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How to Spend 2 Days in Lucca

How to Spend 2 Days in Lucca

Nicknamed “The City of 100 Churches,” charming Lucca is packed with centuries-old religious landmarks and lofty towers and is ringed by the best-preserved Renaissance-era defensive walls in Italy. Two days in town is enough time to discover its highlights as well as indulge in the finer things. Here’s how to plan your trip.

Day 1: Culture and Sightseeing

**Morning:**Hop-on-hop-off-bus tours aren’t Lucca’s style—large swaths of the city are car-free—but there are other ways to discover its major landmarks. For a traditional Lucchese experience, zip between palaces and piazze on a bike tour. Alternatively, walkable Lucca can be easily explored on foot.

**Afternoon:**After pausing for a focaccia or other light bite, spend the afternoon exploring Lucca’s green spaces. The city’s defensive walls are its defining feature and offer a pretty place to walk, while the Palazzo Pfanner’s lavish gardens reward wanderers. You can also summit the lofty Torre Guinigi, a tower that offers panoramic views—and has trees growing on its top.

**Evening:**Following a busy day of sightseeing, a tranquil evening of classical music provides the perfect way to unwind. Composer Giacomo Puccini was born in Lucca, and you can still watch singers and symphonies bring his operatic arias to life.

Day 2: Food and Wine

**Morning:**Lucca is a city with a serious culinary pedigree—and there’s no better introduction to its gastronomic offerings than a local-led cooking class. Head to a bustling market in the morning to shop for ingredients before making a multicourse feast with the guidance of a chef.

**Afternoon:**After your home-cooked meal, experience another side of Lucca’s gastronomic plenty with an afternoon wine tour. Follow your guide between authentic local bars at aperitivo hour, or even venture beyond city limits for several hours to drop by a local winery.

**Evening:**Once evening descends, toast your stay with a late dinner. Lucca’s walkable center is brimming with family-owned trattorias and other charming restaurants. If the weather is fine, grab a table on the terrace and enjoy the unhurried hospitality.

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Puccini Experience Entrance Ticket

Puccini Experience Entrance Ticket

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Learn about the Italian composer Puccini and connections to his hometown of Lucca with tickets to this concert series. Step inside a basilica in the center of Lucca to hear a concert featuring renowned singers and musicians. Get a crash course in the best of Puccini’s music with this evening concert.
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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$30.43
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Cooking Class in Lucca's Historic Center

Cooking Class in Lucca's Historic Center

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Unravel the secrets of Tuscany’s cuisine with a 5-hour cooking class in Lucca. Shop for fresh ingredients at the market, and then enjoy a tasting of honey, cheeses and olive oil back at the 18th-century palace where your class is held. Begin preparing a 4-course lunch with the help of your chef, and dig into your homemade creations when you're done, paired with regional wines. Best of all: you’ll leave armed with tips, techniques and a recipe book, so you can recreate your favorite dishes back home.
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  • 5 hours
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Homemade Pasta Cooking Class in Lucca with a Chef

Homemade Pasta Cooking Class in Lucca with a Chef

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Discover why homemade pasta tastes so much better during this hands-on cooking class at a restaurant in Lucca. Learn to make different kinds of pasta — plus pizza and other regional specialties — with the help of a professional Italian chef. Receive a diploma to celebrate all your hard work, and then sit down to enjoy the authentic, hand-crafted lunch along with a tasting of regional wines.
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  • 3 hours
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$103.95
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Lonely Planet Experiences: Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Food & Wine

Lonely Planet Experiences: Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Food & Wine

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Indulge and unwind like a local on a walking and tasting tour through Lucca’s historic city center. Get an inside perspective on the city’s café culture as you walk through narrow streets and the iconic Amphitheater Square with a foodie guide. Soak up the relaxed ambience and stop at several wine bars and lounges to quench your thirst with regional wines, artisan beer and a local liqueur paired with typical savory snacks.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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Lucca: 1-Hour Wine Tasting at the Winery

Lucca: 1-Hour Wine Tasting at the Winery

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Discover local flavors during a tasting at a winery in Lucca. Learn about the history of the estate that dates back to the 16th century. Hear stories about how the wine is made, including the grape’s journey from the vineyard through the cellar to the finished product. Taste three wines overlooking the vineyards.
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  • 1 hour
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Private Tour: Historic Lucca by bike

Private Tour: Historic Lucca by bike

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Nestled on the shores of the Serchio River in Tuscany, Lucca boasts cobblestone streets, Renaissance architecture, and centuries of colorful history. On this private bike tour, choose a morning or afternoon ride and spin through the narrow medieval streets with your guide to lead the way. Hit top attractions including the Guinigi Tower and the 11th-century Lucca Cathedral with ease, and head up to the top of the Renaissance city walls for uninterrupted views over the Lucca rooftops.
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  • 2 hours
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Lucca 2 hours private walking tour with a local guide

Lucca 2 hours private walking tour with a local guide

Explore the scenic town of Lucca with a private guide during this walking tour. Learn about Lucca’s history while you visit top landmarks including its intact Renaissance city walls, the birthplace of the composer Puccini, and Piazza Napoleone. Stroll down the upscale shopping street Via Fillungo and see Lucca’s medieval towers.
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  • 2 hours
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La Dolce Vita of the renaissance - Half-Day Walking Tour

La Dolce Vita of the renaissance - Half-Day Walking Tour

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Discover the sights and savor the flavors of Lucca on a 3- to 4-hour small-group tour. Perfect for first time visitors, the half-day excursion offers an immersive look at Tuscan culture and history. Follow your guide to medieval churches and other noteworthy landmarks. The tour also includes a visit to a local estate where you learn the secrets to Tuscan wine making and can taste a the local vintage.
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  • 3 to 4 hours
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Guided bike Tour of Lucca - half day small group

Guided bike Tour of Lucca - half day small group

Explore Lucca at a leisurely pace on a 2-hour bike tour that combines sightseeing with moderate exercise. See the highlights of the city—the birthplace of renowned composer 19th-century Giacomo Puccini—including Piazza dell' Anfiteatro and Lucca’s Duomo. Your guide shares commentary along the way, offering a local perspective on this popular Italian destination.
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  • 2 hours
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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Lucca

Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Lucca

Immerse yourself in local culture as you prepare a traditional Italian meal under the guidance of a Cesarina—an Italian certified home cook. Meet your host at their home in Lucca, get hands-on in the kitchen as you make three regional dishes, and pick up tips and techniques to help you recreate them back home. Finally, join your host for a delicious lunch or dinner, accompanied by a selection of white and red Italian wines.
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  • 3 hours
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Lucca Walking Tour

Lucca Walking Tour

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This tour takes visitors back in time to the early renaissance when Lucca as a thriving republic created the city as can be seen today. We view the walls and note the different timing of various construction dating back to the city’s founding in the time of Julius Caesar. As we walk along the streets of Lucca, the guide will share anecdotes and historical information. You will learn about the 19th century aqueduct that feeds the town’s fountains; the many styles of the local architecture representing centuries of history; and about the construction and defensive capabilities of Lucca’s impressive walls
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  • 2 to 3 hours
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