mercoledì 11 giugno 2008
Lucca from my balcony!
Some of you asked me for a clearer image of the background of my photos!
The dome and the bell-tower you see in front is S. Giovanni e Reparata, now used as auditorium. It was built in XII century on the remains of a Roman Domus from the 1st century B.C., on the remains of Roman thermal baths, on the remains of an Early Christian basilica from the 4th-5th centuries A.D., on those of the Baptistry and the crypt from the 9th century A.D.
Behind you can see the San Martino Cathedral with its Romanesque marmoreous façade and beautiful portico and by the 13th century bell tower embellished with merlons.