Intro

Discover the magic of Lucca on an evening walking tour that invites you to enjoy one of Italy’s favourite traditions – the aperitivo. Uncover local landmarks with your expert guide, as we navigate the historic streets and introduce you to some of the best food and drink in Tuscany. Get an insider’s view into Italian and Lucchese culture as you visit craft stores, and sample local wines. All accompanied by traditional Italian snacks of course! Your love for Lucca will last forever after this tasty tour.

Highlights

  • Enjoy a traditional aperitivo drink with us in a glamorous local vineria
  • Savour the flavours of Tuscan bread, Pecorino cheese, cured ham, and lots more!
  • Indulge your taste buds with a glass of Montecarlo red or white wine, local beer,
  • See historic sights like the Cathedral, the iconic Guinigi Tower, and San Frediano Church and explore the bustling shopping Street Via Fillungo.
  • Hear the captivating stories of some former residents of this exquisite medieval city, like opera composer Giacomo Puccini.

Quick tour view (2.5 hours)

  • 1

    Meeting Point

    Entrance to Lucca Railway Station, under the taxi sign

  • 2

    Main itinerary spots

    A pleasant stroll to discover Lucca historic centre from the walls to Napoleon and San Michele Squares, along Fillungo Street and Amphitheatre square to Guinigi tower.

  • 3

    Culinary journey

    Start with a selection of local focaccias and a glass of wine in a traditional Bakery and continue with a glamourous Aperitivo in a Vineria, plus crostini of the day and a glass of Lucca wine.

  • 4

    Ending Point

    San Michele Square

Scheduled details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: Entrance to Lucca Railway Station, under the taxi sign
  • Starting time: 05.30 PM
  • Ending point: San Michele Square
  • How many: Max number: 12 people / min 1 person
  • How much: Adult 68,00 € – child 20,00 €
  • When: Every day from 1/3/21 to 28/10/21

Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples (including local focaccia or pizza, and a selection of crostini and savoury treats changing daily), 2 glasses of wine or beer.

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

Full description

Become a local Lucchese for a day and join us for our favourite Italian evening custom – aperitivo time!

Your adventure begins outside Lucca’s pretty train station. From here, we will walk towards the city walls where we will enjoy stunning views of Lucca, as we introduce you to the city’s fascinating history and its infamous rivalry with neighbouring Pisa.

A walk through the city’s charming narrow street leads us to the magnificent Romanesque marble Cathedral, and by the time you arrive you will know why Lucca is known as the city of 100 churches.

Next we will wander through the sycamore trees at Piazza Napoleone, named after Napoleon’s sister Elisa, who was ruler of Lucca at the beginning of the 19th century.

Our first foodie stop will be opposite the exquisite San Michele church in Foro Square; it’s a friendly bakery, popular with locals where we’ll enjoy a drink and try cecina, a type of focaccia made with unexpected ingredients.

The shopping street of Via Fillungo is next up on our Lucca itinerary, here your guide will introduce you to some of the most historic artisan shops and delis in the city. Leather, olive oil, balsamic vinegar, perfume, fashion and local wine – this is the perfect place to pick up a souvenir from your Tuscan travels. At the end of the street, we’ll stop to admire the Romanesque San Frediano Church.

Another gentle stroll through the bustling streets, leads us to Lucca’s most atmospheric public space, Amphitheatre Square, built on top of a second century Roman amphitheatre. Beyond the Square your guide will lead you to the base of Lucca’s most famous landmark, the iconic Guinigi tower, which is known for the trees that adorn the top.

You can’t get more Italian than enjoying a glass of wine in a typical Vineria, a type of small wine bar that you will find all over Tuscany. Your guide will explain the art of the aperitivo as we sip a glass of our favourite vino at a glamourous local Vineria. As the sun sets, we will take a seat and enjoy crostini and the chef’s dish of the day.

This is where we say our arrivederci’s, but the night doesn’t have to end here. Lucca is blessed with an abundance of lovely restaurants and bars, don’t forget to ask your guide for recommendations. Saluti! 

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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