Originally founded by the Estruscans, Lucca was taken over by the Romans in 180 BC. The city still exists on its Roman street-grid plan. The modern square of the city was originally the Roman forum, and ruins of the amphitheater have been built around, but still exist in the city.
Today, Lucca is known as a hidden gem of Italy, one of its most beautiful and charming towns. It is known for its history, architecture, cafes, city walls, autumn colors, and twisting streets.
People Born in Lucca
Lucca in People's Lives
Julius Caesar: I met with my political partners Crassus and Pompey here at the Lucca Conference in 56 BC.
Ralph Fiennes: I traveled here in 1995 to film scenes of the movie The English Patient.