Italy in Photos
Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia
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Lucca is a city and comune in Toscana, Central Italy, on them Serchio, in a fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital of the Province of Lucca. It is famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls.
The walls encircling the old town remain intact, even as the city expanded and modernized, unusual for cities in the region. Initially built as a defensive rampart, once the walls lost their military importance they became a pedestrian promenade, the Passeggiata delle Mura Urbane, a street atop the walls linking the bastions.
It is the birthplace of composers Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly), Nicolao Dorati, Francesco Geminiani, Gioseffo Guami, Luigi Boccherini, and Alfredo Catalani. It is also the birthplace of artist Benedetto Brandimarte. Since 2004, the city is home to IMT Lucca, a public research institution and a selective graduate school and part of the Superior Graduate Schools in Italy (Grandes écoles)
The city hosts the annual Summer Festival. The 2006 edition featured live performances by Eric Clapton, Placebo, Massive Attack, Roger Waters, Tracy Chapman, and Santana at the Piazza Napoleone.
It also hosts the annual Comics and Games festival, Europe’s largest festival for comics, movies, games and related subjects. Wikipedia
Photo Gallery of Walk 1 – Via del Crocifisso to Chiesa di San Michele in Foro, Piazza San Michele
Approximately 1.17 km – 0.73 miles
The walk starts from the large carpark adjacent to Via del Crocifisso – Piazzale Boccherini – Piazzale Giuseppe Verdi – Via Vittorio Emanuele II – Via del Crocifisso – Via San Paolino – Chiesa dei Santi Paolino e Donato, Via San Paolino – Via San Paolino – Piazza Cittadella – Via San Paolino – Chiesa di San Michele in Foro, Piazza San Michele
Photo Gallery of Walk 2 – Via Roma to Piazzale Boccherini
Approximately 2.61 km – 1.62 miles
The walk starts in Via Roma – Via Fillungo – Via Sant’Andrea – Piazza Guidiccioni – Walk back to Via Fillungo – Via Degli Angeli – Via Cesare Battisti – Piazza del Collegio – Piazza S. Frediano Walk back to Piazza del Collegio – Palazzo Pfanner – Rampa S. Frediano – Viale delle Mura Urbane – Via Discesa Sant’Agostino – Via del Panificio -Piazza Sant’Agostino – Via S. Giorgio – Via delle Conce – Via S. Tommaso – Via Galli Tassi – Via San Paolino – Piazzale Giuseppe Verdi – Piazzale Boccherini
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