Lucca is a small city in Tuscany founded by Etruscans, later to become a Roman colony. My favorite part of Lucca was seeing the Piazza where an amphitheatre once stood. The buildings are curved in a perfect ellipse despite the structure being long gone. In 1805 Lucca was taken over my Napoleon and he put his sister Elisa in charge. The famous composer Puccini was born in Lucca. Lucca also has several important churches, but unfortunately when I was there the churches were closed for tourists because of services. Also, the streets were pretty deserted because we went on a Sunday and it was also the weekend of the Carnevale celebration in Viareggio. 

Lucca was very pretty but also sort of odd. We had to climb through some really sketchy passageways in the wall to enter the city, but the architecture was definitely worthwhile.

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