Panther is emblem of Lucca

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The Panther is the emblem of Lucca one of the oldest already existing since 1182

Its meaning reflects the indomitable pride in defending freedom on the part of the Lucca


Even via Fillungo one of the main streets of the historic center was named after via

della Pantera

We see this emblem of the Panther in several places in the town such as on the Porta

S. Maria

The bilwark of San regolo was called della Pantera and appears on the Municipal Banner

In Siena we have the Contrada della Pantera it seems for a twinning with the city of


Emblem Lucca The Panther