The funeral monument of Ilaria del Carretto is a sculptural work that can be found in the sacristy of the Cathedral of San Martino in Lucca. It was made by Jacopo della Quercia on commission by Paolo Guinigi for his deceased wife on December 8th, 1405.
The next 7 July in Lucca will be held a more unique event that rare: to sing on the stage of the Tuscan capital in fact there will be the most requested rock band of the moment or the Hollywood Vampires.
The Gorillaz at the Lucca Summer Festival: the only date in Italy. The virtual band born from the intuition of Damon Albarn and the cartoonist Jamie Hewlett, seems to have already done almost sold out in what will be the only Italian date. The Gorillaz will perform on July 12th starting at 9:30 pm on the stage of Piazza Napoleone.
Three regions meet, almost embracing in perpetuating a line that ends the path of the Apennines from the south to the north to start the Alpine arc, the Apuane of the Orecchiella Park in the Province of Lucca. This area is the Garfagnana, still in Tuscany but ready to feel the breath, the breezes of Liguria La Spezia or the Emilia of Castelli, the villages perched on the border.
Another of the saints linked to the city of Lucca is San Riccardo. The figure of San Riccardo is very particular and often very confusing. First we start from how it is known: St. Richard the King of England, the name is probably wrong, Richard was not king but his provenance is certainly England.
Lucca Film Festival is a film festival that has been held in the city of Lucca since 2005 and that in a few years has grown a lot to accommodate many directors, actors and personalities related to the world of cinema as Oscar Romero, Marco Bellocchio, Paolo Sorrentino, Willem Dafoe , Oliver Stone and David Lynch.