Flavors of Lucca Small Group Tour with Food Tasting and Wine
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Flavors of Lucca Small Group Tour with Food Tasting and Wine

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We’ll start our Lucca tour at the very spot that welcomes most visitors to the city: the Lucca train station. From there, we’ll head through the majestic city walls and reach the beautiful Cathedral Square, giving you your first taste of life in Lucca.

But wait! To truly “taste” the city, you need to do just that and put your taste buds to work. Italians never start the day without their espresso fix, so we’ll do as the locals do and savour a cup of coffee. And because a good espresso goes best with a delicious treat, we’ll taste a traditional delicacy: buccellato cake. We’ll take you to an original vintage place and enter the magical world of chocolate too! Merchants and nobles were Lucca’s first lovers of chocolate and the tradition of chocolate-making has lasted for five centuries. We’ll taste the best selection in one of the most beautiful chocolate shops in town.

Don’t worry, though, we’ll keep moving so you can walk off the calorific chocolate! With the caffeine and sugar fuelling us we will head towards the main shopping street of Lucca, admiring the medieval and Renaissance architecture and the signs of the old shops that testify to the city’s ancient artisan traditions: shoemakers, knife grinders, and silk merchants.

We’ll get to take in wonderful views from the top of the city as we wander along a part of the Renaissance walls. This pedestrian way is where locals regularly run, walk, and relax.

This last stop on our Lucca tour will bring us to Roman times in the Piazza della Anfiteatro, or Amphitheatre Square, which is full of typical shops – and lunch! We’ll introduce you to some authentic food and wine, like maybe some Bazzone cured ham, Colonnata lardo, finocchiona salami, or Pecorino cheese produced in the Garfagnana mountains. To wash it all down, we’ll cheers with a glass of good local wine or artisan beer. Salute!

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  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples (including sweets, chocolate, and a selection of cured meats)
  • A hot drink (tea, coffee, or cappuccino)
  • A glass of wine or beer
Not included
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes for walking
  • Small group of a maximum of 12 people
5 | 2018-09-11

My husband and I wanted to do something different from the typical hop in a vehicle and drive all around type tours. We booked Flavours of Lucca and were not disappointed. It ended up being a personal tour with an amazing tour guide, Chiara. She walked us around Lucca, and was a wealth of information, as well as friendly, funny and personable. We stopped at many points along the way and had many delicious tastings. We did not need lunch after this tour! Lucca has an amazing history, so it is fantastic for people who are interested in historical experiences without the crushing crowds. Lucca also has delicious food, so it's interesting for foodies!

5 | 2018-08-13

Was an incredible tour with Borana. My family originally is from this small town, so it was great having a guide bring it to life and show us around. Would highly recommend, especially that desert we have with the pistachio cream!

Sandy F
5 | 2018-04-13

Our tour guide, Chiara, met us as instructed, spoke excellent English, and guided us through Lucca with appropriate and interesting commentary on the history, culture, architecture, and food of Lucca. She offered tips on other tourist opportunities as well as suggestions for good places to eat, including gluten free options where needed. Her personable approach made the tour a lot of fun for us.

Gillian H
5 | 2017-10-05

Our guide, Chiara, was excellent, and gave us an enthusiastic introduction to Lucca. The very best bit was the stop where we had 'Cecina', a sort of flat bread made from chickpea flour, water and salt - nothing else. Before we left Lucca a couple of days later we returned for more, it had been so nice. We also bought chickpea flour from a grcoery store and made our own Cecina as soon as we got home, with great success! Lucca is a beautiful city, and Chiara brought it to life for us. We'd thoroughly recommend this tour!

Jeffrey S
5 | 2017-10-04

This tour was exceptional. Our guide, Diletta, was friendly, knowledgeable and charming exhibiting a true appreciation of Lucca and its history, food and store fronts. This was a group tour of 10 the absolute perfect size which allowed interaction between each member of the group and the guide. We visited charming, top-drawer local establishments as part of the tour and the business representatives were most gracious and welcoming. I would do this again in a heartbeat.

5 | 2017-08-23

My wife and recently toured Lucca with our guide Diletta Barbieri from Urban Adventures Italy. I cannot speak highly enough of Diletta. A highly capable and professional guide. She was from Lucca and was able to speak knowledgeably with clear insight regarding culture and history of the city. We walked to many churches in Lucca and places of heritage and historical interest. She encouraged us to ask questions and we received a great amount of information which we could absorb.She achieved a fine balance by her relaxed presentation and engaging personality. If we return to Lucca for more tours we would not hesitate to ask for Diletta.

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