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Lucca Virtual Tour

Lucca is a city in northern Tuscany, a region of Italy, situated in a plain on the River Serchio. It is famous for its intact Renaissance City Walls, defined by the italian writer Gabriele d’Annunzio “l’arborato cerchio” due to the presence of the trees on the top of the wall along the promenade over it. The history of the city began with the Etruscan and in 180 b.C. Lucca became a Roman colony with the rectangular grid of the historical centre, the Piazza San Michele that occupies the ancient forum and the Amphitheatre in the famous Piazza dell’Anfiteatro an oval square along the perimeter of the old roman building.
The main sights of the city are: the City Walls around the old town characterized by eleven bastions, remained intact as the city expanded and today a pedestrian promenade which encircled the old town; St. Martins Cathedral with the Holy Face of Lucca a cedar-wood crucifix and image of Christ preserved in a small octagonal temple in the nave; The Clock Tower and the Guinigi Tower (famous for the trees on the top of it) from which we can admire a splendid panorama on Lucca and on the plain around it; Piazza San Michele, the old roman forum, with a splendid romanesque church; the ancient Roman Amphitheatre, the Ducal Palace designed by Bartolomeo Ammannati in 1577 and continued by Filippo Juvarra in the 18th century, the Basilica of San Frediano another Romanesque church with a monumental golden mosaic on the facade and the baptismal font, the botanical garden established in 1820 by Marie Louise, Duchess of Parma, the Palazzo Pfanner built in 1667 with a fine garden, attributed to Filippo Juvarra (1678-1736), and an interesting external stairway with loggia.
The province of Lucca is full of things to see: from the Versilia with Viareggio and Forte dei Marmi to the Garfagnana, from the beautiful villas near the town to the Apuan Alps, from parks to the marble quarries from the sea to the mountain ....

LUCCA 360° … WRITER CARD

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Writer Card

The "Writer Card" is the result of the collaboration among the cultural Association “Quel che non è”, the Manufacturer Association and the local Administration.
Thanks to this card and after a short training period on the safety rules in ....

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WRITER CARD

LUCCA 360° … VIAREGGIO CARNIVAL 2010

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Virtual Tour of the Viareggio Carnival 2010

From the time of the Egyptians, who celebrate Carnival as a religious ceremony, passing by the Greeks, who dedicated the rites to the god of wine Dionysus, we arrive at the first masks used by the Romans, before and during ....

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VIAREGGIO CARNIVAL 2010 • virtual tour

LUCCA 360° … "OASI LIPU" in MASSACIUCCOLI

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Virtual Tour of the "Oasi Lipu" in Massaciuccoli

The Massaciuccoli's Lake is located in the small town of Massarosa near Lucca, and became famous for hosting the hunt of the composer Giacomo Puccini who lived in a beautiful villa on the lakeshore...

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OASI LIPU • LAKE of MASSACIUCCOLI

THE WALLS IN LITERATURE

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Virtual Tour of the Walls of Lucca

“Gli alberi delle Mura sono come le anime degli antichi lucchesi. Sono lì a frondeggiare, a respirare, a benedirci. Per questo non Possiamo farne a meno.” Mario Tobino

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The Walls in Literature

LUCCA'S WALLS 360° … BASTION CAIROLI

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Virtual Tour of the "Baluardo Cairoli" • Lucca's Walls

The last great town Walls were built in the XVI century those we can see today and which are about 4200 metres long, 30 metres thick and 12 meters high, able to resist at the shots of guns. Eleven Bastions should have defended Lucca against enemies, but nobody never tried to conquer it, and the Walls remain ...

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WALLS of Lucca • BASTION CAIROLI

LUCCA'S WALLS 360° … BASTION SAN COLOMBANO

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Virtual Tour of the "Baluardo San Colombano" • Lucca's Walls

The wonderful town of Lucca is hidden behind large and very well preserved Walls. It is one of the few towns in Italy to still have it's defensive system intact. The perimeter is irregular and is about 4200 meters long; it is formed by curtain walls that are 12 meters height and 30 meters thick at the base ...

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WALLS of LUCCA • BASTION SAN COLOMBANO

LUCCA 360° … MOUNT CORCHIA -APUAN ALPS

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Virtual Tour of the Mount Corchia • Apuan Alps

Mount Corchia (1677 meters a.s.l.) is located in the southern part of the Apuan Alps in the municipality of Stazzema. The complex formed by it is the largest karsts system known in Italy and it is characterized by numerous caves like the "Tana dei Gracchi", the "Buca del Cane" and the famous ...

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MOUNT CORCHIA (Apuan Alps)

LUCCA 360° … AMPHITHEATRE SQUARE

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"Mazzolin di Fiori" - Andrea Salvetti exhibits in Amphitheatre Square in Lucca

The historic Piazza Anfiteatro (Amphitheatre Square) in Lucca was the scene of the installation of the sculpture "Mazzolin di Fiori" by Andrea Salvetti. The artist in 2009 was the protagonist of important international events such as exhibitions hosted at the "Salone del Mobile" and the "Triennale" in Milan ...

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ANDREA SALVETTI in AMPHITHEATRE SQUARE

LUCCA 360° … ANTIQUES MARKET

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Antiques Market in the old town of Lucca

Every third weekend of the month Lucca hosts the Antiques Market. In this way the squares and the streets around the Duomo are animated by tireless fans who admire the antique furniture waiting to find something beautiful ...

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LUCCA 360°• ANTIQUES MARKET

••• VIRTUAL BROCHURE •••

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The Walls in Literature

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Massaciuccoli's Lake • Massarosa (Lucca)

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Mount Corchia • Apuan Alps • Stazzema

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••• GOOGLE MAPS •••

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The Walls of Lucca on Google Maps

360° VR Panoramas of the Walls of Lucca
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Mount Corchia on Google Maps

360° VR Panoramas of the Apuan Alps

••• HIGHLIGHTS •••

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Birdwatching Hut

Massaciuccoli's Lake

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Marble Quarry Tavolini A

Mount Corchia • Apuan Alps • Stazzema

••• LITTLE PLANET •••

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Little Bridge on the Water

Massaciuccoli's Lake

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"Mazzolin di Fiori"

Andrea Salvetti • Amphitheatre Square • Lucca

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