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Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca)

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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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
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$20.25
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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
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$12.22
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$178.72
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$178.72
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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
  • Free Cancellation
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$107.23
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$107.23
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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
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$61.96
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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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  • 30 to 35 minutes
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$77.91
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Semi Private Pisa and Lucca Wine Tour from Florence

Semi Private Pisa and Lucca Wine Tour from Florence

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The Italian cities of Pisa and Lucca are widely considered the gems in Tuscany’s crown, with rich history and beautiful architecture. On this full-day tour, visit both cities in one day with free time to explore at your leisure, and discover top attractions including the UNESCO-listed Leaning Tower of Pisa. Sample fine Chianti wines at a local winery, and enjoy personal attention from your guide on this small-group tour—limited to eight people.
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  • 8 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$156.60
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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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$502.79
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Flavours of Lucca, Art, History, Food for Small Groups or Private
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Flavours of Lucca, Art, History, Food for Small Groups or Private

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Join us for an interesting morning food tour that will dive you into the gastronomy, history, art and culture of our fascinating city. This experience is a perfect introduction to the city that you will discover from different points of view. We look forward to letting you experience a chill-out tour seen from a local perspective.
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$71.49
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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
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$15.49
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Electric Scooters

Electric Scooters

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Electric scooters in town Friendly host Flexible hours Discount on rooms in our "B&B Camera con Vista Lucca" (5%)
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  • 1 hour
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$17.87
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Lucca: walking tour of the city centre and the walls

Lucca: walking tour of the city centre and the walls

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SIGHTSEEING TOUR OF THE HISTORICAL CENTER AND WALLS OF LUCCA ON FOOT If you are individual travelers, families or small groups and are curious to discover the monuments, squares, artistic beauties, the most famous characters and stories of Lucca, but also the secret passages and curiosities of this surprising city, follow one of our official tour guides on a fun and interesting guided walking tour of Lucca and the city walls. Includes a map with descriptions of the main monuments. The departure of the walking tour is also available from your accommodation in Lucca. Difficulty: Very Easy - Walls and historic center
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
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$91.74
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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
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$122.21
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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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$732.74
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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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$72.68
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Lucca Aperitivo Adventure with food and wine for Small Groups or Private
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Lucca Aperitivo Adventure with food and wine for Small Groups or Private

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Enjoy an alternative evening during your stay in town and join us on an evening walking tour of the sightseeing of Lucca with final aperitivo that means wine and food to relish. You will discover the charm of the city by night by experiencing the local tradition of meeting friends before dinner! An easy way to explore the city under many aspects: art, history and lifestyle!
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  • 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$81.02
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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
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$121.74
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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
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$121.42
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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
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$183.30
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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
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$547.92
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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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$120.34
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Shore Excursion from Livorno Port: Private Full day Tour Florence and Lucca

Shore Excursion from Livorno Port: Private Full day Tour Florence and Lucca

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Florence and Lucca are two of Tuscany’s most important cities, but visiting both in one day by train or bus is virtually impossible. With this private driving tour, set off from the Livorno port directly to Florence for free time to take in the highlights of the historic center on foot. Afterwards, zip across to Lucca to sightsee and shop before heading back to port.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$857.84
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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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$1,048.47
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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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$258.54
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What are Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) hours of operation?
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Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) hours of operation: Varies by season. 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.
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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.
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How much does it cost to visit Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) costs USD 11.91. Guided Lucca Cathedral (Duomo di Lucca) tours start around USD 11.91 per person.
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