The Story of Lucida Mansi

Lucida Mansi was an actual nobel woman who lived in Lucca in the 1600’s

When I was in Lucca, I took a bike excursion around the walls with Susanna, one of the delightful teachers from Lucca Italian school. As I biked, Susanna a lot of interesting stories about Lucca’s majestic wall, but none more riveting and spooky, than the story of Lucida Mansi.

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