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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
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    Tour was good small group only 6 of us tour guide was excellent an we walked for about two hours around beautiful lucca.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Roland W
    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    The guide was well informed and could answer all questions. Sho showed us all main sightseeing points and gave a good overview over the city history.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Thomas L
    Turislucca, Manager at Turislucca, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

    we are happy you enjoyed the tour

    Reviewed 12 July 2019

    Our guide, Lucia, was wonderful. She is a local and you can tell that she loves her city. I learned so much about this beautiful city. I really enjoyed Lucca and would like to spend more time there.

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank kacamy
    Turislucca, guide at Turislucca, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    and I hope to see you in Lucca again ciao Lucia

    Reviewed 10 July 2019

    We went on this tour in the middle of a heatwave, at 2PM. Our tour guide was fantastic and great at finding shade ;) Lucca is such a cool place and our tour guide (Roberta, I believe?) was a life-long resident. She was very knowledgeable...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank amywV9584CD
    Turislucca, guide at Turislucca, responded to this reviewResponded 18 July 2019

    thank you It was a pleasure

    Reviewed 4 July 2019

    Our family reserved a private tour of Lucca on Easter Sunday so we could not do the food lovers tour which we recommend but it was still a wonderful tour. Our tour guide met us at the Lucca train station after our one hour ride...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank johnaug
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    Frank T
    18 August 2019|
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    Response from johnaug | Reviewed this property |
    Not a great deal the tour guide met us at train station and walked leisurely to entrance of town and stopped at a lot of points of interest along the way it is not a very large town I would recommend trying to book the Lucca... More
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    16 July 2019|
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    Response from johnaug | Reviewed this property |
    We met our guide outside the Lucca train station under the clock holding a sign with our name since we were staying in Florence and took train there. If u are staying in Lucca they may be able to meet u at ur hotel not sure
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    28 April 2019|
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    Response from MoltoBella19 | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for late reply, we met inside the tourism office which is located in Piazalle Verdi.
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