Piazza Cittadella is one of the most characteristic squares in the historic center of Lucca. Piazza Cittadella is a famous square. Here is the house where the great composer Giacomo Puccini was born and where he began his great works. The square is located at the intersection of Via di Poggio in San Paolino. Its a big square where you can see people who are engaged in sightseeing or the locals having a chat with each other. Here are many famous pubs and snack bar around here where we can have a great lunch or dinner with family. The square comprises of the bronze statue of the great artist Puccini sitting on the chair with great poise. The statue is in the middle of the square and certainly attracts glances of passersby. Cittadella Square is full of memories of the great artist of his childhood and youth. The Puccini Museum Casa Natale is the place where he was born in 1858. It is possible take a look at the belongings of the great artist like the files, documents, notes, furniture and other objects too. The piano on which he composed some of the popular notes can also be seen here. Also here is the ticket office of Puccini Museum where the carriages of the maestro used to pass, and also has a few shops as well. Piazza Cittadella has been a place full of commercial activities and since then there have been various shops, restaurants and vendors who cater to the service of the tourists. In the square, is Osteria Tosca that has garden and is in front of the statue of Puccini and offers some of the best food in Lucca and great wines.