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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

Piazza Napoleone Tips (11)

Piazza Napoleone

Piazza Napoleone is the largest and main square in Lucca, local people call it Piazza Grande (big square). The square is at the place that was once occupied by an enormous fortress Augusta and palace...
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croisbeauty
Aug 27, 2016

Squares – Piazza Napoleone.

The town of Lucca includes a number of public squares, most notably the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, site of ancient Roman amphitheater; but also Piazza San Romano, Piazza Cittadella and Piazza Napoleone....
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Jerelis
Mar 08, 2016

Piazza Napoleone

The Piazza Napoleone is one of the biggest squares in Lucca. It was designed by the sister of Napoleon in 1806. The Piazza Napoleone is home to the Palazzo Ducale which used to be part of the fortress...
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HORSCHECK
Oct 22, 2011

The artistic center of Lucca

This large piazza, which is even bigger if you include the Piazza del Giglio (nothing really separates the two), is mostly known for hosting music shows during Lucca's Summer Festival that takes place...
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Jefie
May 07, 2011

Piazza Napoleone

This sprawling square is named after Napoleon, whose sister, Elisa Baciocchi, ruled Lucca from 1805 to 1815. Piazza Napoleone is dominated by the imposing Palazzo Ducale. It's a shady place by tall...
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Willettsworld
Jul 06, 2005

Teatro del Giglio

Just to the east of Piazza Napoleone lies Piazza del Giglio where the city's theatre resides - Teatro del Giglio. The theatre was commissioned in 1672 on the site of an old convent. Following a period...
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Willettsworld
Jul 06, 2005

Piazza Grande (or Napoleone)

This square is the very center of the city and it is used for many events (concerts in Summer, ice skating in December, open party for New Year's Eve,...). Surrounded by trees it has a marble satue of...
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illudiumqh36
Jan 27, 2005

Huge Piazza Napoleone

Piazza Napoleone (also known as Piazza Grande) is a fabulous large Piazza dedicated to Napoleon. When it was built back in the early 1800's, many buildings had to be destroyed to create this large...
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sue_stone
Nov 18, 2004

The Small Town Square...

A photo I took in Lucca Town Square...called Piazza Napoleone. There's a Tourist Office where I changed my travellers checks...Lucca has 2 territories, INSIDE the Walls & OUTSIDE the Walls.If you...
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coceng
Mar 21, 2004

Piazza Napoleone

Big square where the Palazzo Ducale is. It houses, apart from the headquarters of Provinicia di Lucca, one of the Tourism Offices.
Redang
Oct 14, 2007

Discover the Piazza Napoleone,...

Discover the Piazza Napoleone, Napoleon Square. It's rather large and gives a good sight on the City Hall / Gouvenors Palace.
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sandravdp
Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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Palazzo Mansi

Built towards the end of the 16th century, Palazzo Mansi is described as one of Lucca's most luxurious residences. The palazzo's walls were once decorated by frescoes, but these have unfortunately...
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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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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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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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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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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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