Looking east from on the wall. The path below center comes from a passage through the wall (two heavy suspended gates can be dropped to seal that entry in the event of invasion). The pathway heads towards the San Frediano Church. Just beyond the church about a block is the main north-south street - Via Fillungo.
Via Fillungo. Heart of the city.
Corner of Via Mura (left) and Fillungo
Corner of Via Fillungo (cross street) and Via Buia
Don't forget to look up at history
Entry to Piazza Anfiteatro - the site of the Roman ampitheatre, long since torn down for stone to build buildings
Piazza Anfiteatro. Site of many events and some good restaurants and bars.
Piazza San Michele - where medievel armies meet to do "battle"...
..And where an open market sells goodies at Christmas.
Entry to Piazza Napoleone from Via Vitorio Emanuele II
From the other side.
Early Spring pan of Piazza Napoleone from the west
From the east, same cool April day
Winter festival look at Piazza Napoleone
Including ice skating
Book stalls behind the church at Piazza San Giusto
One of my favorite bars on the edge of Piazza San Michele. Great place to sit for an hour or so nursing a Countreau and watching the passing scene.
A look at Piazza San Michele on a sunny afternoon.
Courtyard of the Palazzo Donatto in which Faye enjoyed a marvelous apartment for a few months. Just off Via del Battistero
Our favorite restaurant in Lucca
Courso Giuseppe Garibaldi (cross street) at Via V. Veneto. Via V. Veneto is one of the main entry routes to Lucca from the south near the train station through the Porta San Pietro gate in the wall.
Looking north from the terrace of Jim and Katie's apartment. San Frediano Church on the left.