Lucca still keeps intact many of the characteristics of its past - for example we can consider its squares: the Roman amphitheatre, with its characteristic elliptical shape; the forum, which is located in the S. Michele square, dominated by the homonymous Romanesque church that evokes strong references to the classical world in many architectural components. Another evident mark is in the streets of the historic city centre, as they follow the old roman urban layout.
If you want to see one of the symbols of the town, visit the Guinigi tower with its Romanesque-Gothic architecture in the local style and decorative cornices and coats of arms. What makes this tower unique is the small garden at its summit.
One of the main places to visit is Piazza Napoleone square, also called Piazza Grande (that, in fact, means big square). It is dominated by the Palazzo Ducale, which now houses local government offices.