History, views and cascades of white marble
EVERY DAY at 9AM and 10 AM
Step off the beaten path, enjoy an adventurous journey into Tuscany’s heart and soul Our signature Walking Tour of Lucca & Marble Quarries allows you to explore charming Lucca, one of Tuscany’s jewel towns, and the Apuan Alps, and take an insider’s view of the area’s thriving traditional heritage visiting a marble quarry in the mountains. And all with the privilege of private transportation and private guide assistance throughout the day. Travel to Lucca, a town which appears like a vision encased as it is by imposing Renaissance walls. Meet your dedicated English-speaking guide and set off to explore this exquisite town. Unveil its secrets, learn all about its eventful centuries-old history and admire the vibrant colors: the red of the rooftops and brick walls, white marble of palaces and churches, and green of the many sumptuous private gardens, make Lucca an icon of the Italian flag!
Discover the major sights and landmarks among which Piazza San Michele in Foro, with its gorgeous church, Piazza Napoleone, Palazzo Ducale, the lovely Teatro del Giglio and the Cathedral of San Martino. Wander down bewitching medieval streets to Piazza Anfiteatro, see the house where Puccini was born and discover Lucca’s most extraordinary feature: massive, perfectly preserved, 40-meter-high city walls, which extend over 4 kilometers! Relish some time at leisure to appreciate Lucca’s peaceful atmosphere and relish delicious local specialties at a restaurant/trattoria or café of your choice.
After lunch time for some adventure! Set off towards Carrara for a memorable visit to the Apuan Alps, an extraordinary ring of marble peaks. Admire extraordinary views, white cascades of marble snaking along the mountainside and the deep blue sea below, while driving up towards the Carrara quarries, the very ones Michelangelo got the marble for his masterpieces from. Meet your local private guide along the way and discover the area’s marble history and traditions. Carefully planned to offer real insight on the marvelous realm of marble your visit will include exploring a traditional working marble quarry for an insider’s view on the different ways marble is extracted. Crown your day with a taste of the famed flagship local specialty: premium artisan-produced lardo di Colonnata marble-white Colonnata lard spiced, matured in marble tanks and rubbed with garlic!
• Private transportation by Mercedes Car/Minivan with English-speaking driver throughout the day as needed (8 hours)
• Private specialized English-speaking guide in Lucca (2 to 3 hours)
• Visit of a marble quarry
• A taste of Colonnata lard
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the arches, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
• Lunch is not included. Lucca is filled with delightful restaurants, cafés and trattorias; we recommend you select your
preference on-site directly and your guide is at your disposal for suggestions and, if needed, assist with booking.
• Comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended.
This tour runs rain or shine.