Faith, history and culture. Hundreds of scheduled appointments every year to live and share the most awaited month from the city of Lucca (and from tourists). The renewed "Settembre Lucchese" will be another appointment with tradition. An intense and vital month that culminates with the procession and the Luminara di Santa Croce on 13 September but which offers, for the whole period, various types of initiatives around which the community gathers and renews itself. There are many appointments and in addition to the "Luminara" we point out another important event the " White Night", which will allow you to experience the city in a particular way, including concerts, exhibitions and performances that will last until late at night . The traditional Luna Park right outside the city walls will entertain young and even elder people. Il Castello relives in Nozzano will also take place at the end of August. In addition there are events related to sport such as Lucca by night, the traditional non-competitive running organized by the non-competitive running association that takes place in the evening on the walls and in the streets of the center. Another highly attended event is Murabilia, the market exhibition dedicated to plants, flowers and gardening.
Because of the Coronavirus, some initiatives will not take place this year: the Borgo Giannotti fair has been postponed to 2021. We will keep the calendar updated.
13/09/2020 | Procession of Santa Croce
The traditional luminara will be held, but not the procession. In any case, the prayer and the ceremony of homage to the Holy Face will be held inside the Cathedral, through the live television broadcast by NoiTv. Inside the cathedral can only be accessed by invitation of the Municipality and the Archdiocese of Lucca.
18/09/2020 | Dalla Toscana alla Malesia
The forests of Malaysia, a treasure chest of incredible and fragile biodiversity, were the subject of nineteenth-century explorations and a place of sensational discoveries by the Florentine naturalist and botanist Odoardo Beccari, whose centenary marks his death this year.
The event will take place at the Botanical Garden of Lucca.
19/09/2020 | Un Intrepido Avventuriero. Odoardo Beccari ed Emilio Salgari, tra realtà e finzione
Echoes of distant lands at the Botanical Garden of Lucca. Saturday 19 September at 5.30 pm at the Serre Moderne dell'Orto, reading by Michele Neri
25/09/2020 - 04/10/2020 | Lucca Film Festival