Half Day Tour from Florence to Lucca

Shore Excursions in Lucca

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Visit one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany: the charming Lucca!*PLEASE TAKE NOTE that all our tours are on a private basis for your party, not in sharing tour with other people*
Lucca is one of the cities most loved all of Tuscany, a stop you can't really miss! The city is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the coast of Versilia. Since it isn't a hilltop village, it is ideal for anyone with mobility issues as well as for anyone wishing just to take a relaxing walk!Most of the attractions in Lucca today show its ancient history: from the trace of the Roman amphiteater that can be seen in the shape of the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro to the archeological remains under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata (the first city cathedral, located just around the corner from the present-day cathedral of San Martino), to the various towers and villas from the 12th to 16th centuries.Extraordinarily, as the city grew and modernized, the walls that surrounded the old town were maintained which was not the case for many other cities in Tuscany, including Florence. As the walls lost their military importance, the top of the walls became a pedestrian promenade, today one of Lucca's main attractions. The area around the walls is well taken care of, with green grass and trees everywhere along the walls. They have in essence become a park that surrounds the city and blocks out more modern life. Other top attractions include the Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano as well as the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower, to name just a few.

What’s included

  • Pick up in your Hotel in Florence (if located in Florence area)
  • Transfer service by private car or van with english speaking driver
  • Free time at disposal to visit the beautiful city of Lucca
  • Transfer back to your Hotel

What’s not included

  • Meals