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Top 5 guided tours for groups in Lucca and Tuscany

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We want to make a top of the charts list, too! Here are the five tours that are the most popular with our groups: three classic tours, one appetizing, and one, surprising. City of Lucca First spot goes to the City of Lucca tour. Could this tour be so popular because we’re based in Lucca? Or maybe because Lucca is beautiful, a bike ride on the Walls, unique, an aperitif in Piazza Anfiteatro, a must, wandering through the city streets, an unforgettable experience?! If you’ve never come to Lucca, you want to, if you’ve already been here, you want to return. The city is never exactly the same, there’s always something new to see; a corner you’ve never noticed, a church or a museum you’ve never visited, an alley you’ve never entered, a new shop or new generation restaurant...

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Top 5 Spring Individual Tours in Lucca and Pisa

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With spring comes a new season of guided tours. As we wait to unveil our new itineraries, here are our top 5 spring tours; there’s something for everyone! Lucca by Bike Our number one tour is a visit of Lucca by bike; a classic. Riding around in spring, with the sun on your face and the wind in your hair, especially up on the Renaissance Walls, is a delight! In fact, with our bikes, we ride along the entire ring of the Walls under the plane, horse chestnut, lime, and oak trees and then swing down to the Amphitheater Square and other monumental squares in town. Just like the people of Lucca: they use their bikes to ride on the Walls or through the town’s narrow streets because, inside the walls, the center is a huge restricted traffic zone,...

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The Battle on the Bridge

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via giocodelpontepisa.it: “The Battle on the Bridge comes alive with two armies dressed in elaborate and shimmering sixteenth century Spanish costumes. It is divided into five phases: the march of the troops along the Lungarni until their arrival in their respective bases, the formal opening of the battle by the Anziano Rettore, the “call to arms” by the troops, the challenges made by ambassadors on horseback, and finally, the battle itself, as the various magistrature compete under the strategic command of their respective leaders. “

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Art Itineraries for Tourists

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I present you with, not a treatise on art history in regards to the two artists, but an opportunity to compare two altars, both superb works of art, one located in the cathedral of Pisa, and the other in the cathedral of Lucca.  The two altars are respectively, that of San Biagio by Stagio Stagi situated on the east wall of the left transept in the cathedral of Pisa, and that of San Regolo by Matteo Civitali Read all