Lucca Elegance: Art, High Decoration and Antiquities in Lucca

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From Thursday 13rd to Sunday 16th, May 2010, the Royal College of Lucca will give hospitality to the second edition of Lucca Elegance, exhibition and  marketplace for art, antiques and high decoration.

The city of Lucca, with its medieval well-preserved centre, offers a unique scenography for this appointment. Furthermore Lucca has got an ancient tradition for this kind of event. Exhibitors are highly qualified companies, invited by a special Committee of art and antiques experts.

The second edition of Lucca Elegance is more than an open-air show. Art galleries, collectors, rugs, furnishing accessories, lighting stuff, parks and gardens, silver and crystal, contemporary and modern design. You will be able to meet antiquarians and crafts, to discover what trends are going to appear in the furniture market.

Lucca is surrounded by a quiet countryside and the city centre is interdicted to cars. That’s why it is the perfect place to discover, in a calm and peaceful atmosphere, jewels for your house. Buying shuld not be a stressful activity of everyday life, but a pleasant time to share with your friends and familiars.

The exhibition will take palce at the Real Collegio – Royal College, from 3 pm to 7:30 pm on Thursday 13th May; from 10 am to 11 pm on Friday 14th and Saturday 15th, May; from 10 am to 7:30 pm on Sunday 16th.

Real Collegio is an ancient building, about  500 years old, that represents an important part of the urban history of Lucca. In 1517 when it was built it was the Monastero di San Frediano, the centre of the Reformation Lucca. In 1780 it come in the hands of Republic of Lucca, that put inside it the offices of the city government.

With the arrival of Baciocchi family in Lucca, the monastery become a College until 1939. Today, after an important restoration program, this monument is one of the most prestigious exhibition areas in the historic centre of Lucca.

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