The National Museum of Villa Guinigi is the museum of the city and its territory, showcasing one of the richest collections of works of art produced by artists born in Lucca and foreigners who worked here for a vast period of time. The core of the collection is former Church property and ancient archeological finds. In the late Gothic Villa, that was the home of Paolo Guinigi, Lord of Lucca in 1400-1430, the exhibition traces the history of the city: from the 8th century BC to the paintings of the late eighteenth century.