This is a three-hour tour that starts from my office at Piazza Santa Maria, just inside the famous walls of Lucca. Tours can be for groups as small as three and as many as ten people, but unique to my experience, I cater to personalized interests of my clients.
The tour will proceed with a walk through the medieval streets, including the most important street, the via Fillungo, with its elegant shops.
This tour takes visitors back in time to the early renaissance when Lucca as a thriving republic created the city as can be seen today. We view the walls and note the different timing of various construction dating back to the city’s founding in the time of Julius Caesar.
As we walk along the streets of Lucca, the guide will share anecdotes and historical information. You will learn about the 19th century aqueduct that feeds the town’s fountains; the many styles of the local architecture representing centuries of history; and about the construction and defensive capabilities of Lucca’s impressive walls
During the course of the tour we visit:
- The Walls, above and below.
- The ancient Piazza dell’Anfiteatro
- The Torre di Guingi
- The Duomo
- Piazza St. Michele
- Piazza di Puccini
- And key points of interest in architecture, the arts, the culture as it has changed over two thousand years of history.
Lucca is famous for its many churches and we will visit two of the most important ones: the Cathedral of San Martino and the Basilica of San Frediano. A visit will also be made to the beautiful Palazzo Mansi, which today houses a national museum. The tour ends in the main piazza of Lucca, in front of another very important church dedicated to Saint Michael.
With this tour, we aim to enrich your visit to our beautiful town and we can’t wait to share its charms with you.