Lucca is a city in Tuscany, Central Italy, near the
Tyrrenian Sea. It is famous for its intact
Renaissance-era city walls. Its surroundings are
rich in history and, at the same time, open to the
future. As the walls lost their military importance,
they became a pedestrian promenade which encircled
the old town: the city walls and the natural amphit
heatre of the hills beyond combine in a perfect
blend of nature and the work of man.
Beyond the hills, the beaches of Versilia and the
mountains of Garfagnana are uniquely attractive by
their variety and closeness to the town.
Throughout the years, this medieval Tuscan city has
maintained the characteristics of the small capital
it has been almost up to the unification of Italy.
The streets and piazzas of the historic center, the
churches and buildings, and its overall urban layout
show how smooth and uninterrupted its development
has been over the centuries, providing an ideal
setting for a campus within which experiences can be
shared and personal contact can be enhanced.