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Virtually anywhere you stop during an Italy tour will leave you satisfied. Whether it's the historical significance of Rome or the beauty of Florence, each city is as pleasing as the last - and the small city of Lucca is no exception to that rule. Situated in the Tuscany region of Italy, Lucca has something for everyone, whether you want to bask in Renaissance-era architecture or enjoy one of the city's many festivals.
The first thing you'll likely notice upon entering Lucca is its many centuries-old buildings. The city's churches and villas have made it a popular spot, and with good reason. There are many tourist hotspots you can cross of your list, but there are a few buildings you can't miss visiting when you arrive at Lucca.
The Lucca Cathedral, technically known as the Cathedral of St. Marin, is one of the city's most famous landmarks. Construction began on the iconic church back in 1063 A.D., and today it is well-known for its beautifully, intricate facade along with its instantly recognizable bell-tower.
Lucca is also an appealing destination because it is one of the few cities in Italy that still has Renaissance-era walls surrounding its oldest parts. Inside the walls is where you can really enjoy what the city has to offer. Specifically, Lucca's main square is flush with local Italian restaurants and gelato shops.
Depending on when you visit Lucca, you may be lucky enough to stumble upon one of its many festivals. Perhaps most famous is the Lucca Summer Festival, which welcomes a handful of big-name musicians each year. Held in Piazza Napoleone, the festival has welcomed the likes of Norah Jones, Tom Petty, Santana and Eric Clapton.
If music isn't your thing, Lucca welcomes several other festivals throughout the year including the Lucca Comics & Games Festival, which is considered the largest event of its type in the country. You can also visit the Viareggio's Carnival, Lucca Film Festival or Digital Photo Fest - just to name a few of your options.
Few cities have as much to offer as Lucca. Its lengthy history is around every corner, yet you can still get a taste of modern culture thanks to its diverse performing arts and festival scene. Whatever you're looking for, one thing's for sure - you can find it Lucca.
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