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Video: Luminaria di Santa Croce di Lucca

Luminaria di Santa Croce falls on September 13th, a night in which Lucca's famous “Volto Santo” is paraded along medieval streets illuminated entirely with candles.

But before the festival there's lots of preparation. Candles line windows and doors of the entire route, from Basilica of San Frediano to the Duomo, where the The Holy Face of Lucca, the venerated wooden statue Volto Santo is kept in a special tempietto.

The video will give you a little idea of how workers and shopkeepers prepare the route.

Information on the Volto Santo

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For more, see the Slideshow of the Luminaria di Santa Croce in Lucca, Italy.

Our blog post, Luminaria di Santa Croce - Lucca in a Different Light, might be enlightening.

More on Lucca

Our video, How to Spend a Morning in Lucca, has some recommendations for activities, coffee, and lunch.

Have a look at the Lucca Map to get your bearings.

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