Lucca Comics & Games is an annual comic book and gaming convention in Lucca, Italy. It takes place, usually, at the end of October. Launched in 1966, the event grew in importance years after years; but it’s only in 2006, for the 40th anniversary, that fair has been moved to the city center: from that edition, the various pavilions are arranged in different squares of the old town and visitors have access to much wider areas and many more services. With almost 155,000 visitors in 2011, Lucca Comics & Games is the second most popular comic fair in Europe (after the Angoulême Comics Festival, in France) and the third in the world (the first is the Comiket in Tokyo, Japan). Lucca Comics & Games 2012 will take place November 1-4, 2012.
Via della Chiesa XXXII, trav. I, 237