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Princess Elisa Bonaparte, the Scents of Flowers and Life on Television

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What would Elisa Bonaparte, Princess of Lucca, Massa, and Piombino and younger sister of Napoleon, have said if she had known that they would be talking about her on TV in Lucca after two centuries? And why? Because of military campaigns? Economic and social reforms in the wake of the French Revolution? No, ladies and gentlemen. It is in regard to a much more light-hearted reason, might I say “fragrant”. This powerful, modern, and revolutionary young woman, among other things, introduced new varieties of plants and flowers to Lucca and Tuscany. On February 21, a conference in regard to this subject was held in the rooms where Elisa’s court theatre used to be in Palazzo Ducale in Lucca. The event was filmed by a Tuscan network, Channel 50, and sponsored by the Filippo Mazzei Cultural Circle of Pisa. The...

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GlobeTrotter Jon Haggins in Lucca, with Gabriele Calabrese – pt. 2

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Part 2: In this episode, Jon Haggins strolls through the town and visits Palazzo Mansi. The palazzo is a tangible example of the opulence and power of Lucca past. Other landmarks are also viewed such as the Walls and some of the most beautiful historical gardens. The vegetation is, in fact, an element which ties the historical center to the ancient outlying “six-mile territory”. Borgo a Mozzano, Celle dei Puccini, and a farmhouse in Montecarlo, where typical local dishes are prepared, attest to the excellence of the rural historical landscape of what once constituted the territory of the ancient Republic of Lucca.

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GlobeTrotter Jon Haggins in Lucca, with Gabriele Calabrese

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Part 1: Giacomo Puccini, other famous Lucca composers, music and show venues of Lucca are the common thread in the first part of Jon Haggins’s documentary. Gabriele guides the guests through the town, entertaining them with anecdotes and unravelling this long thread that is permanently and “harmoniously” tied to the history of Lucca.

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The Italian TV show “Cake Star” arrives in Lucca with Damiano Carrara

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There are many Lucchesi throughout the world that have worked as actors, singers, writers, bankers, figurine makers. Then there is Damiano Carrara, a young and handsome pastry chef. Damiano was born in Lucca in 1985 and began working as a bartender. He migrated to Ireland and then to California, where, in a blink of an eye, he opened up “Carrara Pastries” with his brother, Massimiliano. A success. Perhaps it’s in part because he’s quite good-looking, with a luminous smile and sunny disposition, that the Food Network called him to compete in the Spring Baking Championship, but, more likely, it was a network screen test. The following year, in fact, he became a judge of the Halloween Baking Championship, Spring Baking Championship, and, in 2017, of Bake Off Italia. He also wrote a couple of cookbooks with his brother: Dolce...

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Lucca Italy is a Fantastic Walking Tour Destination

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Courtesy of shawnacoronado.com: Visiting Lucca is very much like stepping back into time. Unlike Rome, which is a large bustling metropolis with honking horns and constant sirens, Lucca offers peace and quiet with an old world feel. Lucca Italy is a fantastic walking tour destination. In the early morning, as the light is just starting to touch Lucca’s walls, I found solace on my morning walks. I would step away from my amazingly quaint hotel, the Alla Corte degli Angeli, and wander the stone streets alone before breakfast, listening to the community coming alive with the friendliness of a small village. This is a fond memory of my time spent there. Walking for wellness is easy in Lucca; there’s no need to rent a car if you are staying in Lucca proper as the streets and surrounding walls are...

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Jutta

We was very glad with Sabinas guiding tour

Hello,

We want to Tell you, that we was very glad with Sabinas guiding tour.
She also gave us a lot of Tips for Shopping Special Food and nice Restaurants and told us a lot about Luccas History and Culture.

Best regards Jutta

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Viator’s 2017 Top Rated Award

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In recognition of the impressive ratings from Viator users, Turislucca is proud to have received Viator’s 2017 Top Rated Award. Turislucca achieved Viator’s Top Rated Award, distinguishing you as an outstanding provider for the world’s leading tours, activities and attractions booking platform. You’re part of a select, high-performing group to receive this honor, thanks to your consistently impressive ratings from Viator and TripAdvisor customers around the globe this past year. We’re thrilled to count you as one of our top-rated supply partners. Your team works hard to provide high-quality and unforgettable experiences, and you deserve to be recognized. We encourage you to proudly share your achievement and showcase to our mutual customers that Turislucca is among the very best in the business.

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The Wall of Lucca…

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From My Travel in Tuscany: I have to thanks a friend of mine that suggested me to get this unusual tour created by Turislucca, a group of experienced authorized tour guides with a great knowledge of the town, that told me tons of interesting facts about the history of their birthplace. If a “must to do” in town is a bike ride along the wide and shady path of the fortification that surrounds the historical center, the majority of tourists don’t know that the main bastions hide ancient underground to discover. Stories of castles, fortress, and knights always fascinated me that the idea to explore the underground of the walls of Lucca made me very excited. We booked few days in advance because there are only two or three walking tours of the underground every month and so far,...

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The Rolling Stones in Lucca: the music event of the year

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The Rolling Stones have announced their European tour in September and October. The 2017 tour “STONES – NO FILTER” will give the opportunity to Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Woods to do what they like the most: travelling the world and playing for their fans. This European tour is following last year’s amazing tour of South America tour that is culminated with the memorable concert in Havana (Cuba). For the only Italian show of the tour, the Rolling Stones have chosen Lucca and Tuscany, an area that has been always fascinating for the band. The venue chosen, Lucca city walls, has never been used before for a major live music event. The night will be the occasion to celebrate, also, the 20th anniversary of the Lucca Summer Festival.”

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2017 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

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Turislucca today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence. The achievement celebrates hospitality businesses that have earned great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor over the past year. Certificate of Excellence recipients include accommodations, eateries and attractions located all over the world that have continually delivered a quality customer experience. With the Certificate of Excellence, TripAdvisor honours hospitality businesses that have consistently received strong praise and ratings from travellers. This recognition helps travellers identify and book properties that regularly deliver great service. TripAdvisor is proud to play this integral role in helping travellers feel more confident in their booking decisions. Heather Leisman, Vice President of Industry Marketing, TripAdvisor. The Certificate of Excellence accounts for the quality, quantity and recency of reviews submitted by travellers on TripAdvisor over a 12-month period. To qualify, a business must maintain an overall...