(Via Galli Tassi 43; adult/reduced €4/2; 8.30am-7.30pm Tue-Sat) This 16th-century mansion
built for a wealthy Luccan merchant is a wonderful piece of rococo excess. The private
apartments are draped head to toe in tapestries, paintings and chintz. The elaborate, gilded
bridal suite must have inspired such high jinks in its time.
Lucca Center of Contemporary Art
(LuCCA; www.luccamuseum.com ; Via della Fratta 36; 10am-7pm Tue-Sun) Lucca's con-
temporary art museum hosts some riveting temporary exhibitions; check its website for
Festivals & Events
Lucca Summer Festival
( www.summer-festival.com ) This month-long festival in July lures international pop stars to
Lucca; James Blunt and Elton John took to the stage on Piazza Napoleone in 2011.