Dale HollandUnited States
Paola was a great host and provided a very informative tour to her home. As her tour description states, she really is Lucca; she is proud of her heritage and is very knowledgeable about her home. We met just outside the walls at Bar Stazonie, which she used to guage what we were looking for and what we wanted out of the tour. She did not disappoint. You will not see one city on this tour you will see three. As a histroy buff, I had a great time and Paola knew the regions and Lucca's past.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao Dale and Donna, your feedback made my day and it will keep me going for the future and it really means a lot to me! You definitely have to come back, because we can explore even more! Grazie mille! :) I am glad you appreciated the history, the new discoveries and the atmosphere.
Gordon HoweToronto, ONTARIO, Canada
Lucca is a well-preserved city with many historical features. We were interested in these but had also asked to learn a bit about modern life in the ancient city. Paola did an excellent job of addressing our interests both ancient and modern, combining an outline of the city's history and features with some glimpses into life as a local in current times. She was informative, relaxed, and amusing and we thoroughly enjoyed the tour. The tour and the guide are highly recommended.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Gordon, thank you so much for your feedback. It was quite a funny day with all those vintage cars around! Nice to see you the day after wandering... Lucca is a small city, but it is full of treasures. I always like to combine ancient and modern times, because I consider the city something alive with its own rhythm. A presto!
Julia MartinUnited States
We had a wonderful tour with Paola! She was very knowledgeable and friendly and was great with our kids! I would recommend this tour whole-heartedly!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie, grazie Julia! Your positive feedback at the end of the season makes me very happy! Hope this time with me Lucca was more interesting and fun! Say ciao to the kids! :)
Catherine MorleyUnited Kingdom
The tour was exactly as advertised and what I was hoping for. We finished off our morning with a bike ride around the walls which I would highly recommend to complete this tour. Paola gave us great introduction to a lovely lively city at just the right pace, including easily arranging the bikes, and we used our new knowledge of the city to have dinner this evening outdoors in the amphitheater. Thank you!
Robert HammondUnited States
Paola was terrific. She has an intuitive sense of how to tailor a tour to a client's specific needs. I would not hesitate a minute to recommend her.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Robert, grazie mille for your wonderful review! How is your Italian going? Hope the Lucca is treating you good!
Mary Ann BornUnited States
Our group of 14 had a delightful day with Paola. Paola was fluent in English, warm, friendly, knowledgeable and passionate about Lucca. We had a wonderful time seeing Lucca through her eyes. Paola made arrangements forgot everything. At the end of our tour in Lucca, the bus took us to Pisa allowing us to tour Pisa on our own and returned us to our ship at the end of a great day. A fantastic day!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hello Mary Ann, thank you so much for taking the time to leave me a feedback. It was a real pleasure to work with you and hope there will more chances in the future. I am happy that everything went smoothly.
David L.United States
We did a couple hour tour of Lucca with Paola. She was extremely knowledgeable about the history and could answer any question we had about the town. We really enjoyed Paola's company, it felt like we were meeting someone we knew already for a stroll through town. Highly recommend Paola, great lady with a wonderful personality. Thank you Paola, Ciao!
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Ciao David! well done to both of you as it was not easy to cope with that heat!! Thanks for your positive feedback. It was a real pleasure to meet you and I am glad you feel welcomed in my city! Grazie :)
Bill SchaubUnited States
Paola is a wonderful guide adding lots of great stories to the basic history of Lucca. She knows Lucca. Excellent English.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Bill. I met your friends the day after as they missed just one tower to climb in Lucca. Hope you will have a nice memory of your stay!
Andrea SchuchUnited States
Paola was a highlight of our trip. She was knowledgeable, friendly and dealt with our 3 young kids wonderfully. We had one woman in our group who had foot problems and Paola went very slow to accommodate. Thoroughly enjoyed our tour.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Andrea, thank you for your feedback and for your visit to Lucca. It was a lovely day and your kids were so cute!
Jen WittmanUnited States
Touring with Paola was fantastic! We learned so much about Lucca and she tailored our tour to our needs even in the moment. Paola's friendly and easy demeanor and knowledge of the local architecture, history and important modern events made our experience in Lucca much richer.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Hi Jen! So happy to hear from you! :) Grazie mille for your words and to leave a positive review after some time, so it means I left you a good memory. We had a great time wandering around the city! Thanks!
Michael GooldrupUnited States
Lucca is a very beautiful small city and I had a great time on this tour with Paola. She is very knowledgeable about the city, both its history and about the sights that are available to see. I had a great wine tasting that also included a sampling of the local salami and cheeses. I recommend this tour and Paola as the guide.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Grazie Michael, I really enjoyed our Italian conversation, hope it was a good practice for you!
Great Lucca introduction for family and kids, including grand kids: the bike rental agency was extremely helpful, the wall biking fun and explorative, the ice cream tasting enjoyable and Delicioso. Paola explained very clearly and connected well with all generations in our party of 12. Thanks.
TOUR GUIDE RESPONSE: Thank you very much, Eddy! It was my pleasure to introduce you and your family to my city. Grazie!