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itinera romanica - excursions



One hundred churches inside the city walls of Lucca and many small parish churches in the surrounding hills!

Strolling through woods and fields, walking along paths in the middle of nature, you can reach small treasures of minor Romanesque art, scattered on the hills of Lucca and Mount Pisano, a place where mystics and hermits have since ever found shelter in an estonishing landscape offering in this period generous blooms and breathtaking sunsets.

In the month of March, 5 excursions on the paths of the historical-artistic heritage of minor Romanesque art with numerous monasteries, parish churches and hermitages of Mount Pisano as part of the activities of the Itiniera Romanica + project for the enhancement of the Romanesque cultural heritage.

Every Sunday in March and the first Sunday in April, you have the occasion to walk in the company of a naturalistic guide to discover and experience the beauty of these places full of history, art and traditions.

March 6 Meati tour (hike and joelette)
From the Church of San Michele Arcangelo in Meati walking up the slope of Mount Pisano among the olive groves and the fresh vegetation of early spring.
The church has Lombard origins, since it is dedicated to the Archangel Michael, a religious figure similar to the culture and warrior attitude of this population. You reach the church of Sant'Andrea Apostolo in Gattaiola made of squared ashlars of white limestone typical of the area, crossing a hilly landscape with vineyards and olive trees, small paths flanked by high stone walls of the aristocratic villas up to Pozzuolo, to the Church of Santo Stefano Protomartire, where the panorama opens up on the Plain of Lucca.

March 13 Lucca - Badia di Cantignano (excursion on foot and joelette)
March 20 Sant’Andrea di Compito-Lucca + visit to the XXXIII Antiche Camellie della Lucchesia exhibition (excursion on foot)
* shuttle service from Lucca to Sant’Andrea di Compito
March 27 Santa Maria del Giudice tour (excursion on foot)
April 3 Lucca-Santa Maria del Giudice-San Lorenzo (bike excursion)


The excursions are guided in Italian language and participation is free for groups of up to 15 participants.

For info and reservations:
IAT Lucca, piazza del Curtatone
tel. +39 0583 442213

For further information on the tours on FB/Le Domeniche del Romanico


Gattaiola church of sant'Andrea