Province of Lucca
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  • Lucca: 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour

    1. Lucca: 2-Hour City Center Walking Tour

    After meeting your guide at the Tourist Information Center in the city center of Lucca, discover the city and its main sights and monuments. With your professional licensed guide, explore the downtown area for 2 hours.   Among other sites, visit the Church of San Michele, an incredibly detailed Roman Catholic basilica that was built as early as 795. Admire its 4 meter-tall statue of the Archangel Michael, the church’s patron saint. Enter the church free of charge and view its simpler, but still imposing interior architecture. You’ll also take a stroll on the city’s 16th century walls, a lovely place to walk among the greenery of the edge of the old town.     The tour ends at Lucca Cathedral, a splendid Roman Catholic church with a beautiful façade. If you’d like to continue on the tour with your guide, simply pay the small entrance fee and your guide will show you the interior and cont...

    We really enjoyed walking around the city and learning it's history. Our guide Lucia was pleasant and friendly, she answered all our questions and gave the tour her personal touch.

  • Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

    2. Medieval Lucca for Kids: 2-Hour Private Tour

    Begin your guided 2-hour private tour at St. Martin Cathedral in the city center of Lucca. The intricacy of the design of the exterior of the cathedral will greet you, then enter to cathedral and allow for mythical animals and ancient legends to be unveiled as you explore. Your guide will explain the symbols seen and the intriguing legends and miracles associated with them. Throughout the tour, sketch the lions, dragons, mermaids, and griffons as seen on the facades of the churches and learn to read the façades of the tower houses that once belonged to the wealthy merchants of Lucca. Continue your tour with a visit to the Church of San Michele where you will find graffiti left inside and outside of the church by silk merchants. From the church, stroll through the medieval streets of Lucca and discover the subterranean area of the city, the walls of the city. After you will visit the his...

  • From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi Full-Day Tour

    3. From Florence: Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi Full-Day Tour

    Dive into a "sea of beauty", and experience many of Italy’s splendid art masterpieces, enjoy spending time at a famous seaside resort and admire the breathtaking landscapes of Tuscany. The beautiful city of Lucca is along the picturesque road from Florence that leads towards the coast. It is a refined city of art, surrounded by renaissance style tree-lined walls which feature beautiful doors and impressive bastions. Begin your tour of the city with a relaxing walk along a stretch of the city walls and enjoy a wonderful overview of roofs, alleys, tower-houses, wonderful churches and aristocratic palaces of the old city, before moving onto the historical town center close by. Discover Piazza S. Michele in the heart of the city, which features a splendid Basilica in white limestone built between the 12th–14th century. Pass by traditional Italian shops overlooking the squares and narrow roa...

  • Lucca: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

    4. Lucca: 2-Hour Private Walking Tour w/ a Local Guide

    Join this guided walking tour of the pretty town of Lucca. You'll walk along its intact Renaissance city walls, while listening to an introduction covering the city's history, past and present economy. Walk through San Paolino Street and see the birthplace of the famous composer Puccini (exterior only), the dazzling Church of San Michele with its wedding cake facade, the imposing Piazza Napoleone and nearby Piazza del Giglio and the Romanesque cathedral housing the famous Volto Santo, a wooden crucifix supposedly made on the night when Jesus died. Walking along the busy Via Fillungo, you'll see the most posh shopping street in town flanked by stunning medieval buildings and towers, including Torre Guinigi with trees on top. The tour will end at Piazza Anfiteatro, with its miniature coliseum converted centuries ago into a condominium, nowadays one the most picturesque squares in Tuscany...

  • From Livorno Cruise Port: Bus Transfer to Pisa and Lucca

    5. From Livorno Cruise Port: Bus Transfer to Pisa and Lucca

    Discover the medieval town of Lucca and its fortified walls independently on a full-day trip from the cruise terminal at Livorno. Upon arrival in Lucca, take a tour of the most iconic landmarks and buildings including the Torre Guinigi, the Anfiteatro Square, and the San Frediano Church. At the end of the tour, enjoy some free time to explore on your own, grab lunch at a local cafe, or shop for souvenirs at the market. You can opt to add on a traditional lunch for your trip to Lucca, and if you'd prefer to explore on your own, you can choose the Low Cost Option which only includes the transfer. Depart Lucca for Pisa at 2:30 PM, and arrive in the historical heart of the city approximately 30 minutes later. Fall in love with this iconic location and visit the Piazza Dei Miracoli, the most popular attraction in Pisa. Spend some free time admiring the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, and the ...

    The explanation the tour guide gave us, Emma, was very interesting and very pleasant. The time was good to be able to see on our own.

  • Lucca: Private Guided Walking Tour

    6. Lucca: Private Guided Walking Tour

    Lucca, is a small jewel just north-west of Florence, which rises from the green of its neighboring valley as an almost intact testimony of the succession of centuries and domination. Its history is told above all by its form, by monuments, by streets and structures of every age that coexist in harmony. This classic itinerary was designed for those who come to visit the city of Lucca for the first time, or those who do not wish to dwell only on a historical period, but rather to have a global vision of the history of the city. Your tour includes a visit to the most significant monuments through which your guide will retrace all the historical and artistic phases. Among many other sites, you will visit the Church of St. Michael, a Roman-Catholic basilica with sublime details, built in 795.

