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Submitted by Kathrin on 25. July 2022


Hope is the theme of the 2022 edition of Lucca Comics & Games.

The godfather of imaginative realism Ted Nasmith, a great artist who has given shape to the visual universe of Middle-earth in the last forty years, is the author of the poster.

And with the 2022 poster, two monuments plus two join the pop iconography of the city and our dedicated journey.

Submitted by Kathrin on 6. July 2022


In the sixteenth-century church of San Paolino and Donato, a large painting tells the story of the miracle of San Paolino.

In the year 1664, the day of the patron saint celebrations of Lucca, cannons were fired, but that day, the cannons were not loaded with blanks as expected, but they fired on the crowd! Only the miraculous intervention of the saint saved people gathered around the city walls.


There is an opera season for each season of the year.

In Lucca in the summer period there are two opportunities to appreciate his works: the Puccini festival, in the Gran Teatro Puccini in Torre del Lago, right in front of the house where the Maestro lived for a long time and composed many of his immortal arias and the Cartoline Pucciniane festival, in Lucca, right in front of the house where he was born in 1858.

Submitted by Kathrin on 11. June 2022


The river landscape is relaxing and pleasant in any season.
The Serchio flows near Lucca and does not cross the city, as usually happens. A natural environment where you can find nature and relax just a stone's throw from the city walls of Lucca.


serchio river


Submitted by Ant on 13. May 2022


A longing for fantasy, thick, shadowy forests, lights creeping through the foliage, castles dominating the valley and from which one can enjoy spectacular views of the mountains, torch-lit squares that come alive with Renaissance dances, sword duels and soldiers in armour.

Fantasy in these parts arrived with Ludovico Ariosto, governor of the Este Garfagnana.


castiglione di garfagnana



Three unmissable guided tours into the fascination of nocturnal landscapes. Evocative places to discover Lucca and its surroundings in a special light, that of the moon.

Step by step we discover another face of the city, places with a magical atmosphere just outside the Walls, illuminated only by the full moon. And again, immersed in nature, natural oases under the starry sky in the company of night birdsong and water melodies.

Let's discover them on foot for an unusual summer evening of history, nature and a bit of adventure.



The works of the local painter Dario Lustro Barsotti are on display from 30 April to 15 May at Casermetta San Paolino on the city walls of Lucca, in the headquarters of the historical re-enactment association Contrade San Paolino.

In the barracks you can admire the works of abstract and figurative art by Lustro, as well as relics, clothes and tools related to the crossbow tradition. An opportunity to present the "Cencio", the symbolic banner of the Palio delle Contrade of the current year, whose painting was commissioned precisely to Lustro.

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