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Colors of Lucca - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Lucca Lucca is a city of haute culture and arts. Besides this is an established place of an exciting original event being Lucca Comics and Game Festival. The fest was first held in 1966 and since that time the engaging festival taking place at the end of October has been attracting thousands of comics fans annually. Up until 1993 the festival was only devoted to comics and it was attended by many renowned authors and artists who shared their plans and ideas with fans. Engaging fairs and presentations took place within the festival and like minded mates shared the experience and their opinions on the recently read comics.
Visiting the local entertaining centers, shops and scenic natural sights will sufficiently enliven the tours over the historical places of the city. Lucca has a marvelous botanical garden … Open
In 1993 the festival got another significant feature. Its program was added with computer games and simulators topics. The essential ingredient of the festival was bright and exciting carnival processions and since 1993 the procession has turned into the main festival entertainment. The streets of the city turn filled with the heroes of computer games. Horrendous orgies, elves archers, wizards in starry sky color gowns are the main participants of carnival processions.
The festival will be of great interest not only for comics readers and admirers and gamers but for the youngest travelers. A special entertaining program with sportive games, contests and competitions for youngest festival travelers is also included in the schedule of the event. The major part of the events takes place in the historic part of the Lucca town. Interesting exhibitions and meetings are organized there daily. The event full of fairy-tale characters looks even more fantastic and impressive on the background of ancient castles and antique squares. Copyright
1. Travelers who are setting off to Lucca for the first time should undoubtedly visit the touristic center of APT Lucca Tourist Information Office. It is located near the Santa Maria square. … Open
In 2001 the opening of the Lucca Comics Museum was held and thus one can explore the interesting collection not only within the festival but at any particular time. The Lucca Comics and Game Festival is by far not a solitary cultural event of the city life. An upscale music fest of Lucca Summer Festival takes place annually in summer. Popular rock bands are engaged in the show. The stage for the open air festival is mounted on the Piazza Napoleone. The classic music fans will love the Puccini Festival which takes place in the second part of August. The festival is dedicated to the activity and creations of renowned musician and composer. The September Medieval Festival will be of great interest for history enthusiasts. Within this festival many exciting entertaining events are held.
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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Lucca
♥   Basilica di S. Paolino, Lucca, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Martino, Lucca, 2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Frediano, Lucca, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Maria Assunta, Pisa, 14.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di Maria SS. Assunta e S. Giovanni Battista, Pescia, 18.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Andrea, Viareggio, 19.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica di S. Paolino, Viareggio, 19.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lucca
♥   Castle 'Porcaresi Castle' Villa Basilica, 4.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Santa Maria Castle' Vecchiano, 9.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Roncioni’s Castle' Ripafratta, 14.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Verruca Fortress' Calci, 14.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Gambacorti’s Castle' Filettole, 14.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Matilde Tower' Viareggio, 18.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Pietrasanta Fortress and "Rocca di Sala"' Pietrasanta, 24.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

City tours, excursions and tickets in Lucca and surroundings

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Grotta Giusti

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Tourists who prefer recreation in picturesque areas can go to Tuscany. Here is a unique bath complex, which was opened in the natural cave of Giusti. Now it is a part of the infrastructure of the prestigious Grotta Giusti Resort Golf & Spa Tuscany. The depth of the cave in which the thermal complex has been built is about 200 meters, on its bottom there is a hot spring. … Read further

Fortezza Medicea Restaurant

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In the surroundings of Pisa, there is a striking historical sight - the Fortezza Medicea Castle, the largest part of its existence as the site of the high-security prison. A few years ago the historical prison was opened for the excursions. Later, the 'prison restaurant' of the same name was opened. To sample its specialties, guests have to observe some rules. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Lucca

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