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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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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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
PhillyGirlAbroad
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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The Hague, The Netherlands
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 attraction reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015 NEW

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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Siena, Italy
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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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1,609 reviews 1,609 reviews
1,107 attraction reviews
1,663 helpful votes 1,663 helpful votes
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
5 helpful votes 5 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 

Tucson, Arizona
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Wanda is an excellent guide. She responded promptly to our email inquiry and asked pertinent questions about our interests and then made suggestions of places to see on our own that would be closed on the day of our tour. She met us at our hotel at the agreed time. Her English is excellent, and she is very knowledgeable about... More 

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

Dear J and D, finding the villa (in some 300) where your son got married years ago was the most thrilling part of the tour. Discovering that the former owner was a friend of mine and being allowed to visit the renovation site, because the builder is also a friend, made our day together an experience to remember. You must... More 

San Francisco, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015 via mobile

Wanda Martinelli is an accomplished guide, local to the area, and adept at making history come alive. My husband and I are so happy we took the tour and strongly recommend it to any one who wants to fully experience this medieval city.

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

Dear C & D, things at this end have been pretty hectic recently and I'm behind on everything. My belated thanks for your visit and glowing review. Very appreciated indeed, as you are both knowledgeable travellers. Come back anytime. There is still so much to see. All best! wanda More 

Brisbane, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
19 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My daughter and I met Wanda in Lucca for a brief tour. Even though we were delayed due to trains, she was willing to wait for us. She took us on a wonderful informative tour and was charming to my 13 year old daughter, keeping her involved. She took us to a wonderful bookshop/coffee shop. We had fantastic pizza and... More 

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

My pleasure, dear C and Maddy! Especially after you made it to Lucca in spite of all the maddening train delays. It was meant to be, indeed. Enjoy your book and the other, very special souvenir. Lol, wanda More 

Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We had a wonderful few hours with Wanda, seeing the highlights of Lucca. Wanda really made the history come alive with stories about buildings, statues etc that were fascinating. She really included our 12yo and was very accommodating with our baby also. Highly recommend.

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

Dear C and B, your review is the first thing I read this morning. A great way to start my day. Congratulations on your lovely family and all best for the future. Hope you enjoyed your lunch. Thank you, grazie (with an e at the end). wanda More 

Des Moines, Iowa
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We are an Iowa travel agency and recently booked a walking tour of Lucca for a small group of VIP clients. Wanda was a pleasure to work with all throughout the process of planning this trip, and patiently answered all of our questions. There is nothing more valuable to a travel agent than a personal contact with someone like Wanda,... More 

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

Dear Jody, thank you for your appreciation of my work. Coming from a professional, it's worth gold ! All the very best till next time. wanda More 

Alamo, California, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

We did a bicycle tour with Wanda. What a wealth of knowledge. My only issue was we did a 2 hour tour and wish we did 4 hours. She took us to the most amazing wine shop I ever have been to. She is also a very sweet and kind women. I would highly recommend her. You will not be... More 

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

Said and done! This is what I call being consistent. Thank you Bob and all of you. I knew you could have spent hours in that shop. Think of me when you'll drink that wonderful wine. We did enjoy a very pleasant morning and the weather was perfect. A real blessing. All best to all of you. wanda More 

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