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Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) Tours and Activities

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The main church in Lucca is its cathedral, the Duomo di Lucca, built in the 11th century. The structure stands at one side of the Piazza San Martino, and inside, visitors will find the most revered relic in town: the Holy Face of Lucca (Volto Santo). This wooden cross is said to have been carved by Nicodemus, and although the one on display is a 13th-century copy, it's no less important to the church or town. There are two times each year when the Volto Santo is celebrated, dressed in special vestments in the cathedral. The church was rebuilt in the 14th century, although the campanile (bell tower) from the original structure remains, which is why one arch is quite a bit smaller than the other.

Other points of interest inside the Duomo are paintings by Ghirlandaio and Tintoretto, as well as the 15th-century tomb of Ilaria del Carretto of the Guinigi family. There is a museum in the cathedral as well.

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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
  • Taking safety measures
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$109.73
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$109.73
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One-hour tour through the historic center and half Renaissance walls

One-hour tour through the historic center and half Renaissance walls

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Within an hour, you can discover all the secrets of the city sitting comfortably on our carriage, accompanied by a horse and his driver.
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  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.06
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Shore Excursion To Lucca & Pisa From Livorno

Shore Excursion To Lucca & Pisa From Livorno

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When your cruise ship drops anchor at Livorno Cruise Port, see more of Italy in less time on a 7-hour self-guided shore excursion to Lucca and Pisa. Travel with ease and in comfort on an air-conditioned coach equipped with Wi-Fi, and spend free time exploring Lucca and Pisa, famed for the Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) and the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa respectively. Small-group service limited to 15 passengers.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$36.58
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Walking Tour and Exploration of Lucca

Walking Tour and Exploration of Lucca

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Explore the traditional Tuscan town of Lucca on a walking tour of the historic center. Stroll the cobblestone streets, bustling piazzas and old Renaissance walls; trace the city’s Roman past along Via San Paolino and Piazza San Michele; and see the birthplace of local composer Giacomo Puccini. Keep your camera poised as you admire the medieval buildings along Via Fillungo, peek inside San Frediano church and visit landmarks like the Cathedral of San Martino, Piazza Anfiteatro and Torre delle Ore.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$12.51
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Best of Lucca and Pisa One Day Sightseeing Tour from Livorno Cruise port

Best of Lucca and Pisa One Day Sightseeing Tour from Livorno Cruise port

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Explore the fascinating history of Tuscany and its many rulers on a private shore excursion from Livorno. Travel in a private vehicle to the fortress city of Lucca, one of the region’s lesser-visited gems with roots that stretch back to before the Roman Empire. In Pisa, admire the architectural wonders of the Piazza dei Miracoli and even climb the famous leaning Tower of Pisa if you choose. Enjoy a flexible itinerary and the undivided attention of your driver and guide.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$124.25
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Private Tour: Lucca and Pisa with Typical Pastry Tasting and Optional Lunch

Private Tour: Lucca and Pisa with Typical Pastry Tasting and Optional Lunch

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Discover the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca on this full-day private tour from Florence. Your local guide in Pisa will lead you first on a private walking tour of the city center, where you’ll see the Baptistery, the famous Leaning Tower, and more. Then, enjoy some time to explore Lucca independently to enjoy a local pastry tasting. Upgrade your ticket to include a delicious 2-course lunch in a typical trattoria in Pisa, located a few steps away from the Leaning Tower. Your tour will conclude with transportation back to Florence.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$514.51
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Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

Pisa and Lucca Day Trip from Florence

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Explore the Italian gems of Pisa and Lucca on a day trip departing from Florence. Head to Pisa first, admiring the impressive square of Piazza dei Miracoli as your local guide discusses the historic buildings around you. See the Baptistery, the Duomo and the city’s most iconic attraction, the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Afterward, journey to Lucca for a walking tour of the Cathedral and Piazza dell 'Anfiteatro. Top off the day with a sweet slice of Lucca’s signature cake before traveling back to Florence.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$63.40
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Pisa and Lucca Grand Tour from Florence

