Puccini of Lucca, Italy

By James Clark

Lucca, Italy is a beautiful town surrounded by a 12 metre thick and 25 metre high 16th century wall, which runs around Lucca’s perimeter and protects the city.  On top of the wall is a boardwalk and bike path, and there’s no better way to take in the city than to walk or cycle around the giant wall, whilst viewing some of Italy’s finest medieval and Renaissance architecture.  There are eight ramps in total, one of which, especially built for wheelchair access, runs alongside Porta Santa Maria.

Cars are not permitted in a large proportion of Lucca, and walkers and cyclists ...

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