This week we continue our pictorial tour of the walled city. In this first photo, we start with one of the many fabulous doorways found in the walled city. This one is just outside Chiesa San Giovanni.
Lucca’s 3 mile wall completely surrounds the city. While you can wall, run, bike, play, and even picnic on top of the walls, step outside the stone structures to see the wall from a completely different vantage point.
Olio Su Tavola di Bergamaschi Corrado is what? An art gallery? A ristorante? Well, it’s both and both the art and the food are rather wonderful. Corrado runs the ristorante and his brother (fratello) Irio runs the gallery..
On September 13, Luminare, the city is lit by candlelight. As you can see from this photo of San Martino, Lucca’s cathedral, the effect is stunning. Luminare celebrate the Volto Santo, featured in the photo after the chiesa. The third pic in this series is of Chiesa San Martino, taken from behind the cathedral.
Find the beautifully restored Casa di Boia and tour the amazing structure where you will find some stunning works of art and find a bit about the amazing history of the hangman’s house. Yes, I said that right, the casa was the original home of Lucca’s one and only hangman!
A photo taken from the wall of the cathedral and one of Lucca’s many towers. Like San Gimignano, at one time there were over 100 towers within the walled city.
See you next week (la prossimo settemana), when we’ll see more of this wonderful city.