The Secrets of Lucca. . Endless anecdotes and curiosities

Duration: 2h
Languages: German, English
Quality Verified Registered on August 17, 2019

The Free Tour was born in 2011, as the first free tour group in Florence; since then we offer varied tours and attractiveness of great quality. Authorized guides, national officers specialized in Florence and Tuscany. We are locals, graduates, food experts organized many years ago, as tour guides in Florence!

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Tour description

Secret Lucca : in this little jewel of Tuscany we will discover unusual places that over the centuries have aroused the curiosity of many visitors, intellectuals, aristocrats and common people. We will leave from Piazzale Verdi to soon reach the Church of San Paolino where the young Puccini took his first steps. The second step is towards Piazza Cittadella where the musician is waiting for us to tell some anecdotes about his life. A little further on stands the Church of S. Michele with its façade full of mysterious decorative heads.
We will pass Piazza Napoleone where we will meet an extraordinary woman who won the hearts of the people of Lucca, namely Elisa Baciocchi . We will walk together along Via Fillungo which will take us straight to the Clock Tower, which will tell us the incredible story of Lucida Mansi, the black widow of Lucca , who made her beauty the weapon to earn eternity. Finally, you cannot miss the square of the Cathedral of S. Martino for the great legend of the Holy Face . A truly breathtaking route that will make you fully appreciate the grandeur of this city. End of the Tour 2 hours and a half. Itinerary: 1 S. Paolino church 2 Casa Puccini 3 S. Michele church. 4 Piazza Napoleone 5 S. Martino Cathedral 6 The Walls of S. Colombano

Important information for travellers:
- Minimum number of participants 7
- If walkers wish to cancel the tour confirmed by us, they must cancel the tour no later than 24 hours before the start of the tour.

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What will we visit on this tour?

  • Meeting point:
    Piazzale Giuseppe Verdi, 1, 55100 Luc...
    Piazzale Giuseppe Verdi, 1, 55100 Lucca LU, Italy
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    In front of the Tourist Office. Piazzale Verdi. The guide will have a sign saying: Secret Lucca.

  • 1
    Outside visit
    Ufficio turistico
  • 2
    Outside visit
    Piazza San Michele
  • 3
    Outside visit
    Napoleon Square
  • 4
    Outside visit
    Cathedral of San Martino

How much does this tour cost?

Free tours do not have a set price, instead, each person gives the guru at the end of the tour the amount that he or she considers appropriate (these usually range from €10 to $50 depending on satisfaction with the tour).

Tour opinions

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Ona Gàmiz 12 Jun 2024

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Travelled in couple - Jun 2024
Buen tour si estáis por Lucca. Se nota que al guia le apasiona lo que cuenta.
Marion 31 May 2024

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Travelled alone - May 2024
Interesting and fun tour. The guide was ver knowledgeable!
Madeleine/Charlotte 28 May 2024

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Travelled in couple - May 2024
The tour was very educational and enjoyable. Our guide Sergio was very professional and delivered the history of Lucca in a very interesting way. We highly recommend this tour.
Ellen 23 May 2024
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Travelled in couple - May 2024
Sergio was great!! Unfortunately, it was pouring rain, not just a slight drizzle, so not quite as enjoyable. After the tour, my husband and I got some coffee at a cafe to wait out the rain, but it just got worse, so we went back to the train station to head out. Too bad!
Adrian 10 May 2024

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Travelled in group - Apr 2024
We really enjoyed the tour, all the information provided were top quality and also fun.
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Who is this tour for?

Non suitable for people with reduced mobility.
Accepts reservations up to 8 people.
Suitable for carrying pets.

What should you know?

Minimum of attendees
A minimum of 5 people is required for the tour.
Additional costs:
The tour does not require the payment of entrance fees or additional expenses.
Free cancellation
If you will not be able to attend the tour, please cancel your booking, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Payment methods
Only cash payment is accepted.
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