Going under the wall

There are a number places where you can go under/through the  wall that surrounds historical Lucca. Most of these share pedestrian and motorised access.

But this underpass, at Baluardo (bastion) S. Paolino is one that is for pedestrians only.  Is this the sort of place that attracts you, or would you find another place to get to the other side of the wall?

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68 responses to “Going under the wall

  1. I’d use it but I’d like to hold someone’s hand while I did.:/ Great photos.

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  2. Bipasha

    I bicycled on the wall but totally missed the underpass 😒 Reason enough to go back!!

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  3. It appears to go one forever! A very mysterious feel.

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  4. So many great places to see – so little time! Lovely photos

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  5. There as much below as above .Why not make wine cellars with those undergroubd places ? What do you rhink of that idea Tvonne ? 🙂
    Love❤
    Michel

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  6. Very attractive. I’d use it. But is it safe?

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  7. I’m impressed there are no people in these photos. Did you have to wait long to get empty tunnel photos?

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  8. I would use this in a flash. I love love love tunnels. I would rather spend a day in an old castle full of tunnels and towers than go to Disneyland.

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  9. I’m glad for the lighting but as a sufferer of claustrophobia I was a little unsure of the steel bars at the end. But be that as it may, you certainly have captured the atmosphere – as Peg has said.

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  10. Love the way you have captured how the tunnel is lit.

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  11. I’m not big on tunnels and being underground, but these are really beautifully lighted. Still, I’d make sure I had a flashlight with me, I think.

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  12. MARGOT HOPE

    Good morning Yvonne, I would love to be there to walk the walk. Thanks for sharing, you find So many interesting things, love it. Margot

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  13. I never went to Lucca Yvonne – I would have loved those tunnels and would probably have spent ages poking around all the byways and corners. Isn’t it amazing there is no graffiti!

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    • I was just thinking the same thing today, contented one, the walls all over the city are relatively free of graffiti. Quite a change from Venice.

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    • Oh, I watched a lady doing weaving on a loom today. I don’t know how she can throw and catch that shuttle so easily! Is weaving one of your crafts?

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      • No! I tried it back in the 70’s and had zero finesse at it. I admire people who can coordinate their hands just so – and have the visual perspicacity to imagine how threads of differing colours and shades will emerge from different warps and wefts! It’s an art isn’t it!

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        • I recently read the novel The Lady and the Unicorn, and couldn’t imagine how in the world mere humans could produce those large pieces of art!

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        • Is that the tapestries woven around the five senses you are referring to Yvonne? I didn’t know there was a book! Aren’t they mind boggling! But then I remember standing somewhere in the Vatican looking at the wall paining of St Peter’s escape from prison and wondering the same thing – that impressed me more than the ceiling!

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        • Yes, it’s written by Tracy Chevalier, I liked it!

          Artists are driven people, I think. Many of them didn’t do it for the money, it seems.

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        • The only people who make money from art are the dealers who buy and sell after the demise of the artist. I’ve read Tracy Chevalier before – was she ‘The Girl with a Pearl Earring’ Yes, she was. I just checked on Google 🙂

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  14. Not for claustrophobic people.

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  15. Really cool. You must have amazing albums-hope you print all these fab pics!

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  16. I love it. I’d definitely go through.

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  17. The modern pedestrian subways could learn a thing or two.

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  18. We stayed outside the wall for our last visit to Lucca, and found the tunnels easy and safe! A far cry from the little sotoporteghi of Venice!

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    • They’re certainly a change from Venice. There’s a santuario I’ve spotted from atop the wall, not far outside the city. If it’s not raining in the next couple of days, I want to go and have a look at it. But, I’ll bet it won’t be open!

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  19. I don’t usually like tunnels but this seems rather solid and, especially, bright !

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  20. Jane

    I love the underside of history! Do you have to take a tour to see this?

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  21. We visited Lucca for a day a couple of years ago when we stayed at Monte Catini and loved it. I hope to go again 😊

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