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Lucca walls

The small city-state of Lucca was threatened by the expansionist Florentines, so they built a 4.3km wall using the best technology of the early 16th century. They weren't attacked so I guess they were successful.
Lucca

May 24th 2017
Geo: 43.8396, 10.5072We caught an early local train for a 80min ride to the small town of Lucca, notable for its intact 16th century city wall. We walked around the pretty town for a couple of hours, then returned to Florence.We weakened and decided to book a private guide for a Duomo tour in the afternoon - figuring we can't come to Florence without checking out the major attraction!To ... 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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