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Walking Ramparts Tour in Lucca

4.8 (13)
Lucca, IT
4.8 (13)
Lucca, IT
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Discover the hidden secrets of military engineering in Italy with the Walking Ramparts Tour in Lucca. Immerse yourself in the fascinating history of the 13th to 17th centuries as our knowledgeable guide takes you through the interior of the bastions. Marvel at the immense brick vaults that once housed heavy bronze cannons, creating a truly breathtaking experience. The Walls of Lucca, a stunning example of Renaissance fortification, offer a unique perspective on European city planning and architecture. Walk along the walls, delve into the recently-restored galleries and rooms, and feel transported back in time. This 120-minute tour is a must-do for history enthusiasts and those seeking a deeper understanding of Italy's military past. Join us at the meeting point, the only big brick building with flags on Piazzale Verdi, and embark on a journey through Lucca's rich military heritage.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-15 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Guided Experience
  • Learn about the evolution of military engineering
  • Explore the immense brick vaults of the galleries
  • Walk on the unique Walls of Lucca
  • Visit the recently restored interior of the walls
  • Experience the simple and suggestive transition from inside to outside the city
  • On and inside the ramparts

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Introduction

The Walking Ramparts Tour in Lucca is an immersive experience that takes visitors on a journey through the evolution of military engineering in Italy from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Unlike traditional defensive walls, the walls of Lucca were never used for defensive purposes. Instead, they provide a fascinating glimpse into the rich history and architectural marvels of the city. Led by knowledgeable guides, this tour allows visitors to explore the interior of the bastions, revealing the immense brick vaults and galleries that were once home to heavy bronze cannons. Prepare to be awestruck as you delve deep into the bowels of these remarkable walls.

What to expect?

During the 120-minute walking tour, you can expect to learn about the history and significance of the Walls of Lucca. The itinerary starts at the only big brick building with flags on Piazzale Verdi, where you will meet your guide. From there, you will embark on a journey along the walls, walking on top of them and also exploring their interior. Discover the recently restored galleries and rooms within, marveling at the intricate architecture and engineering. The tour culminates at the entrance of the Baluardo San Martino, leaving you with a deep appreciation for the complex fortifications that once protected the city.

Who is this for?

The Walking Ramparts Tour in Lucca is perfect for history enthusiasts, architecture lovers, and anyone with a curious mind. It caters to both locals and visitors, offering a unique opportunity to explore the hidden depths of the Walls of Lucca. Whether you are a solo traveler, a couple, or a group of friends, this tour promises to be an enriching experience for all. No prior knowledge of military engineering is required, as the guides will provide all the necessary information in an engaging and accessible manner.

Why book this?

By booking the Walking Ramparts Tour in Lucca, you are not just exploring a historic site but immersing yourself in a journey through time. This tour offers a rare opportunity to delve into the hidden spaces of the Walls of Lucca, discovering the secrets that lie within. As you walk along the walls and explore the atmospheric galleries and rooms, you will be transported back to a bygone era, gaining a deeper understanding of the military strategies and architectural innovations of Italy. The passionate guides will bring history to life, making this tour a truly unforgettable experience.

Good to know

It is recommended to wear comfortable shoes and bring a bottle of water, as the tour involves walking along the walls. The total duration of the tour is 120 minutes, providing ample time to fully immerse yourself in the history and beauty of the Walls of Lucca. The meeting point is the only big brick building with flags on Piazzale Verdi, and the tour concludes at the entrance of the Baluardo San Martino. Be prepared to be amazed by the stunning architecture and breathtaking views that await you along this memorable journey.

Reviews

Individuals who have taken the Walking Ramparts Tour in Lucca have been captivated by the experience. They praise the knowledgeable guides who provide fascinating insights into the history and significance of the walls. Visitors have expressed their awe at the impressive architecture and the chance to explore the hidden chambers and vaults within the walls. Overall, reviewers have found the tour to be engaging, educational, and a wonderful way to delve into the rich history of Lucca. Whether you're a history buff or simply looking for a unique and immersive experience, the Walking Ramparts Tour in Lucca comes highly recommended.

How long before the event do I need to book?

  • You can book at any time before the event

Vouchers accepted in the following formats

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Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Le mura di Lucca

The Walls of Lucca are a unique reality in regard to European city planning and architecture.  Built during the Renaissance, today, they are a leading example of Italian fortification. The suggested itinerary consists of walking on the walls and also visiting their interior to discover the galleries and rooms within, recently restored. The restoration has given back one of the most treasured monuments to the inhabitants of Lucca and has made moving from the inside of the city to the outside, simple and very suggestive.

Reviews

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4.8 (13)

PatriciaS125

Ana was a great guide. Enthusiastic and informative. Understanding the history of Lucca’s walls provides wonderful insight to the town.

T2668DJsuel

Roberta gave us lots of the historyof the wall and its importance to Lucca. Going under the ramparts was a real experience ofthe past. Her enthusiaspm for her city made us want to expore every centimeter of LuccA,

jacquib902

Waited for 30 minutes with the rest of the group, but the guide never showed up. The only contact details we were given was a phone number, which they did not pick up when several members of the group tried to call. Very disappointing :(

Ailsa_G

Walking the ramparts with Lucia was a very enjoyable two hours, we learned so much about Lucca's past, the people who built the ramparts, how the town used the walls through Roman times to WW2. The restoration of the ramparts is an amazing achievement and being able to go down within the wall is a real privilege. Lucia conducted the tour in Italian and English effortlessly. Be warned, the tour is non-stop but definitely worthwhile. and we would recommend it to visitors to Lucca.

Rose_F

Couldn’t connect with guide. Went alone still amazing. Would have loved to heard the history. Xxxxx bbbbbb

Jill_S

We had a very good time on this tour. The tour guide was on time and was very knowledgeable about what she was talking about. There were 2 other couples on the trip with us so it was not that crowded either! We did walk a lot but we went inside the wall and on top of it as well. Great experience and totally recommend if you have some free time in the city and want to learn more about the history of it!

Alessandra_F

La guida veramente preparata!!visita molto interessante e brava la guida che non ha fatto la classica lezione di storia!!!

valerieherman

Très jolie ville, agréable à visiter. N'hésitez pas à monter la tour Guinigi, beaucoup de marches mais l'effort en vaut la peine. La vue est magnifique.

Angela S

Bellissima passeggiata intorno alle mura rinascimentali di Lucca, complice anche la bellissima giornata di sole, lunghe 4 kilometri e 223 metri!

FIGON

Bellissima visita , percorso che si sviluppa in parte sopra le Mura e in parte sotto, alla scoperta degli interni di alcuni baluardi restaurati. L'ingresso di alcuni baluardi non è così semplice da individuare quindi il tour permette di ottimizzare i tempi. Guida molto preparata e coinvolgente. Super consigliato.
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