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Lucca Tours

Via delle Ville 598/A, 55018 Lucca, Italy
0039 347 5597279
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Ranked #2 of 36 activities in Lucca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Walking tours
Owner description: Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Italy and a walking tour with certified professional tour guide Wanda Martinelli is a great way to see it.... more » Owner description: Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Italy and a walking tour with certified professional tour guide Wanda Martinelli is a great way to see it. Wanda Martinelli is ready to show you the beautiful city behind imposing Renaissance walls. Choose from any of her six tour options. « less
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Melbourne Beach, Florida
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014 NEW

This was one of our favorite towns in Italy. We spent a day touring and walking around this small city. The architecture was beautiful and the shopping was good too. It was helpful to have a guide to explain the history of the city.

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UK
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

What an amazing afternoon, we left it far too late really to contact Wanda, the night before we left England! Wanda did her upmost to fit us in which was our last full day in Lucca by this time we have covered most of the attractions close by. So fortunately our hotel provided free bikes so off we cycled around... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Brenda, I could tell at a glance that you are a very determined and reliable woman but I never expected to find your review on my page some 45 minutes after the end of the tour. A pleasure meeting you and C. Enjoy the rest of your long travelling plan. The best way, I'm sure, to celebrate a special birthday.... More

Pretoria, South Africa
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

My now Fiancé is from Lucca and I wanted to propose to her there however I have never been in Italy, let alone Lucca. I started looking online for some help and came across a local guide called Wanda Martinelli . Not to go into too much detail, Wanda did not just guide me and help to decide what would... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Peter! You could have knocked me down with a feather when, quite out of the blue, I found your review. I do remember that hectic day and the special pleasure when I heard that everything had worked out Bristol fashion. Always ready to go out of my way for someone as romantic as you!! And your generosity, totally unexpected, was... More

Chateauguay, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

I was most fortunate to have experienced a private walking tour with Wanda Martinelli who is by all means the best tour guide I have ever met... She literally brings to life the city of Lucca with her passion and knowledge of history and her love of Puccini!!! I was drawn to Lucca as I am a also a huge... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Kerry, it's always a joy for me to share my love for music, and for Puccini in particular. I truly admire people like you who are able to give themselves a great treat. Brava! I do hope our paths will cross again someday. Look after yourself. All best and a hug, wanda More

Houston, Texas
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Our party of six, with family members ranging from late twenties to early fifties, took a break from the hurry, hurry of Florence to spend a leisurely morning touring Lucca with Wanda Martinelli. Having a native of Lucca walk us through her beloved city, recalling its history and drama, brought the “city of walls” to life for us. Wanda’s passion... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear Tamir, first time my tours are described as a "mastery of craft", but I love the expression. A pleasure meeting all of you. It's always good to hear positive feedbacks about the places I recommend. About the gelato issue, be a sportsman and admit it was basically your own requirement!! Always ready to help a fellow icecream lover. Thank... More

Rice Lake, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Wanda was absolutely full of knowledge and passion for her city. Our family isn't really into churches and this is a very church-y city in our opinion. She caught on and asked if anything was wrong--we were also toured out by that point of our trip--and she showed us two more surprises and then let us go our own way... More

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Four of us - fifty-something, fit and curious folk - had a wonderful tour with Wanda on our last full day in Italy, and I'm wondering now why we didn't contact her sooner! We spent the morning on our own in Lucca, and so we were happy to sit in the Gelateria near the statue of Puccini and enjoy an... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear Patti, you quoted another reviewer's entry (a really brilliant one) and I must quote myself now. See my response to "Thank you Wanda for a great afternoon". It's so gratifying to find such a glowing review without the slightest prompting from this side! If the piano at the villa was out of tune, you could play Puccini's Steinway eventually!... More

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

My wife and I booked a tour of Lucca with Wanda last week and we had a great time with her. Wanda is a wonderful lady who is a true Lucca native, who loves Lucca, who knows Lucca, and who is eager to share the history and culture of Lucca with her guests. We had a problem finding the restaurant... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear Steve and Kris, it's SO gratifying when a review shows up without the slightest prompting from this side!!! To use the same pun again, it happens when you see eye to eye with another person. Thank you. The disruption of my lunch was duly compensated by that wonderful dessert. You are welcome bak any time. All best, w More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The difference between a ho-hum day in Lucca and a day that has sparklers and neon lights is a tour with Wanda Martinelli. Wanda is an expert on the historical facts which are presented in a charming, fun, engaging way! We walked and walked and learned and learned and it was all fun. I can easily say that Wanda is... More

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Wanda M, Owner at Lucca Tours, responded to this review

Dear Barbara & R, your review is so brilliant that is has been quoted by another traveller! What else can I say? You did do a great job. Thank you for your support and my very best wishes to both of you. Grazie, wanda More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2014

We were fortunate to be able to do a walking tour of the city of Lucca with Wanda Martinelli. Our 11 year-old son came along, though we didn't know if he would be able to sustain his interest for the whole two hours. Wanda's narrative skill, passion, and historical knowledge captivated us all and our son was totally engaged for... More

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