Lucca Half Day Tour

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Napoleon, was back then enhanced by this region and offered it as a present to his beloved sister. Lucca, with its countryside villas and its fine city part is certainly worth visiting.

             Departure from the pier and driving along the highway after about 1,5 hours guests will arrive at  Lucca . Lucca was colonised by Romans in the 2c BC and it has retained the plan of a Roman military camp, with the two principal streets perpendicular to one another. During the Middle ages a complicated system of narrow alleys and oddly-shaped squares was added to the original network.

              From 1550 onwards the town became an important agricultural centre  and with this new prosperity came a renewed interest in building. The countryside was dotted with villas , the town encircled by ramparts. When Napoleon arrived, he liked so much that he gave it to his sister as a gift. It was later passed on to napoleon’s widow Marie Louise, who with her feminine sensitivity  fortified wall into a fine city park that is much enjoyed today.  

                       You will visit  the beautiful Cathedral of San Martino, which houses the Volto Santo ( Holy Visage ) who is a miraculous Crucifix . Then continue to Piazza Anfiteatro ( the Roman Amphitheater ) which today is a circle of touristy shops and the street’s  level  is nine feet above the original arena floor .the only bits of surviving Roman stonework are a few arches on the northwest exterior. And you are in via Fillungo , the main pedestrian street. Along the way you will get a taste of Lucca’s rich past, including several elegant , century –old storefronts.   From here you walk towards Torre Guinigi crowned with trees which rises above the great façade with gothic windows ; some of the bays are blind. Then you see   the outside of the Church of San Michele and San Frediano.

              After the guided visit the guests will have one-hour approximately  free time. Before returning  to  Livorno.

Inclusions

-         transportation by air-conditioned vehicle, late-model

(bus, minibus or taxi, according to your group’s size)

-         professional driver

-         insurance cover during transfers by vehicle

-         licensed English-speaking guide * (concerns “with guide” rate only)

-         all taxes

-         identification sign with your name on it

-         mobile contact number for any emergency, available 24/7

* guides in other languages available, upon request

Exclusions

-         entrance fees (paid by you on the spot)

Step 1

Your tour starts from Livorno port

Step 2

Visit of Cathedral of San Martino 

Step 3

Continuation with Piazza Anfiteatro 

Step 4

Free time before the return to Livorno

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