Lucca is a city on the Serchio river in Italy’s Tuscany region. Most of the attractions in Lucca today show its ancient history: from the trace of the Roman amphiteater that can be seen in the shape of the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro to the archeological remains under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata (the first city cathedral, located just around the corner from the present-day cathedral of San Martino), to the various towers and villas from the 12th to 16th centuries.
The city is known for the well-preserved Renaissance walls encircling its historic city center and its cobblestone streets. As the walls lost their military importance, the top of the walls became a pedestrian promenade, today one of Lucca's main attractions. Other top attractions include the Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano as well as the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower, to name just a few.