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The Wanderers Guide To Lucca Brian Robert Lindquist

The Wanderers Guide To Lucca

Brian Robert Lindquist

Published January 6th 2012
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Paperback
384 pages
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Lucca is a maze of streets, all filled with secrets. The Wanderers Guide to Lucca lets you wander in this maze, quickly find out where you are, what you are looking at, and learn something about it. Every building on the map is color coded andMoreLucca is a maze of streets, all filled with secrets. The Wanderers Guide to Lucca lets you wander in this maze, quickly find out where you are, what you are looking at, and learn something about it. Every building on the map is color coded and numbered for easy reference to the text.CONTENTSHISTORY A review of the 2,000 years which gave us the city we see today. Many more historical details are woven into the sections that follow.CHURCHES There seems to be a church on every corner in Lucca, and they are the repository of much of its artistic heritage. A comprehensive guide to 78 churches, present and past, with 30 floor plans and 16 numbered walking tours.THE PALAZZI An architectural and historical introduction to 85 Medieval and Renaissance mansions and palaces.THE FAMILIES The families who lived in these buildings were the soul of the town. 40 of the greatest families are introduced.THE STREETS The origins and curiosities of the most interesting streets.THE WALLS The Roman, Medieval, and Renaissance (todays) fortifications.374 pages + 5 pages color maps. More than 100 b&w illustrations.