Tag Archives: Villas in Lucca

Lucca Antiquities Market

20/03/2013

My favourite city in Tuscany, actually in all of Italy, is Lucca. Founded by the Etruscans it became a part of the Roman Empire in 180 B.C. The city really prospered in the 11th Century as a silk trading center and in 1160 became an independent Republic. It was perhaps the richest of the Italian city states, and the architecture reflects it. The city’s opulent mansions and villas are only eclipsed in beauty by the…

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