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
- Professional guide
- Entry/Admission - San Michele in Foro
- Entry/Admission - Basilica of San Frediano
- Entry/Admission - Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)
- 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
Learned some history of Lucca while seeing the sights with the guide. It was just the right amount of time.
Great Tour Guide. We saw a lot of places in two hours. Good walking pace. Would recommend this Tour.
Guide was informative and amusing - she made the tour and city come alive. Would certainly recommend this tour
Our tour guide was fantastic! Our bus dropped us off at the wrong location. We called Turis Lucca and our tour guide drove her bike to meet us! She was passionate and knowledgeable about the area and the History of Lucca. Brilliant way to see Lucca.
Great info about Lucca from a very knowledgeable guide! Secrets and little known facts. Sign up and go!
The tour was very informative and it was a great introduction to the town of Lucca. Roberta told us about the history of Lucca and gave us many insights into life in Lucca and some of the more interesting characters in its history.
It was very nice walking tour, that took more than 2 hours. A small group of 3 ladies and charming guide Roberta. We visited almost all interesting places of Lucca, learned a lot about the history of this ancient town, the great musicians, borned here. Very unusual ancient Amphitheatre, now the living house with the square instead of arena. We had the pleasure to walk along town walls, decorated with trees. Excellent tour, thanks.
Learning about Lucca from a passionate, intelligent, and funny local was perfect. Tons of interesting history and stories that increased our appreciation. Easy pace, without ever feeling bored, guide did a seamless job translating in English and Italian so neither party was confused or impatient. Thx!
We would never recommend this City Tour. While it said that the Tour was in English which was true, it also was in German and Italian. So EVERY stop took forever as the guide translated in more than one language! We finally gave up and left the tour. VERY disappointing.
While not a big city, the compact walled city is easy to walk around within a couple of hours. Our tour guide was a lovely lady with a smile and friendly approach, but also very knowledgeable about every site we stopped at. At the end of the tour, she was happy to walk round the cathedral and answer questions outside off the tour. Highly recommend.
If you are going to visit Pisa you have to do this walking tour of Lucca. It was one of our favorite cities in Italy to visit. The local tour guide was excellent, friendly, and conducted the tour in both Italian and English. Lucca is amazing and I believe is the only completely walled city left in Italy. Plenty of parking outside the wall and at the visitor center where we met our tour guide. Lucca is a must to visit if you are going to spend time in the Tuscany region.