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Address: Via delle Ville 598/A, 55018 Lucca, Italy
Phone Number: 0039 347 5597279
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Description: Lucca is one of the most charming cities in Italy and a walking tour with...
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.
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Lucca walking tour with Wanda

Wanda met us at our hotel and led us on a walking tour of Lucca for 2.5 hrs. She made it interesting and informative in a very relaxed way. We are a wine group and so she... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Wanda met us at our hotel and led us on a walking tour of Lucca for 2.5 hrs. She made it interesting and informative in a very relaxed way. We are a wine group and so she introduced us to a wine shop that then organised an amazing tasting for us later in the day. She also suggested and booked... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Myself, my partner, two of my sisters and one niece travelled to Italy this April and we had the pleasure of going on a tour of Lucca and Barga with Wanda. She met us at the train station in Lucca and after helping us store our luggage our trip began. I have read all the reviews and I have to... More 

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

Rob and all of you, a pleasure meeting such a lovely bunch of people. Hope to see you again soon, now that you managed to find your distant relatives in the mountains of Lucca. How thrilling! A good reason to start learning some Italian soon. Let's begin: Grazie e a presto. LOL to everyone, wanda p.s. thanks for mentioning the... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

There is always a risk of visiting a charming city like Lucca and seeing only the superficial. Wanda explained Lucca in such a way that we were able to see many levels. This made our tour inside the wall very special and meaningful. City tour guides around the world should follow Wanda"s example and put their cities into such context... More 

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

Dear Stephen and B, thank you for your well-chosen words of appreciation. When you have the right information, there is indeed a red thread that explains this city, past and present. What I call (and what you called) the spirit of Lucca! Really glad that I managed to convey it to you. All the very best, wanda More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We went on a walking tour with Wanda she is so knowledgable and interesting. We learnt so much about Lucca which is fascinating city. We would highly recommend Wanda she is brilliant.

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

Francine and ladies, what a brilliant idea to spend a girls weekend in our town. The typical British weather of Lucca spoiled your plans for Saturday, but I'm sure you made the most of your time together, the shops and restaurants. Writing reviews is a bother, I know, so grazie mille for yours. wanda More 

Norway
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We visited Lucca for the first time this Easter and Wanda gave us a fabulous tour and introduction to this great, medieval town. Her deep knowledge, inspirational and entertaining storytelling and ability to adapt to the interests of the audience resulted in an even higher eagerness for further exploring the town and surroundings - and so we did! Thank you,... More 

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

Dear Olav and family, my belated thanks for your enthusiastic review. Still wondering whether you enjoyed(!) the concert that your son certainly loved. But I know that you enjoyed the coffee break at my favourite place. All the very best e grazie, wanda More 

Ventura, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

My husband and I took a walking tour of Lucca with Wanda and thoroughly enjoyed it. Wanda has an incredibly vast breadth and depth of knowledge about Lucca and presents information in a manageable and entertaining way, weaving personal experience, cultural nuances and historical facts. She is a lovely woman and a fantastic tour guide, and we will definitely seek... More 

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

Dear L & B, Thank you for your words of appreciation. I'm really impressed when young people (such as you are, in comparison to me) want to deal in some depth with the place they are visiting. You are what I call travellers, not just tourists. Nothing against tourists, of course. All the very best and thank you again. wanda More 

The Hague, The Netherlands
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

The backdrop of the medieval city of Lucca was enhanced by Wanda's knowledge and passion for the city and its history. Her strong sense of pride in the beautiful city was evident as she toured us through medieval alleyways and past ducal palaces. She has a lovely speaking voice, not unlike Sylvia Poggioli of NPR, with an accent that wanders... More 

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

Dear Philly, Ladies You mentioned a review and it showed in no time. Thank you. And thank God for YouTube, as I ignored who Sylvia Poggioli was. Now I know. Go on enjoying each other's company and our vino. Grazie and best wishes to all of you. wanda More 

Siena, Italy
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

We explored Lucca with Wanda on a 2 hour walk which flowed into 3 hours and beyond! Amazing tour. Wanda grew up in Lucca and as a 'Luccarite', her passion and local knowledge goes way beyond the usual tour guide information. What a delight meeting Wanda. Entertaining, passionate and insightful. A tour of Lucca with Wanda should not be missed.

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

Dear G & W, thank you for your long-standing appreciation of beautiful Tuscany. Someone should grant you an honorary citizenship. Now the gap is filled: you visited Lucca! It was a long drive, but worth the effort, going by your own words. Thank you also for your generosity. Come back any time. wanda More 

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Its at night that we arrive into town, to be absolutely mesmerised and dazzled by the illuminations of the church of San Michele in Forio. Next morning our wonderful guide informs us that this former marshland, called 'Lu' in Celtic, turned into the most important epicentre for silk manufacture in Europe. Well we saw no sign of the swamps, because... More 

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

Wow! I'm overwhelmed. It must have been a pretty good tour if you still have such a vivid memory of it. The city gates are open. Come back anytime. Thank you for your support and all the very best. wanda More 

Canberra, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My wife and I spent 3 days in Lucca late last year and we were stuck for something to do one afternoon so we got in touch with Wanda. She organised a tour for us that afternoon and it was such a fantastic experience. The knowledge and passion she has for her home region is incredible and it was so... More 

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

Dear B & L, young couple from down under, So glad you enjoyed your stay! It must have been a really good tour, if you still remember it. Lucca is viral, I've found out, so I wouldn't be surprised to see you here again before long. Thank you, grazie. wanda More 

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