Lucca, the City-State
A city surrounded by medieval walls
It was the only City-State in Tuscany to have maintianed its autonomy until 1847. It is a unique town that is very proud of its independance and heritage. It defended the freedom of the "Civitas", leaving intact its city walls that date back to the 16th century. The 4250km-long walls features towers and bastions that are still well-conserved today. ...