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  • Discover the hidden corners of medieval Lucca
  • Taste authentic local treats such as Buccellato cake, chocolate, and cappuccino
  • Relax outdoors at a bar in the magnificent Amphitheatre Square
  • Dig into locally produced meats and cheeses, washed down with wine or craft beer
The Flavours of Lucca tour starts and ends in Lucca. The Flavours of Lucca is a walking tour that takes 2.5 hours.

To live like a local is to eat like a local! And we’re going to show you how to drink and dine like they do in Lucca, with a dash of history thrown in along the way. Sweet bread with raisins, sheep’s cheese, prosciutto, salami, olive oil, chocolate, wine, beer, cappuccino…  what more could you want on a yummy Italian food tour?!
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4.9 - Excellent Based on 4 reviews
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Stephen Varrieur From USA On
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
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Ms. Linda Ann D. On
5 - Excellent
“We loved our food tour of Lucca with Deborah Oct.7/15. She understood our interests and communicated very well, while helping us understand culture, history and food traditions of Lucca”
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Mr. Jarrod L. On
4.5 - Excellent
“We really enjoyed the walk through Lucca eating at the different places. The finish at the Amfiteatro was really good too - history + food!!!”
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Mrs. Sally B. On
5 - Excellent
“Chiara and Deborah were outstanding guides. They were passionate and enthusiastic about their local area. The Taste of Lucca Tour was one of the best tours we have done in decades of travelling. We have already recommended it highly to all of our friends.”
Itinerary
We’ll start our Lucca tour at the very spot that welcomes most visitors to the city: the Lucca train station. From there, we’ll head through the majestic city walls and reach the beautiful Cathedral Square, giving you your first taste of life in Lucca.

But wait! To truly “taste” the city, you need to do just that and put your taste buds to work. Italians never start the day without their espresso fix, so we’ll do as the locals do and savour a cup of coffee. And because a good espresso goes best with a delicious treat, we’ll taste a traditional delicacy: buccellato cake. We’ll take you to an original vintage place and enter the magical world of chocolate too! Merchants and nobles were Lucca’s first lovers of chocolate and the tradition of chocolate-making has lasted for five centuries. We’ll taste the best selection in one of the most beautiful chocolate shops in town.

Don’t worry, though, we’ll keep moving so you can walk off the calorific chocolate! With the caffeine and sugarfuelling us we will head towards the main shopping street of Lucca, admiring the medieval and Renaissance architecture and the signs of the old shops that testify to the city’s ancient artisan traditions: shoemakers, knife grinders, and silk merchants.

We’ll get to take in wonderful views from the top of the city as we wander along a part of the Renaissance walls. This pedestrian way is where locals regularly run, walk, and relax.

This last stop on our Lucca tour will bring us to Roman times in the Piazza della Anfiteatro, or Amphitheatre Square, which is full of typical shops – and lunch! We’ll introduce you to some authentic food and wine, like maybe some Bazzone cured ham, Colonnata lardo, finocchiona salami, or Pecorino cheese produced in the Garfagnana mountains. To wash it all down, we’ll cheers with a glass of good local wine or artisan beer. Salute!
what’s included
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  • Local English-speaking guide
Others
  • Food samples
  • A hot drink
  • A glass of wine or beer.
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  • Additional food and drink
  • Souvenirs and items of a personal nature
  • Tips and gratuities for the guide. 
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Other Practical InformationMeeting start point : Entrance to Lucca train station, under the taxi sign Meeting end point : Piazza dell'Anfiteatro
CancellationCancellation for this Flavours of Lucca tour is free up to 48 hours before the chosen start date - full refund will be given. If cancellation is made less than 48 hours before the chosen start date, no refund applies.
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