Lucca Celebrates 500 Years With Event Series

The town of Lucca is one of Tuscany’s most charming locales. Lucca will have even more to offer starting in October when it kicks off a year-long series of events to celebrate its 500th anniversary.

According to The Florentine, the anniversary celebrations “will range from exhibits and performances to debates and an all-night party, the anniversary will be marked by a series of public works and restorations along and around the walls, among them to the stone home, Casa del Boia; the city gate, Porta Elisa; and the ancient Casermetta del Baluardo San Salvatore, which once housed the guards who watched from the walls.”
A budget of 9.5 million euros has been allocated to Lucca’s anniversary events and needed renovations. Details about the celebrations should be released soon.