Pisa and Lucca Grand Tour from Florence

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Combine a visit to Lucca and Pisa on this single, full-day tour from Florence. Take walking tours of both cities with local guides, focused on painting, sculpture, and architecture. Pastry tasting in Lucca and round-trip transportation from Florence included.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.25
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Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

Private Tour: Pisa and Lucca from Florence

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Spend a day exploring two picturesque Tuscan cities on a private tour of Pisa and Lucca from Florence. Visit the famous leaning tower in Pisa, as well as the huge cathedral next to it. Walk along the impressive city walls around historic Lucca. See some of the region's most notable Renaissance architecture.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$597.42
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Private and exclusive wine tour in the beautiful hills of Lucca. Wine tasting.

Private and exclusive wine tour in the beautiful hills of Lucca. Wine tasting.

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Lucca is surrounded by picturesque wine country, but navigating the rural roads and finding the small wineries on your own can be a challenge. With this wine tour, round-trip transportation from Lucca and a wine expert guide ensure a stress-free day. Stop at two family-run cellars to tour the vineyards and learn about their history and production techniques, then enjoy tastings featuring wines paired with local cheeses and other specialties.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
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$182.88
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Private Pisa and Lucca Tour

Private Pisa and Lucca Tour

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Enjoy an unforgettable day trip from Florence to see both Pisa and Lucca with this private 7-hour tour. See the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa. Walk on the perfectly-intact historic city walls in Lucca.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$749.82
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa, Lucca and wine experience Private Day Trip

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa, Lucca and wine experience Private Day Trip

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Get the most out of your stop-off in Livorno by going on an action-packed private day trip to Pisa, and Lucca. Avoid the hassle of figuring out local public transport schedules and enjoy having port pickup, drop-off, and transfers included. See the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Pisa Cathedral, Lucca Cathedral, Amphitheatre Square, and enjoy a winery visit too.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$385.15
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Lucca Barga and Garfagnana Hills Full-Day Trip by Minivan from Pisa

Lucca Barga and Garfagnana Hills Full-Day Trip by Minivan from Pisa

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Spend a delightful day in the Tuscan countryside exploring some of the region’s best-kept natural and cultural gems. Traveling from Pisa in a minivan, tour the charming medieval city of Lucca, birthplace of opera master Puccini. Follow the river Serchio through Garfagnana hill country, taking in the sights such as a massive fortress and the legendary Devil’s Bridge. Finish the day with a visit to the picturesque village of Barga, which offers spectacular valley views from its hilltop cathedral. 
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$164.34
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Private Half-Day Excursion to Lucca from Florence

Private Half-Day Excursion to Lucca from Florence

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Enjoy a scenic, hassle-free day trip to the crown jewel of Tuscany: Lucca, known as the “city of a hundred churches.” Skip the tiring guided itineraries and explore the stunning walled town at your own pace, stopping to admire landmarks like the Duomo di San Martino, or ducking into a trattoria for a bite to eat. Tours include VIP transportation from Florence in a private vehicle, with hotel pickup.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$264.57
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Sweet and salty Lucca by E-bike

Sweet and salty Lucca by E-bike

TASTE THE TYPICAL PRODUCTS AND DISCOVER THE HISTORICAL CENTER Explore Lucca by e-bike in small groups and taste typical local products. Lucca is surrounded by Renaissance cycle walls and is known as "the city of 100 churches", but also for its food, both sweet and salty. During this relaxing tour you will discover the main attractions such as the Cathedral of San Martino, Church of San Michele, Piazza Napoleone, Piazza Anfiteatro and part of the walls always accompanied by our friendly guide. You will stop at a traditional delicatessen where you will taste Tuscan appetizers accompanied by a glass of wine and, after a short ride, seated again in one of the historic pastry shops where you will also taste sweets from Lucca.
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  • 3 hours
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$134.12
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Pisa and Lucca Tour from Florence with the Leaning Tower Skip the Line access

