The Aqueduct of Nottolini is a prominent Neoclassical architectural landmark near the city of Lucca, region of Tuscany, Italy. The 19th-century structure brought water to Lucca from the mountains south of the city through a stone channel supported by more than 400 arches, stretching for over 3 kilometres.
La Chiesa dei Santi Giovanni e Reparata si trova in Piazza San Giovanni nella parte romanica del centro storico di Lucca. Vanta uno stretto rapporto con il Duomo di S.Martino, in quanto risulta come la prima sede dei vescovi della diocesi e detentrice del diritto al fonte battesimale.
Lucca, summer of 2010 - a lucky discovery took place during the restoration of the Orsucci palace: the ruins of a building of the first century B.C. were found in the underground of the palace. Today this unique site is a museum in the heart of the town: the Domus Romana "Casa del Fanciullo sul Delfino", a name that comes from from the drawing of two cupids riding a dolphin, found on one of the frieze.
The Ducal Palace (Italian: Palazzo Ducale) is a palace in Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy.. History. The palace is located on the site of the Fortezza Augustan, the residence of condottiero Castruccio Castracani, where also was his palace, perhaps designed by Giotto.
Guinigi Tower (Torre Guinigi) From the 13th century onwards the Guinigi family, who were rich merchants and a leading family of the town, concentrated their mansions between via Sant'Andrea and via Guinigi, which has preserved its medieval appearance practically intact.
Lake Massaciuccoli (Lago di Massaciuccoli in Italian) is a lake in the Province of Lucca, Tuscany, Italy. Its surface area is 6.9 km². It is located mainly in the municipality of Massarosa and partly in Torre del Lago, a civil parish of Viareggio. The lake was known in ancient times as the Fossis Papirianis, a name used in the Tabula Peutingeriana.
Il Museo della Cattedrale è stato creato nel 1992 per custodire sia gli arredi realizzati fin dall'alto medioevo per lo svolgimento delle solenni funzioni liturgiche della Cattedrale sia le opere scultoree e pittoriche che, rimosse dall'originaria ubicazione per motivi di conservazione o sostituite da autori più aggiornati, giacevano, poco accessibili alla vista, nei depositi o nella sacrestia.
A number of Torture Museums in Italy give you a chance to see the examples of inhumanity and some horrific methods of torture designed to break even the strongest of wills. The Museum shows the creativity, ability and desire to cause pain to other humans, so it is not an easy experience. It’s definitely not for the faint of heart.
The Certosa & Natural History Museum of Calci Near Pisa The Certosa di Calci is Huge! A day trip travelling between Florence and Pisa offers quite a few exciting options, for example one of the world's leading scientific museums hidden within the walls of an extra-large monastery at the foot of the Apuane Alps.
The Natural History Museum of the University of Pisa is one of the oldest in the world. Born as a "Gallery" at the end of the sixteenth century by the will of Ferdinando I dei Medici, today it retraces over 400 years of history of scientific-naturalistic research of the Pisan University.
The Palazzo Bocella is a Renaissance style palace located on Via della Fratta #36, near the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, in central Lucca, region of Tuscany, Italy. The palace in 2015 houses the Lucca Center of Contemporary Art, or nuovo Museo di Arte Contemporanea Lu.C.C.A. The palace is a museum and gallery for contemporary exhibits and performances.
Today, the neoclassic palace occupies the western end of Piazza Napoleone and it serves as headquarters to the Province’s administrative offices. This piazza plays hosts to some of the city’s most important cultural events and concerts, like those organized during the ‘Lucca Summer Festival’.
Pisa Charterhouse, also known as Calci Charterhouse (Certosa di Pisa, Certosa di Calci), is a former Carthusian monastery, or charterhouse, currently the home of the Museo di storia naturale e del territorio dell'Università di Pisa ("Museum of Natural History and of the Territory of the University of Pisa"), located in the comune of Calci, some 10 km outside Pisa, Tuscany, Italy.
Lucca, Porta Elisa If one thinks of Lucca as a nucleus proudly contained within its walls, then the opening of a new gate – seen as a wound or a respiratory organ, depending on one’s point of view – in the round city is certain to appear among the most symbolic of the many interventions promoted and brought to completion by Élisa Baciocchi.
The Praetorian Palace (Slovene: Pretorska palača, Italian: palazzo Pretorio) is a 15th-century Venetian Gothic palace in the city of Koper, in southwest Slovenia. Located on the southern side of the city's central Tito Square (at Titov trg/piazza Tito 3), it houses the Koper city government and a wedding hall.
The Festival is located in Torre del Lago, Italy, a town located between Lago di Massaciuccoli and the Tyrrhenian Sea, 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the beaches of Viareggio on the Tuscan Riviera and 18 kilometres (11 mi) from Pisa and Lucca, Puccini's birthplace.
Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca, Italy, on December 22, 1858. Puccini spent his childhood in Lucca and the city embraces him as a favorite native son. The famous opera composer's house has been restored in the style of the mid-nineteenth century and made into a small museum that is open to the public.
San Giusto is a church in Lucca, Tuscany, central Italy. Built over a pre-existing church, it dates to the second half of the 12th century. Description. The present building has a nave and two aisles with apses. The façade has a mixed decoration, with white and black stripes in the upper part, forming two small superimposed loggias at the top.
For those interested, the Monastery-Sanctuary of Saint Gemma in Lucca, Italy has a new website with some wonderful photos concerning Saint Gemma, along with a bunch of information about her holy life and the history of the founding of the Monastery itself.
Santa Maria della Rosa is a Gothic- style, Roman Catholic church located on Via della Rosa in central Lucca, region of Tuscany, Italy. History The church as we see it dates from a 1309-1333 construction at the site of an older oratory devoted to an icon of the Madonna, holding a Rose, and with St Peter and St Paul.
Santa Maria Forisportam, also called Santa Maria Bianca, is a Romanesque-style, Roman Catholic church located on piazza Santa Maria Bianca in Lucca, region of Tuscany, Italy. History. A church at the site was present by the 12th century, when it was enclosed inside the walls of Lucca. The church is modeled after the Cathedral of Pisa.
The Torre delle Ore or Torre delle Orologio is a clock-tower or turret clock located on Via Fillungo in central Lucca, region of Tuscany, Italy. History. Medieval Lucca, like many medieval cities in Italy abounded with private towers, built for protection, exemplified best today by the remaining towers of San Gimignano.
Villa Mansi is a country palace and gardens located in Segromigno in Monte, near Capannori, about 12 kilometers northeast of the city of Lucca in the region of Tuscany, Italy. Biography The villa was initially constructed in the 16th century by the Benedetti family, who sold the villa to the Cenami family, who included the Abbot Paolo Cenami, in 1599.
The Villa Marlia or Villa Reale di Marlia — a late-renaissance palazzo or villa, and its estate's property that includes renowned gardens and adjacent villas and follies within the compound. It is located in Capannori, in the Province of Lucca, west of Florence, in the northern Tuscany region of Italy.
His villa is now a museum and in summer the Puccini Opera Festival is held in the outdoor theater overlooking the lake. Celle dei Puccini, about half an hour from Lucca, near Pescaglia, is the house where Puccini and his family spent their summers during his childhood.
The walls also provide an exceptional panoramic point, with the churches and towers of Lucca on one side and the Apuan Alps on the horizon. The ring that we see today is the last one in a series. The first one was a traditional Roman square plan surrounding the city center, built around 200 BC.