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The Botanical Garden of Lucca

Spectacular centuries-old plants, rare flowers and a pond safeguarding an age-old legend

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location_on Via del Giardino Botanico, 14, 55100 Lucca LU, Italia

The pond
The pond - Credit: Orto Botanico di Lucca
A bastion-protected medieval city and a blast of comics, culture and colors
Many people born and bred in Tuscany consider Lucca an outlier—it’s not uncommon to hear Florentines mutter “that's not Tuscan”, probably when referring to the bread, which is salted in Lucca and strictly plain elsewhere in Tuscany; or to the Lucchese people's mode of speaking (unique, to say the least); or to the fact that Lucca is the region’s only city-state to have preserved its ...