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On the Ramparts, Lucca  
   

On the Ramparts, Lucca

The trees were planted later, but the walls were begun 1500s. The walls turned out to be unnecessary, since Lucca was never attacked again....
Biking on the Ramparts of Lucca

November 3rd 2009
Day 14 Lucca We rented bikes today and rode around on the city walls (4.2 kilometers, and we went around twice...) in the warm sun....the city is very liveable...compact and with many no-car areas. They are beginning to take down the many, many tents that cover each of the plazas, put up for the giant comic/gaming fair over the weekend. Hopefully some will be gone before we leave. After o ... read more
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Italian Flag Italy became a nation-state in 1861 when the city-states of the peninsula, along with Sardinia and Sicily, were united under King Victor EMMANUEL II. An era of parliamentary government came to a close in the early 1920s when Benito MUSSOLINI establis... ... read more
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Tot: 1.767s; Tpl: 0.008s; cc: 30; qc: 106; dbt: 0.024s; 1; m:saturn w:www (104.131.125.221); sld: 1; ; mem: 1.6mb