Lucca

Ineed to tell you right away that Lucca is among the few cities that preserves intact its Renaissance walls, that saw the birth of the great musician (more than 1) and that once housed a “jungle of towers” and far more than 100 churches! (and it’s all truth!)

Idon’t want to overwhelm you, I’ll keep the other info for our tour but the motto of this city is LIBERTAS (freedom) and I will tell you why as soon as we arrive at Porta San Pietro to visit the city.

The province of Lucca has many other places to discover: Pietrasanta for art lovers, Montecarlo for those who would drink wine as water and for music lovers there is He, the great international master, Giacomo Puccini.

Find the tour you like up in the menu and if you have something in mind please let me know and I’ll customize the experience for you.

Lucca city tour

This place is a hidden gem. It’s among the few cities that preserve its renaissance walls completely intact (now a beautiful path of almost 4 km to walk). 

We’ll have a walk through the old town, with its medieval towers and nearly 100 churches (don’t worry, we’re not going to see all of them!).

The Duomo, Lucca’s romanesque cathedral, dates from the 12th century and features a façade with elaborate reliefs and columns. The Gothic interior includes an image of Christ on the cross, supposedly carved by Nicodemus, a witness of the crucifixion. In 2020 it was discovered that it is the oldest wooden sculpture in the West.  

That’s 1 of the 3 most important monuments of the city, do you wanna know which are the others?

Duration: about 2 hours

Price for the tour: 

1-14 participants: 140 €

15-25 participants: 270 €

Lucca Food Tour

It’s ok to have a cultural tour of the city but there is a much tastier alternative: to know the city through its flavors!

Let’s start this food and wine tour where there will be anecdotes and historical facts but the queen will be the Lucca cuisine: Tordelli, soups, salami, cheeses, crostini, typical sweets and wine, wine and more wine.

Don’t worry about the alcohol rate, I’ll be the guide .

Duration: about 2 hours

Price for the tour: 

Due to Covid-19 and the new rules that are constantly updated by the government, it is not possible to indicate a price or the maximum number of participants

The little Athens 

The fascinating city of Pietrasanta, just 40 min from Lucca, it’s the perfect destination for art enthusiasts, both classic and contemporary. A place that gathers artists from all across the world, a true hub for international sculpture.

In recent decades, Pietrasanta has become an open-air museum, where visitors can admire uninterrupted expositions of contemporary art and sculpture of the highest levels.

Known as “the little Athens” thanks to the concentration of artists that have decided to settle down here over the years (like Igor Mitoraj and Fernando Botero).

In the main square we’ll find the Cathedral of San Martino, which, overlooking the beautiful piazza Duomo, conserves prestigious artworks and its bell tower is stunning. Did you know that maybe Michelangelo projected it?

Duration: about 2 hours. By request we can also attend a demonstration of marble work in an artisan workshop.

Price for the tour: 

1-14 participants: 140 €

15-25 participants: 280 €

To book please fill the form below or use the Contacts form for any question.

To book please fill the form below or use the Contacts form for any question.

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