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Private Lucca - Afternoon Aperitivo Adventure Tour Including Food Samples

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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, we’ll learn about (and taste!) lots of it as we go. And along the way, we’ll uncover majestic city walls, narrow roads, tall towers, and arts and crafts shops. You’ll also realise why Lucca is known as the city of 100 churches.

Your Lucca tour will start at the city’s train station, and from there we’ll walk past the majestic city walls and enjoy a view of Lucca before diving into local life. We’ll head to the city centre, where the beautiful Romanesque marble Cathedral stands.

Our first food stop will be in a local bakery where we will try cecina, a traditional focaccia bread with unexpected ingredients, alongside a glass of Italian beer.

We’ll then head to a favourite 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 aperitivo after work — meeting with friends and spending a few hours indulging in a glass of good wine and some savoury snacks. And because this tour is all about showing you local life, of course our first stop will be an old vineria, a small wine bar typical of the Tuscan tradition, where we’ll order a glass of wine with a snack.

After a few minutes of walking through the attractive streets, wewill reach Amphitheatre Square, the only oval square in Italy that takes the place of the typical Roman amphitheatre. We’ll finally relax with a glass of wine or artisan beer produced in the Garfagnana mountains — and, of course, you can’t sample Italian wine or beer without a side of cured meats and pecorino cheese. And if you want to truly go local, then we invite you to try the typical liqueur of Lucca, Biadina, made from a secret recipe and served with pine nuts.

Your tour ends here but feel free to hang around, order another drink and soak up the lively atmosphere of the square. Before you go, don’t forget to ask your local guide for more tips on what else to see, do and eat during your stay in lovely Lucca. 
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
At the entrance to Lucca train station, under the taxi sign.
Departure Time
5:30 PM
Duration
2h 30m
Return Details
Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
Inclusions
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Food samples (selection of local cured meats and cheese, buffet of local snacks)
  • 2 glasses of wine or beer
  • Small glass of local liquor
  • Snacks
  • Alcoholic Beverages
Exclusions
  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide.
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • This tour is priced for a minimum group size of two travellers. A solo traveller may still book this private experience but will be charged the base rate for two travellers.
  • Please wear casual dress and comfortable shoes for walking.
  • This is a child-friendly tour. Children between the ages of 6 and 11 inclusively are permitted on this tour at the rate listed above. Children under the age of 6 are permitted to join this tour free of charge. Please inform us at the time of booking if you’ll be bringing a child under the age of 6.
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Diletta Barbieri was our guide and gave my brother and me a good walking introduction to the City of Lucca. Friendly, knowledgeable, professional with good English. Enjoyed the afternoon very much. Lucca is a nice to see by itself, but also a good staging area for Florence
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Response from chiaradeg77, Proprietario at Private Lucca - Afternoon Aperitivo Adventure Tour Including Food Samples
Responded 26 May 2019
Hi Stephen, Hi Alfred, thank you for this great review about our Aperitivo tour, we are so happy that you and brother have had a good time with us and our wonderful guide Diletta. Thank also about your great advertising about our beautiful city. Remember that you will be always welcome here in Lucca and Tuscany. All the best for you
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My boyfriend and I we had the aperitivo tour with Luca in Lucca and it has been a big surprise! The tour is really interesting and funny and Luca gave us many information and curiosities about the city and about local products. We also stopped in different bars tasting local
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Response from chiaradeg77, Proprietario at Private Lucca - Afternoon Aperitivo Adventure Tour Including Food Samples
Responded 21 Mar 2019
Hi dears, thanks for your posite feedback about our Apeitivo tour, we are so happy that had a good time with us and with our wine expert Luca. We try to offer something really local and we are so glad that you approciated this!!! When you want to go back in Lucca remember that here you will be always welcome!! We hope to see you again. Cheers
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