Piazza Napoleone, Italy

Piazza Napoleone, Italy: Our most recommended tours and activities

Lucca: Sweet and Salty Bike Tour

1. Lucca: Sweet and Salty Bike Tour

Explore the little town of Lucca by bike in a group of no more than 10 participants and taste some of the city's salty and sweet treats along the way. Lucca is surrounded by walls that date back to the Renaissance, and is known as the City with 100 Churches. It’s also famous for its food: people talk far and wide of its many specialties and pastries.   Take a relaxing 3-hour ride around Lucca by e-bike and visit the main attractions of the town: see St. Martin Cathedral, St. Michele Church, Piazza Napoleone, and a part of the wall with your expert tour guide. Stop along the way to a renowned winery where you’ll enjoy a glass of wine from the hills of Lucca and some savory treats. Next, stop at a famous bakery where you’ll taste buccellato, a sweet bread with raisins and anise, and torta coi Becchi (a cake with chard, pine nuts, and raisins).

From Florence: 2-Hour Lucca Private Guided Tour

2. From Florence: 2-Hour Lucca Private Guided Tour

Join this guided walking tour of the pretty town of Lucca. You'll walk along its intact Renaissance city walls, while listening to an introduction covering the city's history, past and present economy. Walk through San Paolino Street and see the famous composer Puccini’s birthplace (exterior only), the dazzling church of San Michele with its wedding cake facade, the imposing Piazza Napoleone and nearby Piazza del Giglio, the Romanesque cathedral housing the famous Volto Santo, a wooden crucifix supposedly made on the night when Jesus died. Walking along the busy Via Fillungo, you'll see the most posh shopping street in town flanked by stunning medieval buildings and towers, including Torre Guinigi with trees on the top. The tour ends at Piazza Anfiteatro with its miniature coliseum converted centuries ago into a condominium, nowadays one the most picturesque squares in Tuscany. Oh, and don't forget to bring your camera along.

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