A gem of a town and a thrilling adventure
- Travel inside the famous renaissance walls of Lucca to discover the town with a walking tour
- Access hard to reach locations on the way to cava di marmo riding a Jeep
- Get a behind-the-scenes view to the high-quality marble extraction process
- Spectacular views of Apuan Alps
EVERY DAY at 9AM and 10AM
Step off the beaten path, enjoy an adventurous journey into Tuscany’s heart and soul! Our signature Lucca & Marble Experience allows you to discover the many attractions of charming Lucca, one of Tuscany’s jewel towns, and visit a real marble quarry in the mountains with the privilege of private transportation, private guide assistance and an exciting mountain-side adventure aboard a Jeep. 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 the ever-fascinating elliptical 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! Meet your dedicated quarry guide and driver (a professional off-the-road expert) and set off with a rumble aboard a state-of-the-art Jeep. Head up the mountain, through places inaccessible to most vehicles, zigzag along gravel and reach a busy, active marble quarry. Enjoy a genuine insider’s view of the marble extraction, see the workers in action and learn all about this extremely difficult and exacting job. Continue your adventure traveling on upwards, to appreciate spectacular views of the
Apuan Alps and the Mediterranean Sea from an altitude of 1200 meters and visit another marble quarry dug out “tunnel-like” right inside the mountain. Crown your day with a taste the famed flagship local specialty: premium artisan-produced lardo di Colonnata!
• 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)
• Private off-road vehicle for quarry tour, including visit of two marble quarries
• A taste of Colonnata lard
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.
NOTES: comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended
FLORENCETOWN TOURS & NEWS STAND - Piazza della Repubblica (next to the APPLE STORE under the loggias, corner with Via Pellicceria) - Florence - SEE ON MAP
Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
*comfortable shoes and clothing are recommended
This tour runs rain or shine.