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Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Sampling

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour walking culinary tour of Lucca
  • See where locals like to meet and relax for an after-work aperitif
  • Visit authentic wine bars and a lounge to taste wine, artisan beer and a favorite local liqueur
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Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Sampling
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Overview
Indulge and unwind like a local on a walking and tasting tour through Lucca’s historic city center. Get an inside perspective on the city’s café culture as you walk through narrow streets and the iconic Amphitheater Square with a foodie guide. Soak up the relaxed ambience and stop at several wine bars and lounges to quench your thirst with regional wines, artisan beer and a local liqueur paired with typical savory snacks.
What to Expect
This Lucca tour is all about experiencing the city the real way, by becoming a local for a day. Italy is famed for the importance it places on food and drink, so of course you will learn about it and taste as we go. Along the way you will uncover majestic city walls, narrow roads, tall towers, and arts and crafts shops. You will also realize why Lucca is known as the city of 100 churches.
Your Lucca tour will start at the city’s train station and from there, walk past the majestic city walls and enjoy a view of Lucca before diving into local life. Head to the city center, where the beautiful Romanesque marble Cathedral stands then head to a favorite local spot: San Michele in Foro Square. This is where locals come to meet up with one another, typically for a friendly chat in a nice coffee bar. Lucca’s locals love going for an aperitif after work by meeting with friends and spending a few hours indulging in a glass of good wine and some savory snacks.

Because this tour is all about showing you local life, the first stop will be an old vineria (winery), a small wine bar typical of the Tuscan tradition, where you can order a glass of wine with a snack. Then head to Amphitheater Square, the only oval square in Italy that takes the place of the typical Roman amphitheater. Relax with a glass of artisan beer produced in the Garfagnana mountains and, of course, you can’t sample beer without a side of cured meats and pecorino cheese.
The tour then heads to a local lounge where we can try fettunta, a toasted bread with extra olive oil, as well as another glass of quality wine. Our last stop will be a small wine bar where we can have our final drink. And if you want to truly go local, then it’s time to try the typical liqueur of Lucca, Biadina, made from a secret recipe and served with pine nuts.
Reviews (18)
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Reviewed 4 November 2018
Fun and informative evening of aperitivi with Diletta

We had such a wonderful evening sampling aperitivi with our guide, Diletta. We joined her on our first evening in Lucca of an eight-day stay, and it was a terrific introduction to the city. Diletta was knowledgeable, friendly and fun. She was happy to talk...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mgd65
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 5 November 2018

Hi dear, firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review about our "Aperitivo tour"!! We are really happy that you enjoyed our traditional "eating and drinking", and that you had a great time with our guide Diletta When you want to go...More

Reviewed 25 October 2018
Great tour to experience Tuscan food and drinks for my colleagues and I

We booked the Aperitivo wine tasting and food sampling tour for our company visit of 16 persons. The booking was made online and all administration was handled very professional by UA staff. They were very flexible with group size etc. On site in Lucca we...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Alfred L
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2018

Hi Alfred, thank you for this great review about our Aperitivo tour, we are so happy that all your group had a good time with us!! Remember that you will be always welcome in our city if you want to visit again Lucca and Tuscany....More

Reviewed 9 October 2018
Everything we were looking and hoping for in our Italian adventure.

Out of all the cities in Italy we visited, Lucca was our favorite. Our Aperitivo Tour with Luca (tour guide) of Urban Adventures was truly everything we were looking and hoping for in our Italian adventure. Our tour guide, Luca, brought the warm, Italian experience...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2018

Hi Robert, firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review about our "Aperitivo tour"!! We are so happy that you enjoyed our beautiful city and our tour with Luca!! We really hope that you will enjoy another Urban Adventures experience in one...More

Reviewed 22 September 2018
Great tour!

Lovely way to see and learn about Lucca. Our guide Luca was very friendly and knowledgeable on everything from history to restaurants and wine! We got our bearings in the town as we walked along the route and the three stop offs for drink and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Nicola S
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2018

Hi Nicola, firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review about our "Aperitivo tour"!! We are so glad that you enjoyed our traditional way to go out "eating and drinking", we are also really happy that you have had a good time...More

Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile
Great way to experience Lucca

My husband and I had a terrific experience on our tour which we arranged for our first evening in Lucca. Our tour guide was Luca and he explained about the history of the walls and town, taking us to several interesting sites during our walk....More

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Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2018

Hi dears firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review about us!!. I' m glad that you enjoyed our "Apeitivo tour" and also our enogastromic stops!! We are so happy that you have had a good time with our guide Luca. Rember...More

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