  • Lucca: City Highlights Walking Tour

    7. Lucca: City Highlights Walking Tour

    Get an insider’s view of Lucca’s most historic neighborhoods on a group walking tour of the Amphitheater Square, the Palazzo Pfanner, the Piazza San Martino. Begin your urban walking adventure by meeting your guide at the Saint Maria Gate, where you'll hear straight to the Amphitheater Square. Learn how it was built on the ruins of a Roman arena, giving it its iconic ovular shape. Next, head towards the Palazzo Pfanner, a stunning palace with Baroque style architecture and opulent gardens. The historic city of Lucca is made of fortress style architecture from the 16th and 17th centuries. Unlike most cities, Lucca is a peaceful and slow-paced place, which you'll notice on your relaxed walking tour. Then, continue your journey down the main shopping street of Via Fillungo, where you can grab a bite to eat and do a little shopping, before walking to the Piazza San Martino — home to seve...

  • From Florence: Private Full-Day Tour of Pisa and Lucca

    8. From Florence: Private Full-Day Tour of Pisa and Lucca

    Upon your arrival in Pisa, enjoy a guided walking tour of Piazza dei Miracoli, which will allow you to see the exteriors of the celebrated Leaning Tower of Pisa and the Baptistery, as well as many other important, historic monuments. This is followed by a visit to Pisa’s Cathedral (exterior), an unrivaled masterpiece of Romanesque art constructed between the 11th and 12th centuries. During the walking tour you will also have the chance to purchase an admission ticket (to be paid for on the day, directly to your guide) to see inside the Baptistery, which also allows you to have priority access inside the wonderful Cathedral. After some free time to enjoy a delicious Italian lunch at your leisure, we will depart for the elegant and refined town of Lucca, where you will be given free time to discover this fascinating town as you walk along his famous sixteen century walls. As you enter th...

  • From Florence: Pisa and Lucca Full-Day Private Tour

    9. From Florence: Pisa and Lucca Full-Day Private Tour

    Discover the cities of Pisa and Lucca, as you travel on a total freedom tour to Western Tuscany. Start at Piazza dei Miracoli and see the Cathedral, the Baptistery, the Monumental Graveyard and the iconic Leaning Tower. Take your time to enjoy the stunning sights, have a stroll around the city and do some shopping, if you want, as your chauffeur will be happy to meet you anytime, at any place. Continue to Lucca, and appreciate its 16th century intact walls. Visit its famous Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, Via Fillungo, filled with unique shops, restaurants and neighborhood people. See the Guinigi Tower with its roof garden, the Clock Tower and St. Martin's Cathedral. Take a relaxing walk along the city walls and enjoy wonderful views over the city and its rooftops. Your chauffeur will remain at your disposal for the entire day. End with a drive back to your accommodation in Florence.

  • From Florence: Half-Day Pisa Experience

    10. From Florence: Half-Day Pisa Experience

    After being picked up from your hotel in Florence, your English-speaking driver will take you to the heart of the historic center of Pisa near the monumental Piazza dei Miracoli. The square welcomes you with the light that reflects off of the white marbles monuments that surround it: the famous Leaning Tower, the symbol of the city, the Cathedral, the Baptistery, and the Camposanto. All these buildings were built between the 11th and 13th centuries when the city was a powerful and rich Maritime Republic. They constitute a unique architectural ensemble in the world and one of the most visited UNESCO sites in Italy. Upon your arrival, you will find your local guide waiting for you who will tell you the millennial history of the city that gave birth to Galileo Galilei and will reveal the secrets of the Leaning Tower and the other monuments in the square. The famous tower is the bell tower ...

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What people are saying about Province of Lucca

Well organized. Booked the day itself without any problems. Very nice cheerful and enthusiastic guide who told a lot of interesting information about the city. Nice way to see all the squares and sights. Goes at a leisurely pace and the walk is not a long distance, so I think it's also good for people who have less mobility. Optional entrance into the cathedral with an explanation of the most important works there (short but very interesting and just long enough). Afterwards, you can even cycle over the city walls of Lucca, which is also highly recommended!

Lucca is a beautiful city! Roberta is a very experienced tour guide and knows her city extremely well. We spent entertaining 2h with her. As she is doing the tour in English and Italian at the same time I highly appreciated how she did it. Majority of the group was English. So when we stopped explanations were in Englisch, while she did the Italian explanations while walking from point to point.

We really enjoyed walking around the city and learning it's history. Our guide Lucia was pleasant and friendly, she answered all our questions and gave the tour her personal touch.

Great experience. The kind lady took us around the beautiful Lucca. I really recommend it. Also good price.

The guide was experienced lady with good knowledge of italian history.