Pisa and Lucca Tour from Florence with the Leaning Tower Skip the Line access

See more of Tuscany on this day trip from Florence. First, drive to Pisa to explore the Square of Miracles and the buildings that surround it: the Baptistery, the Cathedral, the Cemetery, and of course, the iconic Leaning Tower. Then it’s on to Lucca—a walled city built during the Middle Ages—where you can eat, shop, and explore.
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  • 5 to 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$547.43
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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
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$81.29
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Pisa & Lucca Tour

Pisa & Lucca Tour

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This two-part tour takes you on a scenic drive to Pisa, known for its architectural beauty and famous Leaning Tower. You’ll also visit other notable buildings in the Square of Miracles with your guide, who can explain their historical significance. Next, visit Lucca, a walled city built during the Renaissance. The tour winds down with a buccellato (Sicilian cake with figs and nuts) tasting.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$79.25
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Pisa and Lucca Escorted Grand Tour by Bus from Florence

Pisa and Lucca Escorted Grand Tour by Bus from Florence

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Visit the Tuscan towns of Pisa and Lucca on this day trip from Florence. Admire Romanesque and Gothic architecture; walk along Lucca’s city walls; and check out Pisa’s Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), a UNESCO World Heritage site that's home to the city’s main attractions: Pisa Cathedral, Baptistery and campanile, aka the Leaning Tower of Pisa. This tour provides an escort but no guide, so you’ll explore the two cities independently.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.40
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Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages.

Private tour: Kids in Lucca - Stepping Back in Time to the Middle Ages.

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Inspire the imagination of your children with this 2-hour kid-focused Middle Ages tour in Lucca. Let an experienced guide lead you back in time to learn about the pilgrims who made their way to see the 'Volto Santo,' a wooden crucifix, in Lucca in the Middle Ages. See the city's historic mint and receive a copy of a coin from that era. Sample some gelato at the end of the tour.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$187.58
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Lucca Round Trip Experience from Florence

Lucca Round Trip Experience from Florence

When visiting Florence, don’t miss the chance to visit one of Tuscany’s other most enchanting destinations with this private, half-day tour to Lucca. Travel in a Mercedes through the beautiful countryside to arrive at the Renaissance city, famous for its preserved medieval walls that encircle the old city center. Enjoy several hours of leisure time to spend as you please, whether you want to grab lunch at a local cafe, stroll along the promenade atop the walls or explore local attractions like Puccini’s former home and Piazza del Giglio. Price is per group, based on a maximum of three passengers per vehicle.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$440.90
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Pisa & Lucca Guided Day Tour from Florence w Leaning Tower Skip-the-Line Access

Pisa & Lucca Guided Day Tour from Florence w Leaning Tower Skip-the-Line Access

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Pisa and Lucca are two of the most popular day-trip destinations from Florence, but it can be complicated to visit both these Tuscan cities in one day. With this private tour, convenient round-trip transportation and skip-the-line tickets to the Leaning Tower save you precious hours. Explore Pisa’s magnificent Duomo complex in the Piazza dei Miracoli with an art historian guide, and afterwards enjoy free time to take in Lucca at your own pace.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$560.70
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$560.70
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Enjoyable music tour of the historical city of Lucca

Enjoyable music tour of the historical city of Lucca

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Lucca is a city rich with musical history and cultural traditions. This 2-hour stroll introduces visitors to the works of Puccini and other composers of Italian opera. Your guide is well versed on the artists’ most significant compositions and shares excerpts along the way. Admission is included to the Teatro del Giglio (opera house) and the Puccini Museum, the musician’s place of birth.
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  • 2 hours to 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$20.64
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Pisa, Lucca and Tuscany Private Tour from La Spezia

Pisa, Lucca and Tuscany Private Tour from La Spezia

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Leave your cruise ship behind in La Spezia, and travel to Tuscany for a day of sightseeing around the cities of Pisa and Lucca. You’ll go straight to the best photo spots by the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa, enjoy free time in the walled city of Lucca, and soak up the sights of Tuscany on a drive through its rolling green countryside. Even better: You’re guaranteed to be back at your ship in plenty of time.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$1,072.92
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 55 Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) tickets and tours on Viator.
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) costs USD 12.51. Guided Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) tours start around USD 12.51 per person. See all 55 Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) tickets and tours on Viator.
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