Intro

Wake up to the flavours of Lucca on a morning food tour that will introduce you to the food, history, art and culture of our enchanting city. This tour is the perfect introduction to Lucca! We will show your our beautiful town from different points of view and with a local perspective. We love to chat and introduce you to artisan food vendors and local shop owners as we explain the Luccan way of life.

Highlights

  • Taste authentic local treats such as Torta di riso (rice’s cake) almond biscuits, sheep’s cheese and salami as you sip cappuccino and local beer or wine
  • Hear the story of Lucca, from ancient Roman settlements and Napoleonic conquest, to world wars and the life of opera composer Giacomo Puccini
  • Discover the unexpected green spaces around Lucca’s Renaissance city walls
  • See 11th century St Martin Cathedral, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Puccini’s sites, and many more historic sights

Quick tour view (2.5 hours)

  • 1

    Meeting Point

    Entrance to Lucca Railway Station, under the taxi sign

  • 2

    Main itinerary spots

    Visit part of the city walls, the Cathedral of San Martino, San Michele and Amphitheatre Squares, and fascinating medieval alleys

  • 3

    Culinary journey

    Start with Italian breakfast and continue with a local snack. End with a light lunch

  • 4

    Ending Point

    Amphitheatre Square

Scheduled details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Entrance to Lucca Railway Station, under the taxi sign
  • Starting time: 10.00 AM
  • Ending point: Amphitheatre Square
  • How many: Max number: 12 people / min 1 person
  • How much: Adult 60,00 € – child 30,00 €
  • When: Every day from 1/3/21 to 28/10/21

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples (including sweets, cakes, and a selection of cured meats), a hot drink (tea, coffee, or cappuccino), and a glass of wine or beer.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, tips and gratuities for the guide.

Full description

Your foodie adventure begins outside the city walls, with a brief history of Lucca and its people. We will take a walk around the green haven at the top of the city walls, which has become a popular pedestrian promenade, offering up ancient urban vistas of church spires and medieval towers, as well as plenty of shady spots to shelter from the heat of the midday sun.

Our first food stop will give you the perfect introduction to breakfast, Italian style! It will be a sweet affair, that couples high quality espresso with flaky Italian pastries. We’ll talk about Italian breakfast traditions and let you in on the secrets to living like a true Italian.

Our walk continues, mixing the city’s top sights with secret gems, hidden in the medieval backstreets. We’ll talk about the architecture, art and musical traditions that our city is famous for, and we will stop to see the home of one of Italy’s most prolific opera composers, Giacomo Puccini.

You will walk along the city’s main shopping street, lined with palazzos and artisan stores, and we’ll stop to take a peek inside some of our favourite gourmet shops to taste their authentic local specialities. As we explore, we’ll remind you to look up and admire the old shop signs that hint at the city’s artisan traditions; shoemakers, silk merchants and knife grinders.

Your tour will end up with a plate of deliciously authentic antipasti, including fennel salami and pecorino cheese from the Garfagnana mountains and a glass of Lucchese wine (or craft beer), against the backdrop of the atmospheric and bustling Piazza dell’Anfiteatro.

Additional information

Dress standard: Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes for walking. Bring a waterproof jacket or an umbrella in case of rain.

Accessibility: Yes

Physical rating: Low

Confirmation of booking: If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We’ll see you at the start point.  Get in touch if you have any concerns or require more information via the email address or phone number (business hours only) on your voucher.

Child Policy: This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 4 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Please select ‘child’ above when booking. Children under the age of 4 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 4. You can do so in the special request box on the checkout page.

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Sharmila Ramm - February 10 2021:

Flavours of Lucca Small Group Tour with Food Tasting and Wine My husband and I booked this tour because we both love food and wanted to taste the delights of Lucca as well as find out about it\'s the history.. This tour did not disappoint; Sara our guide was very informative and the food was absolutely lovely. The tour was just long enough to get to know the town and we finally ended at the old Colosseum that is a converted square where there were lots of places to eat. Would recommend this as a must do is visiting Lucca. Data dell\'esperienza: agosto 2019

CATravelMom - September 02 2019:

Fun way to get to know Lucca Tasting your way through Lucca is a good idea. This tour was lead by Chiara who is a very happy, friendly person. She has great enthusiasm for her topic (food) and her location (Lucca). We had three stops: sweets and coffee in the back cavern of a pastry shop; for slices of pizza (you get to guess the ingredient); for meats and cheese and wine in the main plaza of Lucca. Pleasant people and a great way to spend a few hours.


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