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The Lucca Center of Contemporary Art

The new museum is located inside the Palazzo Boccella in the historic centre of Lucca

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The new Lucca Center of Contemporary Art (Lu.C.C.A.) is located inside Palazzo Boccella in the historic centre of Lucca just a few steps from the celebrated Piazza Mercato (the piazza which follows the lines of the ancient amphitheatre.) The palazzo is typical of 16th century architecture and the museum is distributed over five floors inside the building, all connected by an elevator and a staircase in pietra serena. The principal entrance opens into a room for welcoming visitors with a reception desk and information on current and upcoming exhibits and events.

The exhibit areas are distributed over two floors and eight separate spaces with rooms created specifically for sculpture, decorative and industrial arts, video art, and photography.The museum also includes a caffetteria, bookshop, lounge, and coatcheck.


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