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Look at Lucca: Walking Tour and Exploration of Lucca

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    Stop At: Porta San Donato, Piazzale Verdi, Lucca Italy

    The tour begins in Piazzale Verdi at the old Porta San Donato where the tourist information centre is located, adjacent to the historic Renaissance walls.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: San Michele in Foro, Piazza San Michele, 55100, Lucca Italy

    From Piazzale Verdi, you will walk along Via San Paolino which corresponds to the ancient Roman street (Decumanus Maximus), passing by the Renaissance church dedicated to the Patron Saint of the town, San (Saint) Paolino. At the end of the street, behold Piazza San Michele, the area where the ancient Roman forum was located. Time to stop to photograph the spectacular facade of the 12th century church of the same name. Along the way, you will encounter Lucca's most famous celebrity, Giacomo Puccini, and see the exterior of the building where he was born. Still today, his operas fascinate audiences all around the world!

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Basilica of San Frediano, Piazza San Frediano, 55100, Lucca Italy

    Stroll along to reach Via Fillungo, the main and busiest shopping street of the town where both traditional shops and medieval tower houses live. The two highest civic towers will also be covered: Torre delle Ore (the tower with the clock) and the very particular Torre Guinigi, which is crowned by seven holm oak trees.

    More surprises await, such as the stunning Byzantine-style mosaic on the facade of one of Lucca's best-loved churches: San Frediano.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Anfiteatro, Lucca Italy

    Just a few steps away from San Frediano church is one of the most beautiful squares in Lucca, Piazza Anfiteatro. The elliptical shape of the characteristic piazza is due to subsequent construction of buildings over the foundations of the ancient Roman amphitheatre.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino), Piazza San Martino, Lucca Italy

    A short walk along more medieval streets and you will reach the Cathedral of San Martino with its unusual and striking Pisa-Lucca Romanesque facade. This is where the tour ends.

    However, if you are not too tired, the guide will be very happy to continue the tour inside the Cathedral. There is a € 3.00 entrance fee. In the interior, the Volto Santo (the Holy Face), an evocative wooden crucifix, highly venerated for centuries and the symbol of Lucca, an incredible Last Supper painted by Tintoretto, and, in the sacristy, the beautiful marble sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto, the early 15th century masterpiece sculpted by Jacopo della Quercia of Siena, await your visit.

    Duration: 30 minutes
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Piazzale Verdi, 55100 Lucca, Province of Lucca, Italy
    Departure Time
    2:00 PM
    Return Details
    St Martin Cathedral, Piazza Antelminelli, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
    • Professional guide
    • Entry/Admission - San Michele in Foro
    • Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Frediano
    • Entry/Admission - Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
    • Adult rate applies to travelers 15 years and older
    • Children ages 0-14 are free with a paid adult
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 50 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Our tour guide was very enthusiastic about Lucca, but the information she provided was quite general. We also had to wait a lot as she translated for the Spanish group. I could have read Wikipedia and saved myself time and money.

    Thank Karen D
    Reviewed 5 days ago

    Wonderful informative guide. Very reasonable at €11 however if you buy it directly from the tourist information instead of TripAdvisor, it’s only €10 !

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Bev H
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We had Victoria as our guide she was marvelous. She was born and brought up in Lucca so could share genuine experiences there - attending festivals and concerts etc. She had a real understanding and appreciation for the art and architecture and gave us interesting...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank AnnabelS86
    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    This is an excellent way to get to know this walled city. The guide was informative and provided historical background for Lucca. A bonus of taking us through the Duomo at the end was a highlight.

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Benellis52
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Great tour with a very nice guide in the beautiful citu of Lucca. Dont miss having a tour with a local guide

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank Sandy S
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    August 17, 2019|
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    Response from johnaug | Reviewed this property |
    Not a great deal the tour guide met us at train station and walked leisurely to entrance of town and stopped at a lot of points of interest along the way it is not a very large town I would recommend trying to book the Lucca... More
    July 15, 2019|
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    Response from johnaug | Reviewed this property |
    We met our guide outside the Lucca train station under the clock holding a sign with our name since we were staying in Florence and took train there. If u are staying in Lucca they may be able to meet u at ur hotel not sure
    April 27, 2019|
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    Response from MoltoBella19 | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for late reply, we met inside the tourism office which is located in Piazalle Verdi.
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