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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
 
Walking Tour and Exploration of Lucca
"Meet at Piazzale Verdi at the old Porta San Donato where the tourist information center is located adjacent to the historic Renaissance walls. Walk along Via San Paolino which corresponds to the ancient Roman street (Decumanus Maximus). Pass by the Renaissance church dedicated to the patron saint of the town Saint Paolino. Along the way encounter influences from Lucca's most famous celebrity Giacomo Puccini and see the exterior of the building where he was born. His operas continue to fascinate audiences from all around the world. At the end of the street behold Piazza San Michele
From EUR10.00

Town Centre - Historical Centre Tips (19)

Narrow lanes

I know that it's impossible to visit Lucca without going through the narrow streets of the old town...if I put this activity in the "Must See" page it's because every lane deserves to be attentively...
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illudiumqh36
Jan 31, 2005

Via Fillungo

It's the main street in the old town. Its name means "ling wire" because it's very long and "thin" as a wire. It goes form the nearabouts of Piazza San Michele up to Piazza Santa Maria beside the...
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illudiumqh36
Feb 04, 2005

Palazzo della Provincia di Lucca

NEVER miss public administration palaces in Italian towns. Excluding few examples, they are always located in ancient buildings. The problem could be to see the interior but sometimes it is also...
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PALLINA
Apr 17, 2009

Discover Lucca.....

A wonderful small town famous to its walls which enclose a place that can be wandered or pedalled with ease yet remains full of secrets. the country's forest medieval treasure, relatively unspoilt and...
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barbskie
Mar 20, 2005

Wandering around Lucca

One of the things we enjoyed about Lucca was wandering around looking at the sights.Around the town there were many wall niches/votives, drinking fountains where people filled their wated bottles with...
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SPW
Jan 21, 2007

Other sights not to be missed

The Casa di Puccini is open to the public. At nearby Torre del Lago there is a Puccini opera festival every year in July/August. Puccini had a house there.Not to miss:Piazza NapoleonePiazza San...
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micajo
Feb 02, 2007

Shop at the Lucca Antique Market

Every third Sunday the streets of Lucca are jammed with every type of antique you can imagine from furniture to clothing to books to trinkets galore. It will take the better part of a full day to see...
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travelrabbit
Mar 14, 2008

Ride the Lucca Carousel

It's not really an important stop but if you're traveling with kids it might be just the thing to get their pep up for more sightseeing. In Piazza Napoleone there is a carousel that is up for most of...
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travelrabbit
Mar 14, 2008

A Base...

To some people, Lucca could be a good base to explore The Alpuan Alps. It is 'hidden' behind a Renaissance wall.This place was founded by The Estruscans...& became a colony in 180 BC.Photo shows...
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coceng
Mar 21, 2004

The Streets...

Via Fillungo is the busiest street in Lucca which threads through the heart of the old city ! The streets in Lucca within the walls are just so beautiful !there are streets with lots of shops &...
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coceng
Mar 21, 2004

Moderne...

This looks moderne but kinda retained its old charms...Some of the buildings in Lucca are being restored & some you could still see the 'old charms' intact; You just have to walk around the maze...
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coceng
Mar 21, 2004

Count the towers?

Many photos seem to have a tower on them, mostly belonging to churches I guess, all look pretty good and would have enjoyed spending more time admiring them, again the weather forced us to return to...
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bonio
Feb 13, 2009
 
 
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Things to Do Near Lucca

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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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