Every year the center of Lucca becomes the theater of the event dedicated to comics, animation films, illustration and games most important in Europe. This is Lucca Comics and Games. The event has been going on for over 20 years at the end of October and takes place in the old town inside the medieval walls surrounding the city, a truly impressive location.
During the days of the festival, the historic center of Lucca gives space to the pavilions where fans find themselves and where famous cartoonists, authors, illustrators and movie characters are hosted.
The most fun and curious part of Lucca Comics and Games takes place outside, in the squares and in the streets of the historic center. In fact, many festival participants, for the occasion, wear the costumes of their favorite characters throughout the day. Walking around the city center you can then meet famous superheroes, heroines and other characters coming from movies, comics, cartoons and video games. The best costume is rewarded by a jury of experts during a competition held at the end of the festival, one of the most popular shows of Lucca Comics and Games.