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Lucca HIstoriae




Two thousand years of history in a tour around the city walls. The history of Lucca as it has never been told before.

Lucca Historiae Fest is a trip from bulwark to bulwark in a journey through history with extraordinary events.


12-13-14 May 2023 - City walls



the official trailer

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The programm:

On Friday 12 May the opening of all the exhibitions.

At the Santa Croce barracks, an exhibition will be dedicated to the evolution of clothing over time.
The San Frediano platform will be reserved to the exhibition of siege weapons
On Casermetta San Martino the evolution of armaments over the centuries
On Casermetta San Pietro the major historical editors will be present with their stands
The Casa del Boia (Executioner's House) will be entirely dedicated to historical miniatures, with a section entitled "I Volti del Comando" (The Faces of Command), on Napoleon's generals, a section that will include several epochs, and a last one where the battle of Altopascio in 1325 will be reconstructed.
In the basement of the San Colombano bastion an exhibition dedicated to the use and evolution of the city walls over the centuries
Sergio Toppi's historical illustrations will be exhibited at the Caffè delle Mura.

Also on Friday 12 May at the San Regolo barracks, the first of a series of conferences and debates on local history.
Other events will take place throughout the duration of the festival, starting on the morning of Saturday 13, and will feature equestrian duels, medieval fencing fights, a crossbow tournament, and other historical exhibitions at the former campo Balilla.
Another tournament between crossbowmen will be held on Saturday afternoon at the bastions of the Baluardo San Pietro, while on Sunday 14 in Piazza Anfiteatro there will be a national parade by the Lega Italiana Sbandieratori.

The heart of the Lucca Historiae Fest will be the Clock of Time,
on Saturday 13 May the circle of the city walls will be the location of an immersive journey through the history of Lucca, where each bastion will represent a different era. The San Paolino bastion will be dedicated to the reconstruction of the Celtic-Ligurian and Roman periods, the San Donato to the age of the Lombard Duchy, the Santa Croce bastion will host the Carolingian reconstruction, the San Martino and San Pietro bastions will present the history of Lucca's Middle Ages, the San Salvatore the Renaissance period, the Libertà bastion will be dedicated to the Napoleonic epic, the San Regolo bastion to the reconstruction of the Austro-Hungarian occupation and World War I, and finally the San Colombano bastion will host the events of World War II.

Admission to the event, during all three days and to each of its events, will be free.

The complete program and all updates on the Lucca history festival can be found on the social networks and on the website