From August 11 to October 8, every day at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm.
Get to know the origins and wonders of Lucca.
More than 3 thousand years ago, in that part of Tuscany where Lucca was later to be founded, people of Celtic descent lived; then came the Etruscans, on the Serchio river, the clash between the Ligurians, who settled on the hills and the Roman legions and finally the birth of our city, enclosed in seven-meter high limestone walls, with a Roman plan, divided by two axes, the cardo and the decumanus, with the Forum in the middle. The historical-artistic journey of Lucca Experience, the docufilm by Antonio Nardone (Hathor produzioni) starts from here, passing through all the biggest events in the history of the city of Lucca, until the 2000s.
From Julius Caesar, who in 56 BC chose Lucca to sign the agreement of the First Triumvirate, to Augustus, passing through the Lombard dominion, to Paolo Guinigi, Ilaria Del Carretto, Princess Elisa Baciocchi and Duchess Maria Luisa di Borbone, Lucca Experience alternates scenes, paintings and moments of "the city closed in a crystal bubble".
In fact, the new walls, 10 metres high and 30 meters large, discouraged any enemy conquest and made the city free until the time of Leopold II, when the city lost its freedom, later regained during the struggle for the Unification of Italy (1861). From here the paintings give way to photographs, directly from the Lucca archives, in black and white, depicting squares, palaces, people and life of the 20th century, up to the Lucca of today.
where: Museo dell'Antica Zecca di Lucca, conference hall, Casermetta San Donato, Piazzale Verdi, Mura Urbane.
when: every day at 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm.
ticket: € 7,00, concessions for children aged 6 to 12 € 3,00