Best Photography Locations in Lucca

Lucca is one of the most interesting Tuscan cities, both architecturally and culturally. Its main feature is undoubtedly its walls, built around 1500. Keep it perfectly, surround the city with a 4.5-kilometer radius. Made of brick, they have a thickness of 30 meters and 12 in height. With its Lucca walls it is a charming urban park, thanks to the presence of centuries-old trees such as red planks and oaks. The conversion to civilian use of the walls dates back to the end of the nineteenth century. Inside the city you access through one of the four ancient gates. The city intact preserves its appearance, which has remained almost unchanged over time. Ancient palaces alternate with churches and squares. Among these stands out the most interesting and curious, the oval square. Its name comes from its shape.

Houses overlooking the square follow a precise trend. This is because they were rebuilt as bases, the remains of an ancient Roman theater, which was destroyed. Originally used as a quarry for the exploitation of the remaining materials of the old theater, it was soon exploited to rebuild homes. From the outside of the square it is impossible to perceive its elliptical shape, because there are no roads that intersect the square, but only the access doors. Outside these, the construction fabric never interrupts. Another curiosity is represented by the windows of the houses that, overlooking the square, do not follow a very precise order but seem to be placed at random. Another curiosity of this Tuscan city is represented by the Guinigi Tower. Made of the homonymous family, rich bankers and merchants of Lucca, is a unique example of its kind.

It is defined as the tree-lined tower, because on its summit there is an incredible hanging garden consisting of five large secular trees. This tower definitely deserves a visit both for the sight it offers and for being unique in its kind. There are talk of hanging towers, torn towers, or maybe the most disparate forms, but one such as the Guinigi Tower is unique. On the origin of the name that gives the city, Lucca, there are many doubts. It is assumed that it comes from the Ligurian “Luk” which means wetland. Lucca is located halfway between the city of Florence and the Tuscan coastline. Many tourists choose it as a tourist destination just to match a cultural tourism by visiting the city, and then easily reach the seaside resorts such as Torre del Lago or Viareggio, just a few minutes drive by car.

 

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