Tastes of Tuscany – 4 – Lucca and Pisa

Cityscape, Landscape, Photography, World Heritage Site

Lucca is one of Tuscany’s most beloved artistic cities, with nicknamed the town of a hundred churches on account of its incredible number of places of worship. It is the birthplace of famous composer Puccini. whose great pieces of La Boheme, Madam Butterfly that I love. Lucca, in Tuscany, has a historic center completely enclosed by walls that are some of Italy’s ​best-preserved ramparts. The top of the walls has been made into tree-lined pathways so you can walk or ride a bike atop the walls. The oval-shaped piazza that used to be a Roman amphitheater is fascinated. Unlike many Tuscan towns, Lucca is flat rather than on a hill. I only wish we had more time to explore this beautiful city with so many medieval architectures.


Pisa’s Piazza del Duomo with the famous Leaning Tower was declared as a World Heritage Site in 1987. The architectural blend of Romanesque and Gothic styles is uniquely beautiful.

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4 thoughts on “Tastes of Tuscany – 4 – Lucca and Pisa”

    • shungphotography says:

      Thank you for liking my photos. Yes, I found these cities very attractive.

  1. shungphotography says:

    Thank you! You should make another trip! I’d like to go back to Lucca and spend a couple of days there and may be go to an opera!

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