Monday, 12 September 2011

Lucca Draft Town Text dmb

An independent city state for centuries, Lucca is
now a prosperous town in Tuscany with 80000 inhabitants. Its finely preserved ramparts date-from the 16th Century and surround a Roman town with an amphitheatre uniquely built in among more recent buildings to create an oval piazza. The composer. Puccini was born in Lucca in 1858. The town is hosting the 21st Symposium of the Walled Towns Friendship Circle in October 2011.
Lucca was ARCHWAY PARTNER for Heritage Management (qv) 2004-2008
Lucca features in the Braun and Hogenberg Urban Atlas Volume IV.50
Baedeker: North Italy p528-9,map 529
Photos 2008

"To err is human.." from Cathedral