Lucca: Guided Small Group Highlights Walking Tour
45 USD
Overview
Uncover the charm of Lucca, a city like no other, as you delve into its rich history and unearth its hidden gems. Join a knowledgeable local guide on a stroll through the city's picturesque streets, taking in the awe-inspiring architecture, including the magnificent Duomo. Along the way, gain valuable insights into the local culture, traditions, and landmarks that have shaped this captivating city.
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Embark on a captivating journey through the charming city of Lucca, renowned for its majestic walls that encircle the historic center. Our adventure commences outside the ancient fortifications, near the impressive Porta San Pietro gate. Delve into the hidden underground tunnels, which lead to a stunning botanical oasis, boasting 1631 trees planted centuries ago. Your knowledgeable guide will enlighten you on Lucca's rich history as a fortified city, sharing insights into its architectural design and the formidable obstacles that would-be conquerors faced. Next, marvel at the majestic cathedral, initially constructed in honor of Saint Martino. Your guide will unravel the mysteries surrounding its construction and architecture, as you explore the magnificent Duomo. Step back in time with a visit to two meticulously preserved medieval houses, seemingly frozen in the 14th century. You may choose to ascend to the rooftop, exploring the interior and savoring the breathtaking views from above. Make your way to San Michele, the historic heart of Lucca, where important buildings and landmarks await. Indulge in the traditional "Buccellato" cake at a renowned bakery, should you have a sweet tooth. The stunning church dedicated to Saint Michael the Archangel boasts intricate artworks, depicting ancient scenes of St. Michael slaying a dragon, which your guide will expertly interpret. Take a leisurely stroll along the picturesque Fillungo Street, Lucca's most popular thoroughfare, lined with shops, boutiques, cafes, and restaurants. Finally, visit the ancient Roman amphitheater, a historic venue that once hosted gladiatorial contests and games, dating back to the 1st century AD. As the tour concludes, feel free to continue exploring at your own pace or ask for recommendations on where to go next.