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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Siobhan 02 Apr 2024

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Travelled in family - Apr 2024
Lucca tour was interesting and informative. A good introduction to the history and characters of the city.
viviana 31 Mar 2024

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Travelled in family - Mar 2024
Entrañable guía con conocimientos extraordinarios. En nuestro caso, al estar con niños se nos hizo algo pesado. Echamos de menos una parada en la plaza oval.
Tracy 19 Mar 2024
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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
We enjoyed the tour with things brought up you normally wouldn't know. Very knowledgeable. I'd recommend
Andy 08 Mar 2024

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Travelled in couple - Mar 2024
Good tour, knowledgeable guide
Lisa 18 Oct 2023

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Travelled in couple - Oct 2023
Lucca’s a beautiful unknown city and Sergio revealed some of it's secrets.
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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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