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Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro)
Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro)

Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro)

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The Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) takes its name from its location – the basilica was built over the site of Lucca's ancient Roman forum. The original church dates back to the eighth century, although the one seen today was built in the 11th century. The 13th-century facade is one of the highlights of the basilica, with its graceful arches and intricate carvings. It's noted as one of the best examples of the Pisan Romanesque style, and – as a bonus – visitors can see an open staircase on the backside that climbs over the roof of the church.

By contrast, the church's interior is more sedate and not very well-lit, although there is a painting by 15th-century master Filippino Lippi of Saints Helen, Jerome, Sebastian, and Roch. There is also a statue of the Madonna at the back of the church that was once on the facade.

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Piazza San Michele, Lucca, Tuscany, 55100

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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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$12.61
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$12.61
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Lucca Highlights Private Walking Tour

Lucca Highlights Private Walking Tour

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Take a stroll through Lucca’s medieval history and architectural highlights on a private, 3-hour walking tour. Learn the backstory behind local landmarks like the city walls, Palazzo Ducale, Teatro del Giglio, Guinigi Tower and Basilica di San Frediano from your knowledgeable guide, who will also point out hidden gems that many visitors miss. Ask all the questions you like during the personalized tour, and finish with a glass of wine or prosecco at a local ‘enoteca.’
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$124.16
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$124.16
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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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$81.96
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$81.96
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Lucca salt and sweet

Lucca salt and sweet

Lucca is a Little town surrounded by renaissance walls and knowed as The city with 100 churches. It's famous also for differents local products like Buccellato, wine, Torta coi becchi.... in this tour you will explore the town and taste tipycally products of Lucca. Explore Lucca with an E-bike , visit the main attractions of the town like S.Martin Cathedral, S.Michele church, Piazza Napoleone and Piazza Anfiteatro, S.Frediano Church and a part of the wall with an expert tour guide. While you visiting Lucca you will stop to a renamed winery where you will have some savory tastings and a glass of wine from the hills of Lucca and in a famous Patissery where you will taste Buccellato (a sweet bread with raisins and anise) and Torta Coi Becchi (a cake with chard, pine nuts, raisins).
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$138.71
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$138.71
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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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$189.13
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$189.13
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Private Photo Shoot in Lucca

Private Photo Shoot in Lucca

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Explore Lucca with a professional photographer who can help you make the most of your time in the city. After a short consultation, visit Lucca’s most well-known and visited landmarks—as well as any other locations you may choose. Feel free to bring any additional clothing or accessories to make the most of your photo shoot. Your personal photographer captures the moments and delivers five edited photos within two days of your shoot.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$295.04
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$295.04
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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 20 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$126.09
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$126.09
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Carriage tour in the historic center of Lucca

Carriage tour in the historic center of Lucca

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Through the charm of a carriage, we will take you to discover the most beautiful squares and monuments of the ancient city of Lucca, passing through the streets of the center, in the company of a horse and its driver.
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  • 35 to 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$80.39
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$80.39
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Private tour, day trip to Pisa and Lucca

Private tour, day trip to Pisa and Lucca

Spend a day in Tuscany visiting the cities of Pisa and Lucca. With a private English speaking driver, you can enjoy greater flexibility in the itinerary with a lot of free time. Enjoy a walk in the historic center rich in history of Lucca and then admire the view of the Tuscan countryside.
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  • 7 to 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$553.20
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$553.20
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Lucca for children

Lucca for children

The tour allows you to discover the city in the story of real and fantastic stories. Children color, draw and learn to see the squares and monuments around them.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$200.96
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$200.96
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Lucca for children and families independently

Lucca for children and families independently

In complete autonomy, the tour allows you to discover the city by following the instructions in the attached booklet. Each family can manage the city tour freely. Children receive a backpack containing material for coloring and reading.
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  • 1 to 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$18.44
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$18.44
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Bocelli Seaside Experience from Florence

Bocelli Seaside Experience from Florence

The Bocelli Seaside Experience is a relaxing and lovely day tour for those who loves art, music, beautiful cities and relaxing atmosphere. Lucca is like a jewel and Pietrasanta is a stunning little town hidden in Versilia (Tuscan seaside); both are full of art! The Versilia region is known for the lifestyle of people, for glamor, sense of beauty, relaxing atmosphere and delicious seafood. The wine tasting and lunch at the Bocelli Alpemare Beach Club is another wonderful highlight of the day! The Beach Club of Bocelli Family is located right in front of their Villas with seaview and during your day tour you’ll have the possibility to meet some of the Bocelli Family members ... if you're lucky! In addition, it's also good to highlight we are always open to customize our tour according to your preferences; we know for sure this is an added value you will appreciate for your Bocelli tour that will make this experience a very special one with us!
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$938.09
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$938.09
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Lucca and Pisa Day Tour from Rome

Lucca and Pisa Day Tour from Rome

With our 12 hours tour to Luca and Pisa from Rome you will enjoy their most astonishing attractions! And although it may look a little exhausting for the length, you can count on us that we will make this experience the best as we offer only high quality services, starting from our totally private tours, luxurious Mercedes Benz Minivans for transportation, our years of experience and of course, our English speaking drivers, who are also very knowledgeable about Italy and will always be ready to answer all your doubts and give you interesting tips along the way! In addition, it’s also good to highlight we are always open to customize our tour according to your preferences, we know for sure this is an added value you will appreciate for making this experience to the Leaning Tower a super special one!
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  • 12 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$475.98
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$475.98
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Lucca by Bike

Lucca by Bike

Lucca is an ideal city to explore by bike. It is a car-free city (only permit holders allowed), so very relaxing and in this way there is much more to discover in a short time. The guide is Dutch who has lived in Italy for years. We will visit the important historical sites, but we will also let you discover the local secrets.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$56.75
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$56.75

Tour of Lucca with friendly Guide

Tour of Lucca with friendly Guide

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Your personal guide for the beautiful city of Lucca, will walk you through the main and unique monuments and locations as I tell you all about the interesting history, Lucca culture and traditions!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$63.05
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$63.05
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Your Lucca Walking Tour

Your Lucca Walking Tour

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Discover the highlights of Lucca, a charming, walled city in northern Tuscany, during this scenic walking tour. Perfect for first-time visitors, the guided tour covers Lucca’s impressive history. Tick off the main sights in a single stroll, with admission to the 11th-century cathedral included. Discover the stories and legends that have made the small, stunning city so unique, and listen to entertaining anecdotes about its fabled residents.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$15.98
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$15.98
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Church of San Michele in Foro (Chiesa di San Michele in Foro) hours of operation: Summer from 7:40am-12pm and 3-6pm, and in winter from 9am-12pm and 3-5pm. Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.