Embark on this fantastic tour of Lucca and dive into the city's rich history, culture, and art. Appreciate the focus on local life and traditions, visit shops where local handicrafts are still being made, and try traditional food specialities. Explore Torre Guinigi with its green top, go to the Church of St. Michael, and roam around the Piazza Anfiteatro and San Martino Duomo.
Pay your respects at the Cathedral of St. Martin, which features impressive facades
Walk around the San Martino Duomo, which has a significant shrine called 'Volto Santo'
Tour Around The Renaissance Walls, Its Cobbled Streets & Handsome Piazzas Of Lucca expand_more
We will begin the exploration of Lucca by marvelling at the last ring of walls, constructed in the Renaissance and turned into a promenade in the early 1800s on account of being perfectly preserved. And, then we will admire the 19th-century squares of Napoleon and Giglio.
Next, we will head to the very heart of the city, and we will visit the Church of St. Michael and the Cathedral of St. Martin, both of which feature impressive facades with lavishly carved and ornamented columns. The Cathedral also features an entrance decorated in medieval basreliefs; we will learn about one of them.
We will stop at some shops where local handicrafts are still functioning today and will also find some food shops where local specialities are still made. Together, we will discover the 'Lucchese' way of life and will be able to understand why Lucca is so different from any other Tuscan city.
Then, we will walk along the narrow alleys and small piazzas, we will reach the Torre Guinigi, a medieval structure featuring a "green top". And, the Piazza Anfiteatro, a former Roman Coliseum, turned into a highly quaint square with lots of apartments! Not only history but also legends, anecdotes, traditions and tales make Lucca unique! We won't miss the San Martino Duomo keeping a significant shrine called 'Volto Santo' (Holy Countenance), and we will end our tour in Piazza San Michele, which is the centre of the Roman Age City.
English-speaking tour guide
Entrance tickets, if any
Anywhere in the city center at the hotel/apartment or at the train station or in a suggested parking in the city
Paola's walking tour of Lucca was an incredible journey through the city's rich history and vibrant culture. We visited some of the most popular spots in Lucca, including the iconic Piazza Anfiteatro, the stunning Cathedral of San Martino. Paola's knowledge and passion for the city made the tour a truly memorable experience, and we left with a deeper appreciation for Lucca's beauty and charm.
Our guide showed us the city's most beautiful landmarks and hidden gems, including the magnificent Church of San Michele in Foro and the picturesque Cathedral of St. Martin. Her expert knowledge and friendly demeanor made the tour an unforgettable experience, and we would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Lucca.
We had a fantastic time on Paola's walking tour of Lucca - she showed us some of the city's most iconic sights, including the impressive walls that encircle the historic center and the centre of the Roman Age City. Paola's passion for the city and its culture was infectious, and her expert knowledge made the tour informative and engaging. We would definitely recommend this tour to anyone looking to experience the best of Lucca!
Lucca is a beautiful city with a lot of history. It also seems very quaint and it looks like there is great food and wine. My guide, Antonella, was delightful. She had a lot of historical knowledge of the area and we walked many of the charming streets. This is a place I'd like to visit now...it looks like a great place to live also.