Lucca, situated on the left of the river Serchio, is presented surrounded by sixteenth century wall arrived unbroken until to our days. Between the monuments to visit there are the Roman amphitheater, planted of 3 meters, Palace Mansi of XVII century, Palace Pretorio, begun in 1492 and broadened in the past century and finally Palace Ducale, built in 1578. Masterpieces of the romanica architecture are the Cathedral titled to San Martino and the church of San Michele in Foro. Not very distant from Lucca, situated to the center of the Natural Park of the Alpi Apuane, to Vergemoli, find the Grotta of the Vento, one between the most entire of Europe in which admire a variety of phenomenons illustrated from expert leaders. The better periods to visit this town are the late summer and the first autumn when the city parties put to fire the most typical appearance of the tuscan landscape. Numerous are the tourists that run up also to july and august for the annual appointment with the International Festival of the Ville Lucchesi and to Carnival for the magnificent viareggine parades, while to september to the town comes enlivened from the Palio of the Balestra in honor of the Santa Croce. Like that of all the towns of paesant origins, also the cusine of Lucca is based on poor ingredients and is bound to the seasonality of the cultivations. The pig is the main dish of the zone with typical local wines, not a lot strong. A speech to part deserves the oil of oliva product in this lans, one of the better.
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