Wall of Lucca

+ITLU1c-0416.(IMG_5784)90Lucca, Italy

After a long, but great drive from Zagreb, Croatia, we made it to Lucca, Italy. Lucca is the birthplace of Craig’s grandfather. Lucca has an ancient wall, (completed in the 13th century) that surrounds it’s historic center, like all cities of it’s time, but this is one of the best preserved in Europe.  In the 1800’s, the top of the wall was planted with trees and grass turning it into a huge park, it is a pleasant place to walk or ride a bike and it is the only wall in Europe where a car can drive all the way around the top of it. Lucca was founded by the Etruscans and became a Roman colony in 180 BC.


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