Enjoy a quiet walk through the historic centre of Lucca accompanied by an expert guide: the best way to visit this lovely city hidden behind imposing walls. Discover its narrow cobbled streets and lively squares and take a stroll along the Renaissance walls, enjoying the splendid view that spreads out over a landscape of rooftops, alleys, towers and beautiful churches.
With this tour you will get to discover the fascinating city of Lucca, which was founded by the Romans in 180 BC and became powerful in the Middle Ages thanks to the silk production and trade. An independent city for centuries, it offers perfectly preserved Romanesque churches, historic buildings and beautiful small and large squares, ideal for a stroll.
You’ll meet your guide by the Cathedral of San Martino, from here you’ll start your walk in the direction of Piazza Napoleone and Palazzo Ducale (external view) all the way to the heart of the city, Piazza San Michele, where the church of San Michele stands out with its beautiful façade enriched with inlays and sculptures and fine interiors. Nearby you will see Giacomo Puccini’s Birth Home, converted into a museum in 1979. Continuing along the medieval lanes you’ll get to Palazzo Guinigi, where you can admire the Guinigi tower: built in stone and brick, it is one of the most representative landmarks of Lucca and it houses some holm oaks on its summit.
From here you will move to Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, located on the exact place where the ancient Roman amphitheatre once stood, hence the elliptical form. The square used to be the privileged meeting point of the local society, and today it still represents the heart of the city, thanks to the numerous bars and shops housed in the historic buildings. It certainly offers the most evocative glimpse of the city.
You will continue your visit of Lucca with a walk along its majestic walls, soaking up the city view.
After parting ways with your guide, don’t miss the opportunity to enjoy an excellent ice cream and indulge in some shopping while continuing to explore the quaint streets of the city.
San Martino Cathedral, Lucca
Comfortable shoes are recommended
Not wheelchair accessible: Due to uneven surfaces at the sites visited may be difficult for those with walking disabilities or using a wheelchair
Please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes before the tour starts
For a full refund, cancel at least 3 working days in advance of the start date of the experience.
For special requests, customizing your tour or combining this tour to other activities please contact us