Try this amazing bike tour: one of the best way to visit Lucca! An expert tour guide will take you around the town, cycling along with you and talking about the town. The tour starts from the wonderful surrounding walls, the only ones which are still entirely walkable. After having visited the walls, you will discover the historic centre of Lucca, riding your bicycles to look for its most important monuments.
You will see the awesome Anfiteatro square, whose name derives from the ancient Roman amphitheater, later on used as the market square. You will admire Guinigi Tower, remembered for its holm oakes on the top, wanted to let the tower be the tallest one, without going against the law! A short break before being directed toward San Michele square: once the location of the Roman Forum, it houses one of Lucca's most beautiful churches: S. Michele in Foro.
The tour continues up to reach the widest square, Piazza Napoleone, the square which was architecturally modified by Elisa Baciocchi, who had received the fief of Lucca by her brother Napoleone. In front of this square, there is another little one, called Piazza del Giglio (lily) because of theatre's name. Finally, you will reach S. Martino square where you will see the amazing Cathedral, originally built in the 6th century A.D. Inside, there is the legendary Volto Santo (the Holy Face) and others invaluable works of arts; among these, the sacristy and its most breathtaking masterpiece: Ilaria del Carretto's grave, made by the renowned artist Jacopo della Quercia, in the early 15th century.
Dates & Times: Monday, Friday and Sunday (10'00 am – 1'00 pm)
Season: All year round
The Price Includes: guided bike tour, easy panoramic tour, bikes and helmets
Meeting Point: Central location in Lucca. More details will be provided after booking