Lucca: the sleeping beauty
Closed inside the high walls of her fortress, a beautiful Princess is sleeping. . .
The Princess is the city of Lucca, surrounded by walls, but there is another Princess called Ilaria still sleeping in a church. . . we will meet her, if you like! :)
And we will also discover the most beautiful spots and monuments of Lucca: the city walls, the main Churches (San Frediano, San Michele and San Martino. . do you know that Lucca is said to have 100 churches?), Piazza Anfiteatro, Via Fillungo, the Guinigi's tower (with some trees on the top!), Giacomo Puccini's place of birth.
We will talk about the past and the present of this strange city and I will let you understand why Lucca is so different from the rest of Tuscany! :)
The Renaissence walls, the most important churches as San Michele, San Martino and San Frediano (usually we enter only in San Martino but if you have time, we can enter in all of them!), Piazza Anfiteatro, Via Fillungo, Guinigi Tower (outside). . the "must" of Lucca! :)
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Usually we meet at the Information Office in Piazzale Verdi (inside Porta Sant'Anna), but we may agree to meet in a different spot.
End location: Usually the tour ends in Piazza San Michele, the very heart of Lucca!
But we may agree to finish in a different place according to your needs.
Duration: 2 hours 30 min.
it's possible to rent bikes (3 euro per bike per hour)
My services as your personal tour guide in Lucca and 'buccellato' tasting! :)
Estimated Local Cash Needed
15 euro - 15 euros cash will be enough if we decide to visit the Cathedral or Casa Puccini or some local museums.
the Cathedral: euros 3,00 per person
The Guinigi Tower: euros 4 per person
the Church of San Frediano: euros 3,00 per person
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An excellent tour - Antonella is a gifted guide - she explained the history and traditions of Lucca clearly and enthusiastically and helped us enjoy the rest of our stay - not least by recommending some excellent restaurants!