Towns in the Province of Lucca, Tuscany

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Colognora di Pescaglia

Colognora di Pescaglia St Catherine

The origin of Colognora di Pescaglia dates back to the 2nd century BC when some three thousand Roman colonists were transferred to the Lucca area. Even the very name “Colognora” indicates a clear Roman origin ( coloniola means “a small colony”). The oldest written evidence of Colognora di Pescaglia is dated 29 August 828 and is preserved in the Archiepiscopal archive of Lucca.

The Rocca (Fortress) of Ceserana in the Garfagnana

Church of Sant'Andrea in the remians of the Rocca of Ceserana

The fortress of Ceserana is located in Garfagnana (Province of Lucca). It is located on a hill on the left bank of the Serchio river. Inside it is a Romanesque church dedicated to Sant’Andrea

Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca

Bagni di Lucca has been famous for its thermal springs since the days of the Etruscans and the Romans. The place was noted for the first time in an official document of 983 AD as “Corsena”, with reference to a donation by the Bishop Teudogrimo of the territory of Bagni di Lucca to Fraolmo of Corvaresi.

Ponte della Maddalena

Ponte della Maddalena Lucca

The beautiful and intriguing Ponte della Maddalena is a bridge crossing the Serchio river near the town of Borgo a Mozzano in the province of Lucca, located some 24 km north of Lucca and 5 km from Bagni di Lucca.

Ponte Colandi at Fabbriche di Vallico, Province of Lucca

Il Ponte Colandi at Fabbriche di Vallico, Province of Lucca

Ponte Colandi is considered to be among the most beautiful bridges in the Turrite Secca valley. Colandi Bridge is located in Fabbriche di Vallico (now Fabbriche di Vergemoli), and is also called the Ponte della Dogana because it was indeed once a customs post.


Lucca Tuscany

The city of Lucca is located in western Tuscany and should at the very least be included in any tour of Tuscany. Lucca also makes an excellent base for your stay in Tuscany. The city is flat, compact and relatively uncrowded making it a very pleasant place to stay.

Map of Tuscany, Italy

map of Tuscany Italy

Here’s an interactive map of Tuscany with links to the best websites for many of the most interesting cities, towns, villages and sights of Tuscany.