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Walking tour of Lucca and its walls

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Lucca, IT
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Walking tour of Lucca and its walls

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Come and experience the rich history of Lucca and its enchanting walls on this captivating walking tour. Immerse yourself in the city's ancient Roman past and witness its evolution through the ages, from Renaissance to Contemporary. With a total duration of 120 minutes, this tour takes you on a journey through the city's most iconic landmarks. Start at the oldest gate of the Renaissance walls and make your way to the breathtaking Lucca's Duomo, where you can explore its underground basement. Marvel at the remains of the ancient Roman walls and discover the Colonna Mozza, a fascinating detail of a church facade. Walk through medieval gates and soak up the medieval charm of the city with a glimpse of the medieval city bas-relief. Visit the Basilica of San Frediano and ascend to the San Frediano Platform for a panoramic view of the Medieval and Renaissance Walls. Finally, learn about the functions of Piazza Anfiteatro from Roman times to the 18th century, before ending at the second oldest gate of the Renaissance Walls. Don't miss this opportunity to uncover the secrets of Lucca.

About this experience

  • Free Cancellation For a full refund cancel at least before the start of your booking
  • Admission Not Included
  • 2 hours
  • Suitable for 1-10 Participants
  • Private Tour, Small Group Tour
  • Self Guided Experience
  • Discover the history of Lucca and its walls
  • View of Lucca's Duomo from above
  • Observation of ancient Roman walls
  • Explore the medieval gate of Lucca
  • Learn about the functions of Piazza Anfiteatro
  • Walk
  • Coffee and/or tea

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Introduction: Walking Tour of Lucca and Its Walls

Step into the rich history of Lucca and experience its captivating charm on this walking tour of the city and its famous walls. Rediscover the past as you traverse through time, exploring significant landmarks that span from the Ancient Roman period to the Contemporary Age. Your journey starts at the Lucca station, where you'll meet your knowledgeable guide and embark on this immersive adventure.

What to Expect?

During this 2-hour tour, get ready to delve into Lucca's fascinating history. You'll visit the oldest gate of the Renaissance walls, marvel at the magnificent Lucca's Duomo, and explore the remains of the ancient Roman walls. Dive into the city's heritage as you observe the Colonna Mozza, examine the medieval gates, and admire beautiful bas-reliefs depicting the medieval city. Stroll down the famous Via Fillungo and learn about the functions of Piazza Anfiteatro. Your journey will culminate at the second oldest gate of the Renaissance Walls, leaving you with a deeper understanding and appreciation of Lucca's cultural significance.

Who is this for?

This walking tour of Lucca and its walls is perfect for history enthusiasts, culture lovers, and curious travelers wanting to uncover the hidden treasures of this picturesque city. Whether you're a solo traveler, a couple, or part of a group, this tour welcomes individuals of all ages and interests. The knowledgeable guide ensures the information provided caters to both locals and tourists, making it an inclusive experience for everyone who wishes to explore Lucca's rich heritage.

Why book this?

Immerse yourself in Lucca's captivating history and experience the city's essence like never before. This walking tour offers a unique opportunity to discover the hidden gems that make Lucca so special. With a knowledgeable guide leading the way, you'll gain insightful knowledge about the city's past, monuments, and architectural wonders. From the ancient Roman walls to the breathtaking Renaissance gates, every step will unveil a new chapter in Lucca's story. This tour is the perfect blend of education and exploration, giving you an unforgettable travel experience that goes beyond the typical tourist attractions.

Good to Know

As you embark on this walking tour, wear comfortable shoes and dress appropriately for the weather. Be prepared for a moderate level of physical activity, as you'll be walking for approximately 2 hours. Don't forget your camera as there will be numerous picturesque spots along the way that you'll want to capture. It's also recommended to bring a bottle of water to stay hydrated during the tour. With passionate guides and a well-crafted itinerary, this walking tour promises to leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for Lucca's rich history.

Reviews

Previous participants of this walking tour have praised the knowledgeable guides for their engaging storytelling, providing a fascinating insight into Lucca's history. Many have expressed their appreciation for discovering lesser-known landmarks and hidden corners of the city. Travelers have consistently commented on how this tour enriched their experience by offering a deeper understanding of Lucca's cultural heritage. Overall, participants have raved about the tour's organization, the expertise of the guides, and the immersive nature of the journey.

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

  • Mobile

Is an adult required for the booking?

  • At least one adult or senior required per booking

Your Itinerary

Porta San Pietro

The oldest gate of the Renaissance walls

Lucca's Duomo (Cattedrale di San Martino)

We go up above the Renaissance walls, with a view of the Cathedral of San Martino, and we go down into the basement of the San Colombano bulwark

Church of St. Mary of the Rose

Observation of the remains of the ancient Roman walls

Santa Maria Foris portam

Observation of the Colonna Mozza, of a detail of the facade of the Church and of the point where the ancient Roman gate was located

Porta San Gervasio

Medieval gate of Lucca

Colonna della Madonna dello Stellario

Detail: bas-relief with a view of the medieval city

Via Fillungo

Observation of another door of the Medieval Walls: Porta dei Borghi

Basilica of San Frediano

Ascent to the San Frediano Platform, observation of the difference between the Medieval and Renaissance Walls and descended towards the Church

Admission Not Included

Piazza Anfiteatro

Explanation of its functions from Roman times until 1800

Reviews

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4 (23)

nicole_b

Anna was an excellent guide and knows her Lucca history! We saw mist of the highlights of the city. Thank you Anna!

tracy_d

We enjoyed the tour and while it was good to give the tour in English and Italian (4 people, 2 from US, 2 from Italy), we wished it could have been in just 1 language. Anna did a good job

DeborahLee_C

Ana gave us a very thorough intro to the history of Lucas walls and some sights in the walled town. Well Done!

Julie_H

Learned alot about Lucca today. Anna was very knowledgeable. Many walls to explore and lots of history within those walls.

Elisabetta_T

The tour is not actually a walking tour of the city and its walls, but only a tour pretty much focused on the walls. The guide was nice and agreed to walk to the cathedral, but, for the rest, I haven't seen much of the city itself. The guide was a nice, good girl, but she didn't have a story to tell and she explanations were kind of superficial. Only few words per subject. I am sorry to say that the tour was neither interesting nor entertaining. I still tipped the guide with 20 euros, as she was very accommodating with my requests.

Extraordinary443

I think our guide was delightful. Anna answered all question considerately and was knowledgeable about the town

Beth_S

We were late and called Anna to tell her we would be. She waited for us which was very nice but then took that time off tour. We had 11 am tour, arrived at 11:30ish and she ended at 1:30 because she had another tour coming up at 2p, so totally understand. Thanks to her for waiting for us! Tour was informative. People with us had been to Lucca before so not as eye opening to them but we enjoyed the tour and we had a great day to walk around.

388rika

Good tour of Lucca and its walls and informative guide - but had a rather mechanical delivery, She answered too many ''important'' phone calls.

thomasfF1767FC

Anna was very knowledgeable, accommodating and pleasant. We enjoyed the walking tour and learned a host of interesting facts about the history of Lucca

M136WNsuec

This was a lovely introduction to the area. Anna was very knowledgeable and coped as well as you can having to speak in two languages to the group - about 10 of us including 3 children who coped exceedingly well. Due to the heat of the day we found the language swapping a bit difficult to focus and we probably didn’t get all we could have. Made me appreciate what the Germans in another tour we did were going through.
Collected by Evendo, Tripadvisor & Viator
2024-04-24 12:27