Lucca Comics and Games Festival 2013 – from 31 October to 3 November 2013

6 Oct

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Lucca Comics & Games is an international festival of comics, animation, illustration and games. The festival takes place every year, usually in October, in the beautiful city of Lucca, in Tuscany,#Italy.

The festival was launched in 1966. The event grew in size and importance over the years. It began in one small square in the center of Lucca, then in the 1980s was moved to a sports center outside the city walls. In 2006, for the 40th anniversary, the fair was moved back to the city center, with numerous tents and pavilions arranged in different squares within the #walls of this Medieval city. Visitors can now experience the world of comics alongside all of the history and fabulous restaurants of Lucca’s beautiful historic centre.

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The festival is now so popular that, there are many curios people, not only the passionate of comics attending it. It is an opportunity to visit Lucca, really one of the more beautiful city in Tuscany.

With about 213,000 visitors in 2012, it is the second most popular comic fair in Europe (after the Angoulême Comics Festival, inFrance) and the third in the world (the first is the Comiket in TokyoJapan).

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The old town of Lucca is easily reachable by car: exit Lucca on the motorway A11, 30 Minutes far from Florence. For young people, or who does not like to drive, there is the train. Lucca is 40 minutes from Florence Santa Maria Novella, on the line Florence-Viareggio. The train station is just out the old walls of the old town of Lucca, very convenient.
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