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Guided tours

Restart step by step and discover near but unknown places. From the civic towers to the hidden corners of the city, from the San Martino cathedral to Villa Reale, from music to art, in the company of professional guides


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Every Friday from the end of July to September tourists and locals are invited to discover Lucca through 20 different tours. Two guided tours every Friday, one in the late afternoon, before dinner, and one after dinner in the evening. Great classics and some unusual aspects of Lucca for 20 itineraries created by professional tourist guides of the city, working for the tourist guide associations Lucca Info & Guide, La Giunchiglia and Turislucca. There will be different topics in the focus: the Walls, the importance of water in Lucca, the city in literature, the gardens, the maestros of music, silk, the surprises of the Baroque, the Via Francigena route and pilgrims.

The hashtags # chosen for the social promotion #livelikealocal #feellikeatourist are an invitation to these guided tours for citizens who want to feel like tourists at home and tourists who want to get to know the city better at unusual times.

In August, the tours will be accompanied by a short music interlude by the musicians of the Lucca Classica Music Festival in Piazza San Michele at 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm, to end the afternoon tour and to start the evening tour.

Every week on the FB page luccaturismo previews and curiosities about the organised events. (the complete program)

Participation is free for everyone with reservations required at the tourist information offices in Piazzale Verdi and Piazza Curtatone (tel.+39 0583 583150 and 0583 442213) for a maximum of 20 people per group.
Tours start from Piazza San Michele at 6:30 pm and 9:15 pm (changes of meeting points will eventually be communicated by reserving on the phone).



a lucca ci si vede di venerdì, calendar of free guided tours


and more...


Torre delle Ore - from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm free guided tours to the "sentinels of Lucca". 207 steps, an ancient clock and interesting stories told by the keepers of the Civic Towers of Lucca
(for info and reservations please call +39 0583 48090 and 0583 950596 or via email to

Torre Guinigi - from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm free guided tours to the "sentinels of Lucca". 230 steps to reach the roofgarden with the keepers of the Civic Towers of Lucca.
(for info and reservations please call +39 0583 48090 and 0583 950596 or

Orto Botanico di Lucca - from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm. A small fantasy world in the shadow of the Renaissance walls.
(for info and reservations please call +39 0583 950596 or write to

Look at Lucca: at 2.00 pm a walking tour to the main tourist attractions of the historic center for individual travelers, families or small groups. (for info and reservations please contact Turislucca or call 0583 342404).


profiles of the guinigi tower and the hours in lucca


On Friday, Saturday and Sunday guided tours of the historic center of Lucca:

Oratorio degli Angeli Custodi - from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm - A small baroque jewel in the heart of the city, dedicated to angels.
On Fridays at 7:00 pm, 8:00 pm and 9:00 pm free guided tours throughout the month of August. Max 10 people per tour.
(for info and reservations before 12.00 on Fridays please contact Turislucca or call 0583 342404).

Orto Botanico di Lucca - on August 2,16 and 30 guided tours and music interludes in the company of LuccaClassica.
(for info and reservations by 6:00 pm on 1, 15, 29 August 2020 at +39 0583 950596 or by email at

Tour di Lucca: on Saturdays and Sundays at 11:00 am a classic tour of the city with a guide, walking through alleys and squares with a final visit to the San Martino Cathedral. (for info and reservations please contact Lucca Info & Guide or call 339 6328832 / 340 7806967)

Cattedrale 950 anni - guided tours on the occasion of the 950 anniversary of the Cathedral of Lucca about various topics that you can check on the website (for info, times and reservations please write an email to or call 342 1466451)


frescoed ceiling of the cathedral of lucca


every Saturday a special tought for children ...

Lucca per i bambini: at 5:00 pm a tour for children (6/11 years) accompanied by at least one adult. Children will discover the decorations of the city by searching for animals reproduced on the facades of churches and palaces. (for info and reservations please contact Turislucca or call  0583 342404).)


bestiary on the church of San Michele


...and for music lovers

Andante ma con brio: on August 2, 8, 16, 22, 30  at 4.45 pm a pleasant walk through the locations related to music in Lucca, accompanied by the notes from the most famous and significant compositions of great musicians from Lucca ... and those who stayed there for a while. (for info and reservations please contact Turislucca or call 0583 342404).


teatro del giglio lucca


Bike tour on the walls

On Saturday at 4:00 pm Lucca by bike: up and down the tree-lined wall circle. Guided tour of the city, on the walls and partly through the streets and squares of the historic center. Max 10 participants. Reservations required within the previous day.
(for info and reservations or whatsapp 328 8246617).


flowering of daisies on the walls of Lucca


and the afternoon for contemporary art lovers

Storie del Novecento in Toscana - Soffici, Viani, Rosai, Maccari, Marcucci, Venturi: Dal Ritorno all'Ordine alla conquista del "Disordine" a cura di Maurizio Vanni (Twentieth century stories in Tuscany - Soffici, Viani, Rosai, Maccari, Marcucci, Venturi: From the Return to order to the conquest of "Disorder" by Maurizio Vanni). At 5.00 pm guided tour of the exhibition set up at the Lu.C.C.A. museum
(for info and reservations please contact the Lu.C.C.A. Center of Contemporary Art: o telefonando allo 0583 492180.)

Special Family  on Sunday 28 June, 26 July and 9 August at 11:00 am - the guided tour and admission to the exhibition will be free for families.


guided tours in the historic center of lucca


We remind you that the guided tours are carried out  by the organizers in compliance with the health provisions of the Italian government.
Reservations are required for all guided tours.