Turislucca

A Walking Tour of Lucca

How could you not want to visit this gem of Tuscany? Inside its walls, Lucca is one big pedestrian-and-bike zone and its inhabitants take pride in living away from today’s traffic and chaos.

With one of our local specialized guides, you will visit the landmarks of Lucca such as the Piazza (Square) and Church of San Michele in Foro, Piazza Napoleone where Palazzo Ducale and the Giglio Theatre are located, the Cathedral of San Martino where the wooden crucifix known as the Volto Santo (Holy Face) and the famous sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto sculpted by Jacopo della Quercia are situated. You will pass by the house where Giacomo Puccini was born and stroll along charming medieval streets such as the elegant Via Fillungo.

You will see the Guinigi Tower (Torre), Piazza Anfiteatro, and the Basilica of San Frediano, and of course, walk on the renowned 16th century walls.

An unforgettable tour that allows the city to be viewed from different perspectives such as the top of the walls, narrow backstreets and alleyways, and squares that seem to materialize out of nowhere. It also allows a visitor to appreciate the best products the territory of Lucca has been producing for centuries.

At the end of the tour, it is possible to have a tasting of Tuscan wines and traditional local products in a 17th century wine-cellar located right in the historic center.

Details

  • Available: daily
  • Duration: approximately 2 – 3 hours
  • When: morning or afternoon, at your convenience
  • Meeting point: the tour can begin wherever is convenient for you. The guide can meet you at the Information Center in Piazzale Verdi, the train station, your hotel in the historic center or other areas in the center of Lucca. At an additional cost, the guide can meet you elsewhere.

Price

PAYMENT AT THE TIME OF BOOKING

  • Tour cost with a local specialized guide for 1 – 10 people: € 130.00

ON-THE-SPOT PAYMENT

  • Optional fees per person: Entrance to the Cathedral: € 3.00
    Entrance to the House of Puccini: € 7.00
    Entrance to the Guinigi Tower: € 4.00
    Wine tasting: € 10.00
    Wine tasting and snack: € 17.00

Note

  • This is a walking tour. Please wear comfortable shoes.
    If you have an entire day at your disposal, you could also add a tour of the historic center of Pisa.