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Travel Guide to Lucca, Italy

Lucca is a charming Italian town in Tuscany, which is located not far away from Pisa. The city was founded on the site of the Ligurian settlement and the Roman military camp. Lucca has always been a prime location because it is built on the crossroads of important trade routes. The town's name came from the Ligurian word meaning "marshy place" and was given to Lucca due to its swampy landscape.
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The city is surrounded by a chain of old protective walls with eleven bastions. The walls are very old, so the city’s valley was simply made on the top of them. The valley is in great condition even nowadays. In Lucca are also located two tall towers with several hundreds of steps. If you reach the top of them, you will be able to enjoy magnificent views of the city. The central streets of Lucca hide several small fountains with really tasty and clean water.
In Lucca are located museums dedicated to great composers - Puccini and Boccherini. You will also find an art gallery in Mansi palace and numerous medieval Tuscan churches with their traditional square campanile bell towers. In case you visit Lucca during the spring time you will be able to attend one of the most exciting carnivals of the world – Viareggio. Summer is the time to attend the July festival of rock and pop music with numerous internationally famous artists participating. You can also visit Puccini Festival that is also organized in summer, or move your feet a popular antiques market that works every Sunday. Autumn is the time of the comics’ festival and so here take place numerous fairs and even the competition of crossbowmen.
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