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Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence
"The itinerary first takes you to Pisa where a driver will show you the most important square in the city: the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower the Baptistery the Cemetery and the Cathedral. Piazza dei Miracoli is a real jewel of Romanesque architecture: the magnificence of the square will overwhelm you as you pass through Porta Nuova one of the ancient gates of the Medieval city walls. (guide not included)Driving towards Lucca across San Giuliano Terme you'll enjoy the beautiful plain surrounded by mountains and hills scattered with ancient castles
From EUR465.00
 
Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Sampling
"This Lucca tour is all about experiencing the city the real way by becoming a local for a day. Italy is famed for the importance it places on food and drink so of course you will learn about it and taste as we go. Along the way you will uncover majestic city walls narrow roads tall towers and arts and crafts shops. You will also realize why Lucca is known as the city of 100 churches. Your Lucca tour will start at the city’s train station and from there walk past the majestic city walls and enjoy a view of Lucca before diving into local life. Head to the city center
From EUR69.00
 
Florence Day Trip to Pisa and Lucca
"Meet your private driver at 9am for the pleasant hour-long drive to the charming medieval city of Lucca. It is a city enclosed and protected through the centuries by an imposing 16th century wall which is one of the best-preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe. The wall has helped keep the city's original features and Roman street plan intact. You may enjoy starting off your day with a bike ride on top of the walls along the beautiful tree-lined or look up to views of the surrounding hills. Bike rental is an additional (optional) cost paid on the day of your tour at 5euro per bike per hour. Discover the city's Roman features with the Church of San Michele in Foro standing on the site of the original Roman forum. It was here that Giacomo Puccini began his musical career as a choirboy. Strolling along the lively shopping street you will arrive at the church of San Frediano with 6th century origins. See the tomb of Saint Zita (1278) mentioned by Dante in the Inferno whose mummified body can be seen through glass. Discover the unique-shaped arena
From EUR660.00

More Off The Beaten Path in Lucca

Museo Nazionale di Palazzo Mansi – A surprise.

Palazzo Mansi is not really on the attraction list of Lucca. Maybe this is the reason why we kind of missed out on it. During our hike through the winding streets of Lucca we did pass it. I did stop...
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Jerelis
Apr 04, 2016

Pisa – Other part of the city.

After we finished our visit to the Piazza dei Miracoli it was clear to us that we wanted to see the other part of town besides this beautiful tourist trap. To do this we can honestly state that the...
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Jerelis
Nov 16, 2015

Pisa – Don’t rush your visit.

Although the main area with all the sights of Pisa is quite small, don’t have the idea that you must rush Pisa on a budget. Via this way you will end up missing some of the highlights in a whirlwind....
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Jerelis
Nov 16, 2015

Pisa – Worth the hike.

Once we visit a village we always love to loose ourselves in the maze of alleys, streets and lanes. During such a hike we always follow the streets that wind and wander with no discernible order or...
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Jerelis
Nov 16, 2015

Day at the beach...Viareggio

Viareggio is a beach resort famous for its carnival which happens each Febuary.Just 30minutes north of Pisa and a 20minute train ride from Lucca its perfect for a day trip.It has 10 km (6.2 mi) of...
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fabric_letters
May 27, 2012

Daytrip to the Cinque Terre

During my time in Lucca I also took a day trip by train to the Cinque Terre at the Ligurian coast. The Cinque Terre consists of 5 fishing villages which are situated at the bottom of a steep rocky...
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HORSCHECK
Oct 22, 2011
 
 
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Trip to Viareggio

The Tuscan seaside resort Viareggio is located only about 20 mins by train from Lucca. With 10 km of sandy beach and a 3 km long promenade, it is the most important bathing resort of the Tuscany....
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HORSCHECK
Oct 22, 2011

Ponte della Maddalena.

This bridge also called Ponte del Diavolo is located near Borgo a Mozzano; some km far from Lucca. It crosses the Serchio river. This bridge was built at the beginning of the 13th century on the...
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Maurizioago
Aug 30, 2011

The Botanical Garden.

Lucca has a small, but beautiful botanical garden. It was created in the 1820 as a research and education center.The garden has a lake full of nimphs; some greenhouses; a rich collection of trees and...
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Maurizioago
Jun 25, 2010

Day trip to Barga

Barga is a lovely medieval hamlet nestled up in the mountains about an hour away from Lucca. Very lovely and untouched for several hundred years. The drive to Barga is pleasent and you get to pass the...
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pigletsmom
Feb 24, 2010

Find the Green Man

The Green Man is a pagan symbol of new life, with leaves sprouting from his face or partially hiding it.He appears in many, many ancient English churches and (I have recently discovered) he can be...
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leics
Nov 20, 2008

Look for where the old meets the new

It'seasy to wander the streets of Lucca (and so many other Italian towns) without noticing the less obvious evidence of the past. Churches and palazzi and Medieval buildings are all around, but closer...
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leics
Nov 08, 2008

San Michele in Foro: partially hidden details.

You'll see the wonderful, intricate facade of this church, of course. And you'll probably go inside to see the rather plain interior, the beautiful Lippi painting and the Della Robbia Madonna.But take...
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leics
Nov 08, 2008

See Lucca from the Guinigi

Almost everyone who visits Lucca seems to be intrigued by the Guinigi tower with tall trees growing on top, which is unique among towers!However, it is fun to ascend the Guinigi Tower to view Lucca...
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deecat
May 14, 2008

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Via degli Angeli 23, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Via Santa Giustina 48, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Via del Fosso 26, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Via della Dogana 9, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Piazza Ricasoli 19, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Via del ponte Guasperini 873, San Lorenzo a Vaccoli, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100, Italy
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Top Things to Do in Lucca

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City Walls & Gates

The history of fortified walls of Lucca begins in 200 A.C. - with a classic square of walls that surrounded the city centre, and with part of it seen there up to today. During the Napoleon era the...
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Chiesa San Michele in Foro - Church

The church of San Michele in Foro was erected on the former Roman Forum, situated on a podium which is elevated above the level of the square. Construction of the church began in the 8th century and...
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Guinigi Tower - Torre Guinigi

From the top of this majestuous " Tower-House" ( 44m.) we have a scenic view of the city of Lucca and specialy on the dozen of other towers around the city. There is no elevator, climbing is not too...
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Palazzo Pfanner

After seeing multiple historical churches inside the Lucca walls, it was a pleasant change to see and actual family home. We enjoyed the Palazzo Pfanner interior, as much as they allow the public to...
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Piazza dell'Anfiteatro

I wasn't especially impressed nor enchanted by Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, in Italy there are so many squares which are far much attractive. The very idea that the town square is formed on the ruins of...
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Duomo di San Martino - Cathedral

According to legend, the cathedral of San Martino was founded by Saint Frediano in the 6th century. Apparently, at first it was a large complex composed by San Martino and church of San Giovanni e...
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"Lucca from the inside"
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"Lucca - a Gem of a City"
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BruceDunning

"Location, Location"
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"Lucca - Historical gem of the Tuscany"
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"Lucca"
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