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The Citadel

Many news for the Walls of Lucca, which is more than ever the reign of live role-playing game and cosplay, warmly hosting the festival and its visitors.

This year, gadget retailers will get down from the walls to be relocated in the new Verdi pavilion, in via del Pallone. This new arrangement is intended to rebalance the activities in the interests of a better livability of space and safety. 

The Walls of Lucca have always been the reign of live role-playing game and cosplay, along with their fandom. This year, The Citadel splits in two!

By tradition, the bastion of Santa Maria will host The Citadel Fantasy themed pavilion, while the new area of the Ancient Citadel will be located in the bastion of San Colombano, that will host professionals, artisans and enthusiasts of the historical re-enactment world, for an evocative journey into the past. We are sure it will mark the beginning of a new chapter for The Citadel!

In the barracks San Colombano and in Porta San Pietro Castle, the Ancient Citadel will house the MANN (National Archaeological Museum of Naples), enriching the area with an historical exposition, with a wide and multimedial educational offer addressed to children and teenagers.

The exposition features the history of the gladiatorial art, from its origins with funeral games in Ancient Greece to the earliest shows during the Republican Age, until the spectacular games organised in the Imperial Age. The exhibition aims to reveal the significance of these fights in the Roman society as well as  the duality of the role of gladiators, both brave warriors ready to face death in every battle and ordinary men with their dreams and personal desires, as we learned from several funeral inscriptions.

(Translated by S.S.M.L. Pisa)

  • You will never be just a convention to me, you will always be my world. Lucca, apotheosis of my passions. Angelo Agostini
  • Swirl of emotions, new friends in the warm embrace of a joyful crowd, Carnival of the soul. Carlo Stuto
  • Lucca, you're the comic book I love. Giuseppe Bennardo
  • Every year in Lucca words are clouds on our lips, here anything you can imagine cometo life. Alessandro Cecchinelli
  • Lucca, I come back to you every year: you grow without aging, while I feel like a child being with you. Giovanni Battista Novaro
  • What are love and brain, if not what lead humans to follow their passions? Lucca Comics & Games is the perfect link between two eternally fighting questions. Juri Tirabassi
  • Lucca Comics & Games is the place to beTo let your dreams run free. David Gusso
  • The ink flowing on the streets of Lucca makes our dreams come true. Francesco Tamburini
  • Lucca, you're joy and pain, races, waits, delays, hot and cold, smiles and tears, meetings and goodbyes, colours and unforgettable memories. Roberta Giancotti
  • When you feel in the right place at the right time, when anyone can shine without fear, then you know you're at Lucca Comics & Games. Giordano Cruciani