When in Florence go on daytrip to Lucca and let its atmosphere to transport you back to the Middle Ages. Our walking guided tour of Lucca will introduce you to the history of this dazzling Tuscan city, an hour only far from Florence. Here you can live the unique experience of walking on top of the XVIIth-century city walls, which still surround the city and which render it an amazing place! This medieval jewel boasts much great arquitecture in a small space, in fact it is often referred to as the ‘city with hundred churches’ most of them built in the Middle Ages when Lucca was a leading center in the trading of silk.
A day is not enough to see all of them ranging from the Medieval to the Renaissance times, from the Gothic to the Romanesque style, but with your guided tour you will see the most famous ones whose façades glitter with golden mosaics or are ornated with finely sculpted columns looking as rich embroiders. In Lucca music has always played a very important role, it must be something in its air, but this city has been the birthplace of many worldwide famous musicians and composers, such as Luigi Boccherini, Alfredo Catalani and Giacomo Puccini the composer of La Bohéme and Turandot. If you love classic music and opera, don’t miss a guided tour of Puccini’s House and Museum!
During our walking guided tour of Lucca you can breath a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere and where everything is slowly paced, you will really fall in love with this city! Relax yourselves in one of the many outdoor cafés in the main piazza of Lucca or climb the Guinigi Tower rising above the medieval center and crowned by holm oaks, to enjoy the spectacular view of thousands of red bricks roofs! Visit the Botanical Gardens which were founded in the 19th century and where the ghost of a beautiful lady is said to walk at night, and see the iconic Amphitheater Square with its 2000 years of history!
Your local guide will give you tips about the best Trattorie and good places to taste local specialties, such as the Buccellato (a local sweet) and the tasty Cecina (a thin chickpeas pancake). Finally, after our guided tour of Lucca, you will have plenty of time for shopping in the main street of the city where the best shops are. So many wonderful things to do, don’t you think?
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TRAIN STATION OF LUCCA
WHAT YOU WILL SEE:
the massive city walls, San Frediano Church, the Duomo, San Michele Church. Napoleon Square, Amphitheatre Square, the main street Via Fillungo.