Listened to an organ concert here last night that will become a memory of our stay in Lucca. The musical sounds bouncing off the stone walls give an incredible acoustical sound.
I stayed just outside the city walls at the home of a lovely couple I found on a B&B site. You need time to really see Lucca and I was lucky to spend several days there -- and plan to go back. Lucca is indeed a place to be walked with a camera and a "Lonely Planet" in your backpack.... More
We visited for about one hour and we were amazed at the beautiful artwork and size of this church. I could not imagine how they built this so many years ago without the benefit of modern technology. Just amazing!!
A great side trip to consider, if you are based in Florence, is to Lucca, Viareggio, and Torre del Lago. We started with Lucca, which is Puccini's birthplace. We visited his home and then the Duomo and two other beautiful churches. The Duomo has an unusual Last Supper by Tintoretto, and a mysterious medieval carved cedarwood Christ. The facade of... More
I enjoyed attending Mass and then meeting the priest in charge of ecumenical relations for the whole of Tuscany - very friendly. Not so sure about the "Holy Face" legend which sounded like a medieval way to rip off the tourists/pilgrims! I enjoyed seeing the Museum and Oratory next door (for 4 Euros) and going out on a roof walk... More
The Duomo of Lucca is a charming building, with much to recommend it. The facade, if not quite so delicate as that of San Michele, is nonetheless very beautiful, with its variagated columns, and there are some lovely things to see inside as well, most memorably the statue of San Martino upon a beatifically smiling horse, cutting his cloak to... More
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