Lucca: A Stage for the Drama of Roman Politics

Lucca’s marshy lands made it incredibly fertile, leading the ancient Etruscans to establish a settlement here. However, they were soon overpowered by the ancient Romans, who really made the small city a place to be. Indeed, we can thank Julius Caesar for bringing attention to Lucca when he called a conference here—an important conference that would help establish his power and impel Rome towards new imperial glory. Hear the full story and learn more about the history of this charming Tuscan city.