Lucca – Tuscany’s Well Preserved Medieval Town

Duomo di San Martino, Lucca, Italy

A well-preserved medieval town – the birthplace of Puccini – Lucca is completely encircled by 17th-century walls, and lies in the heart of a fertile plain in northwest Tuscany, an hour’s drive from Florence and 14 miles northeast of Pisa. The Piazza San Michele is the site of the old Roman forum, hence the name of the Romanesque church here,

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