SHORT HISTORY OF LUCCA
The history of Lucca holds 2000 years of events, legends and secrets that Maria will magically recall with great passion and knowledge during her guided tours.
The role of women in the history of Lucca? Often prominent. The role of culture and art? Everything is jealously guarded within Lucca’s massive Walls. A guided tour with Maria will reveal events and crimes from the foundation of the city by the Romans up to the magnificence of the Middle Age and the sumptuousness of the silk merchants and bankers in the Renaissance, without forgetting the wave of novelty brought by Elisa Bonaparte, Napoleon’s sister, in the 19th century once she settle in the Palazzo Ducale.
A very important part of the history of Lucca is Music: Geminiani, Boccherini, Catalani and Giacomo Puccini were born in Lucca. Let Maria guide you in the many places of music, enjoy the atmosphere of the golden centuries of music and the many musical events and concerts that Lucca offers to its visitors all year round.