private driver and a local guide to discover Lucca
After meeting your driver at the pier in Leghorn (Livorno), you will begin your 50 minutes drive to Lucca.
Upon arrival in Lucca we will meet for an unforgettable walking tour of the city.
It will be a great pleasure for me to lead you through the magic of my town.
Most of the old centre is closed to traffic, here everybody rides a bicycle or walks gently through the narrow streets.
The appeal of this little town is its restless search to try and balance between what it was and what it is now!
Friendly people, good wine, good food and the city itself as a terrific heritage left from the past. What's better than this?
We will visit together the old city centre of Lucca: Piazza Napoleone, Via Fillungo, The Cathedral , the amazing City-Walls. The last stop in Lucca will be Piazza Anfiteatro, one of the best squares for lunch or shopping, or both.
After Lucca, on the way back to the ship in Livorno, the driver will give you 1 hour of free time in Pisa, in Piazza dei Miracoli, where the Leaning Tower is.
Being a level city, Lucca is suitable for visitors of all ages.
-The 16th century City-Walls
-The 19th century Piazza Napoleone
-The Cathedral San Martino
-The unique Piazza Anfiteatro, the "Coliseum" of Lucca converted into a vital oval shape piazza surrounded by painted houses.
-San Michele and San Frediano
-Giacomo Puccini's birthplace (outside)
-A stroll along the main shopping street Via Fillungo where the best brands in fashion are!!!
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: The driver will meet you at the cruise ship terminal in Leghorn (Livorno) and drive you to Lucca where I'll be waiting for you in front of the main Tourist Office.
End location: The driver will drop you off at the cruise ship terminal.
Duration: 7 hours
Minivan and private driver
My services as your personal tour guide.
Transportation in an air-conditioned, chauffeured car or minivan from and to the cruise ship terminal in Leghorn (Livorno in Italian).
Quotations from other port cities available on request.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 euro cash - carry some local cash is always a good idea because some shops and cafes don't accept credit card.
Museums and towers are not part of the standard half-day tour.
Some suggestions could be:
-The 15th Century Monument of Ilaria del Carretto: 3,00 euros per person
-Puccini's Birthplace Museum: 7,00 euros per person (closed on Tuesday)
-The Guinigi Tower: 4,00 euros per person
-Bike rental: 3,50 euros per hour
I do not have a commercial driver's license. I can arrange for a professional driver (car or van).