The Rolling Stones chose Lucca as the only Italian stop on the “Stones – No Filter” tour. For twenty years now, the city has held its Summer Festival, a popular event on the summer scene in Italy. Each year, the festival offers an impressive and not-to-be-missed roundup of musicians, with important names from Italy and abroad:
Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Mark Knopfler, Elton John, Buena Vista Social Club, Joe Cocker, Stevie Wonder, Laura Pausini and many other artists. The city of Lucca is also home to the most exciting European event focused on comics, animation, role-playing games, board games, video games and fantasy games: Lucca Comics&Games. For the 50th anniversary of the event this past October, 500,000 visitors descended on Lucca along with some of the most famous comic books artists in the world. Both of these events take place inside the picturesque walls of the city, which have recently celebrated their 500th anniversary.