Lucca is a town in the region of Tuscany in central Italy, about 10 miles from Pisa. It is one of the few cities in Italy to have almost completely intact walls surrounding the city, dating back to the Renaissance.

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

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Lucca in People's Lives

Julius Caesar: I met with my political partners Crassus and Pompey here at the Lucca Conference in 56 BC.

Massimo Brambati: I played on this city's soccer team from 1993 - 1994. After a few years of leaving to play for Palermo, I came back to this town and played for them again from 1995 - 1997.

Ralph FiennesI traveled here in 1995 to film scenes of the movie The English Patient.

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