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Lucca and city tour

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Lucca and city tour

We will be in Lucca for 4 days and would like to find a local company that can do a city tour of Lucca or a food tour. I found one company but i guess they do not want the business. Not very helpful.

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Lucca is a very small city, to be honest a good guide book is probably enough-the recently published a "wanders guide to Lucca" sounds ideal, I have yet to order my copy but its been well reviewed by other Lucca regulars here. Personally I would think that is preferable to a guide. There are walking tours, the tourist office at the bottom of San Paolino will help you there. A food tour within the walls doesnt really make sense, simply because the local food produced in the countryside is around you pretty much everywhere. There are several excellent salami, ham, cheese etc producers in the hills of the Garfagnana all of which are available in the local shops, generally the producers are not set up to receive visitors for tours. The speciality Lucchese dishes , tordelli or faro soup for example are available in virtually all restaurants. If you are interested in bakeries, cafes or which deli's are that bit special or favorites just ask here, you will get a lot of suggestions.

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Do take SuffolkLucchese's advice as the city is compact enough for you to find everything yourself with some maps/guides from the tourist office. I have a copy of the Wanderer's guide to Lucca which I consider to be more of a specialist insight into the city. It covers the churches in great depth (240 pages), along with other more detailed historical aspects; families, palazzi, streets and the walls. So, personally, I wouldn't rely on it as a tourist guide.


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Indeed, The Wanderer's Guide is splendid, but seems truly for those of us who've already wandered quite a few times and are interested in an in-depth look at history, provenance, etc. There are nice maps available at the Visitor's Information center and the best food tour may one put together from reviews on this site.

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The audio guide which is rentable at the tourist office or the downloadable one from Girocittà on iTunes, will give you a good overview of the main attractions of the city. There are daily guided tours leaving from the tourist office in P. Verdi. You will have ask what the current hours are when you get there.


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There is a wonderful company that provides artisan food tours of the Lucca region if you are interested in leaving the city for a day and heading into the mountains. www.sapori-e-saperi.com/tours-a-courses

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Heather , as Kate in Lucca above says, is wonderful.

She does great adventures......

Also Antonella of Lucca guides does 1/2 day and full day tours as well.

I use both of their services in the tours I offer from NZ.

I have more details about Heathers tours on my website but a few tour companies use her as well for the day and she offers daily and weekly tours as well :)

well adventures more than tours............:) Fabulous............

But then also like everyone says, you can get around Lucca by yourself too very easily

!Maybe do a combo???

a day with heather or antonella and then a few days alone?? Fantastic.........


the wanderers guide is fabulous too :0

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