At the “heart of the culture” of Tuscany Lucca is joined also, the “city of a hundred churches” on the banks of the Serchio River, north of Mount Pisano also mentioned by Dante as a result of its size, “the Pisan not see Lucca Ponno. ”
In addition to its monuments, Lucca is famous for its intact city walls of the XV-XVII century, which describes a perimeter of more than four miles around the historic core of the city and is one of the four provincial capitals to have an Italian Renaissance city walls intact, along with Ferrara, Grosseto, Bergamo.