The Campus Language School was founded with the aim of supplying to all those wishing to acquire the knowledge of a foreign language, a competitive instrument in an increasingly globalised world.
The School is an emanation of the Fondazione Campus of Lucca which for over ten years has been committed to activities related to university education, research and advanced education in the field of tourism and management.
THE TEACHING STAFF
All the teachers at the Campus Language School are native language teachers with a high level of professionalism and experience in the international field.
THE CITY OF LUCCA
Lucca is famous for its intact city walls dating from the XV-XVII century. The walls have a perimeter of about 4,5 km around the historical nucleus of the city and this makes Lucca one of the 4 capital provinces of Italy to have an intact circular wall (together with Ferrara, Grosseto and Bergamo). Consequently even the monumental historical centre of the city has remained almost entirely intact in its original aspect, counting numerous prestigious architecture, like the over 100 medieval churches (consecrated or non), the towers, the bell towers and the monumental renaissance palaces of precious stylistic linearity.
The city also enjoys charming urban areas of which the most famous is certainly that of Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Work of Architect Lorenzo Nottolini the Piazza is unique in its kind and founded on the ruins of the ancient Roman amphitheatre.
The main route of the historical city centre is the narrow and medieval Via Fillungo, which unites the main business activities of the city.
Due to this historical-monumental wealth, it has recently been proposed to include Lucca’s historical centre in the list of UNESCO’s world heritage sites.
what to visit
Two thousand years of Lucca’s history can be visited every day by simply walking through the streets and squares of the city. Many treasures are preserved in the numerous collections of Lucca and its surrounding territory. The national museums gather grand masterpieces and the artisanal and artistic handiwork of the past, while in the small-large local collections you can find, at times, unexpected treasures.
- Lu.C.C.A. Lucca Center of Contemporary Art
- National Museum of Villa Guinigi
- National Museum of Palazzo Mansi and picture gallery
- Ancient Mint Office of Lucca
- Museum Paolo Cresci for the history of Italian emigration
- Monumental and Archaeological Complex of the San Martino Cathedral
- Museum of the San Martino Cathedral
- Italian Museum of Comics and Imagery
- Historical Museum of Liberation
- Museum of farming life “La Ruota”
- Museum of Molino di Menicone – San Martino in Freddana
LUCCA AND ITS PROVINCE
Lucca’s provincial territory offers a wide range of natural landscapes and touristic itineraries: the famous beaches of the Versilia in front of the Cetacean Sanctuary, Massaciuccoli Lake where Giacomo Puccini composed his masterpieces, the peaks of the Apuan Alps, the Natural Parks of San Rossore and the Apuan Alps, the woods of the Garfagnana, the numerous villages and cities of art.
In addition, tourists can discover the farms where the Docg wines are produced in the hills of Lucca and Montecarlo (town founded by Charles V as the namesake for Monaco), alongside the marble ateliers and the foundries of art of Pietrasanta where today’s great artists perpetuate the tradition begun by Michelangelo, or rather travel back up the course of the Serchio River, starting from Lucca, passing through Bagni di Lucca and Barga until arriving at Castelnuovo di Garfagnana.
what to visit
Devil’s Bridge: the most famous bridge in the Serchio Valley, whose construction in History and legend is entrusted to important people: Matilde of Canossa, Castruccio Castracani, San Giuliano and the poor Devil who, even if mocked, has left his name to this singular construction.
Montecarlo and Nozzano: two enchanting villages in the Piana di Lucca, renowned for many aspects. Montecarlo, medieval village rising among the Lucca hills with an extraordinary fortress and known for its wine production; Nozzano is famous for its beautiful domineering castle and the historical festival held every year at the beginning of September which recreates a medieval atmosphere.
Barga and Coreglia Antelminelli: officially located on the list of most beautiful villages of Italy, which can be confirmed by seeing their beauty. Both perched on a hilltop and facing the Serchio river, at a short distance between them, they are true and genuine jewels of the Apennines. Barga is dominated by its spectacular Cathedral, while Coreglia by its treasure, the Church of St. Michael dating 1000, located beside the Fortress and Tower.
Colognora, Celle and Vetriano: three enchanting villages located near each other and in the Serchio’s Middle Valley, in addition to possessing the classic characteristics of a village, they reveal aspects which distinguish and render them famous in all of Italy and not only; among the most celebrated heritages is the little theatre of Vetriano which holds the Guinness World Record for the smallest theatre in the world.
Castelnuovo, Borgo a Mozzano and Piazza al Serchio: three lovely villages located along the Serchio River. Starting with the enchanted town of Borgo a Mozzano, and continuing towards the beautiful lands of the Garfagnana, with the village of Castelnuovo and its artistic heritage, in particular the well known Rocca Ariostesca, and finishing at Piazza al Serchio, another charming town which accompanies the River towards the High Garfagnana.
Vagli, Careggine, Isola Santa: Three jewels of the Apuan Alps, known for their beauty and for the characteristics which make them stand out. Vagli and Isola Santa are two captivating villages located on artificial lakes, that of Vagli is particularly well known for the ancient town at the bottom of the lake; Careggine, located between the two, is special for its breathtaking panorama.
- Nozzano Castle
- Cerruglio Fortress
- Verrucole Fortress
- Tower of the Hours
- Ghivizzano Fortress
- Nature Itineraries
- Corchia Cave: near Levigliani di Stazzema one can find the deepest natural grotto in Italy, one of the deepest in the world.
- Cetacean Sanctuary-Marine Park for the observation of the cetaceans
- Regional Park of the Apuan Alps Natural Park of San Rossore, Migliarino and Massaciuccoli
The text has been supplied by the Tourism and Promotion of the Territory Service of the Lucca Province.