Category Archives: LUCCA

Torre del Lago (Lucca) – 61st Puccini Festival

The Puccini Festival was born in 1930 to realize a intimate desire of the Maestro. He would has listened a time in his life one of his operas resound on the shores of the lake where he composed it. Right … Continue reading

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First Sunday of the month: museums free entrance

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It is a very important event involving all the State Museums with specials and free tickets access. Therefore, if you plan to visit Florence, Pisa, Lucca or any other Tuscan town our countless masterpieces without spending one Euro! For instance … Continue reading

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LUCCA – The Tradition of Hand weaving

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The Lucca tradition of weaving dates back to ancient times. The oldest finds were made of silk, with designs of attacking panthers surrounded by “wheels” or “orbs” dating back to 1200, the Golden Era of textile works and commerce. However, … Continue reading

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Lucca – Palazzo Mansi and how a Ballroom and Bedroom of a princess could look like

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If you want to give your children an idea of how the ballroom and the bedroom of a princess could look like, I suggest you to visit the Palazzo Mansi in Lucca. Due to its characteristics and its prestigious furniture … Continue reading

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Lucca – The Walls

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A hundred churches, kilometres of walls. To the less attentive traveller, these are the distinctive aspects of Lucca, but, with patience this town can offer so many surprises that there will be no regrets that they haven’t visited the other … Continue reading

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Orrido di Botri: a natural canyon just at little more than one hour drive from the Agriturismo I Pitti (80 km).

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An impressive limestone gorge rich with vegetation and rare animal species such as the royal eagle This canyon in the Valle di Serchio is a paradise for nature lovers and those who adore the thrill of walking through a steep, … Continue reading

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Lucca – Great Reinassance Merchants

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Great renaissance merchants; not only Florentines… Many Florentine families are famous in history for their important export activities which made them rich during the renaissance era. Less known is the history of those who, around the same time, transformed the … Continue reading

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