On this journey, you will have the opportunity to visit one of the most elegant and musical cities in Tuscany, surrounded by a well-preserved fortress wall, with amazing architecture and friendly residents. Few people know that Lucca was the first capital of Tuscany. This surprisingly nice and cozy town, located near the western coast of Tuscany, played a key role in the region and was its capital in the IX-X centuries. Later, the capital of Tuscany was moved to Florence. The history of Lucca is very interesting and goes back more than one thousand years. The first settlement was founded by the Etruscans, later it became a colony of the Roman Empire. The city was strategically important, and it was here that the meeting between Julius Caesar and Crassus took place. The people of Lucca are very freedom-loving, they have maintained the independence of the city for 500 years. He could not resist only under the onslaught of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1805, Napoleon handed over the administration of Lucca to his sister Eliza Baciocchi. She made quite a few efforts to change the appearance of the city, maybe that's why Lucca is called "Little Paris". I also call Lucca the city of a hundred churches, it really has a large number of very beautiful and old churches. The Duomo Cathedral (San Martino), built in the VI century, deserves special attention. One of the attractions of Lucca is the well-preserved fortress wall that protects the historical part of the city. It is quite wide and is a favorite place for walking or cycling trips of residents and guests of the city. You will start the tour with a walk along the fortress walls, looking at the panorama of the old city with its secret places and intricate streets. You will visit the Duomo Cathedral, which houses the city's symbol-the crucifixion of the "Holy Face" and see the magnificent tomb of Ilaria del Carreto. See the amazingly beautiful Basilica of San Michele. Passing along Fillungo Street, you will come to the house where the outstanding composer Giacomo Puccini was born. A few minutes away is the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, whose elliptical shape follows the outlines of the Roman amphitheater that once stood on its site. You can climb the Guinigi Tower, which has trees on its roof, and enjoy the panoramic views of Lucca from its height. The best way to walk through the maze of streets, learn the secrets of the city, get acquainted with the history and architecture, walking along its fortress wall, book a private day tour to Lucca. A personal driver in a modern minivan, and a personal guide in Lucca (not included in the price of the tour) this is what will allow you to travel with complete comfort while enjoying the ride.
Lucca is a small and elegant city that makes you fall in love at first sight, with an unusually rich history and unique architecture. Its historical center is surrounded by powerful fortress walls. As the first capital of Tuscany, it played an important role in the history of the region and Italy. Lucca was a powerful center for the production of silk, today there are still workshops producing high-quality silk.
Dear tourists, we invite you to visit the city of Lucca. You can choose the different duration and variation of the tour that is most suitable for you. You can explore the city on your own or with a professional guide.
The price of the tour does not include the cost of professional services. If you want to order this service, please activate it in the "Additional services" field. The choice of the number of hours of the guide's work is made when placing an order. The cost of guide services, paid by tourists to the guide at the end of the tour. When ordering a tour, a guarantee payment is paid in the amount of 13% of its cost, the remaining cost of the tour is paid by tourists to the driver at the end of it.
The guide is a vocation, our guides love and know their work well. They are tactful and professional, conduct excursions taking into account the wishes of tourists, and answer all your questions. A professional guide will tell you about the history, culture, traditional cuisine, draw your attention to important points, tell interesting stories from the life of local residents. A personal guide will plan the tour according to your wishes, guide you through the streets and places that are difficult to find yourself. The cost of a professional guide in Lucca is 50€ per hour.
A guide can accompany you during the entire trip. The guide will tell you about the cities and sights that you will meet along the way, tell you interesting stories and answer all your questions. When ordering a guide for the entire duration of the tour, the cost of guide services is 6 hours 255€ and 8 hours 340€.
The duration of the tour is calculated from the moment of departure from the meeting place you specified until the moment of your return. When extending the tour, extra hours are paid at the rate of 35 € for each subsequent hour that exceeds the tour time specified when placing the order.
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