Discover Lucca's historical and modern secrets walking with a native tourist guide. Don’t miss the chance to go on the top of Guinigi Tower or to see the famous Piazza dell’Anfiteatro.
What to Expect
Meet with the guide and visit the historical center, now a pedestrian area, enclosed by the impressive tree-lined Renaissance walls. The sights throw visitors back in time and provides the perfect setting to savor the old world charm, where time and space take on a new dimension that is no longer found in today’s modern cities.
Visit Piazza S. Michele in Foro and admire the church bearing the same name followed by Piazza Napoleone, and San Martino Cathedral, an important destination for Medieval pilgrims who came here to worship “Il Volto Santo”( The holy Countenance of Christ). It is still still an important symbol of the city today. Inside the sacristy is the renowned sarcophagus of Ilaria del Carretto by Jacopo della Quercia. A definite must!
You will also see Piazza Anfiteatro, built on the ruins of the ancient Roman arena and one of the most picturesque landmarks of the town as well as Guinigi Tower, a one-of-a-kind monument with a beautiful tree-lined hanging garden on the top. one of its kind. The 16th century Walls, built for defence purposes, are today a public garden for the enjoyment of all. You can take a leisurely stroll, ride your bike or even take a ride on a carriage to better appreciate its beauty.
Know Before You Go
• The tour requires a minimum of 2 participants