Above: Lucca, Italy’s Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. © Geobia / Wikimedia Commons / CC BY-SA 3.0
Create a residence that endures the changes in your life.
— Steve Chambers, A.I.A.
Founded in 108 B.C., Lucca holds the remains of a preserved Roman amphitheater, incorporated in buildings bordering the present day Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. The elliptic shape of the ancient arena is the result of a 19th century restoration that permits us to appreciate the volume and the general outline of the ancient monument. Through it all, the tasks of daily life continue.