from a cha…
Maurizioago says:
...and a beautiful town (in the tuscany) to visit!

Ciao!
Posted on: Feb 10, 2018
odiseya says:
Nice list!
Posted on: Feb 09, 2018
Maurizioago says:
I have never been to Matera. I am sorry.
Posted on: Feb 20, 2017
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