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Lucca Tours

Via delle Ville 598/A, 55018 Lucca, Italy
0039 347 5597279
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Ranked #3 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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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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64 reviews 64 reviews
29 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

There are 2 ways to descibe the morning walking tour we did with Wanda: short or longer. Both result in the same score: a 5+. Let me explain why we were so content: It starts with contacting Wanda. After first trying to contact a Dutch tourguide (we are from Holland and travel with two kids aged 10 & 14) this... More

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Sydney
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

What a joy to be shown around Lucca (half day tour) by a local with so much knowledge of Lucca's history and culture and with such pride for her city and people. Wanda's English is excellent and her use of words and gestures so expressive. Our tour was on our first morning and made our next two days so much... More

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Coral Gables, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We rented an apt. in Lucca for the month of July and wanted an introduction to the city before we explored on our own. Wanda walked the streets of Lucca with us and told us the history of the city and as a native, the current day city we were spending the month in. She remains a wealth of information... More

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Almere. Netherlands
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Wanda showed us many many different aspects of the amazing city of Lucca, leaving me with the strong desire to come back and take another tour. Why? Wanda not only knows everything there is to know, but she easily adapts to your own interest. The tour is very personal and interactive. She made Lucca come to life. And, not in... More

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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

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
52 helpful votes 52 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
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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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