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Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Sampling

Highlights
  • 2.5-hour walking culinary tour of Lucca
  • See where locals like to meet and relax for an after-work aperitif
  • Visit authentic wine bars and a lounge to taste wine, artisan beer and a favorite local liqueur
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Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Sampling
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Lucca Aperitivo Tour with Wine Tasting and Food Sampling
US$ 82.55
Overview
Indulge and unwind like a local on a walking and tasting tour through Lucca’s historic city center. Get an inside perspective on the city’s café culture as you walk through narrow streets and the iconic Amphitheater Square with a foodie guide. Soak up the relaxed ambience and stop at several wine bars and lounges to quench your thirst with regional wines, artisan beer and a local liqueur paired with typical savory snacks.
What to Expect
This Lucca tour is all about experiencing the city the real way, by becoming a local for a day. Italy is famed for the importance it places on food and drink, so of course you will learn about it and taste as we go. Along the way you will uncover majestic city walls, narrow roads, tall towers, and arts and crafts shops. You will also realize why Lucca is known as the city of 100 churches.
Your Lucca tour will start at the city’s train station and from there, walk past the majestic city walls and enjoy a view of Lucca before diving into local life. Head to the city center, where the beautiful Romanesque marble Cathedral stands then head to a favorite local spot: San Michele in Foro Square. This is where locals come to meet up with one another, typically for a friendly chat in a nice coffee bar. Lucca’s locals love going for an aperitif after work by meeting with friends and spending a few hours indulging in a glass of good wine and some savory snacks.

Because this tour is all about showing you local life, the first stop will be an old vineria (winery), a small wine bar typical of the Tuscan tradition, where you can order a glass of wine with a snack. Then head to Amphitheater Square, the only oval square in Italy that takes the place of the typical Roman amphitheater. Relax with a glass of artisan beer produced in the Garfagnana mountains and, of course, you can’t sample beer without a side of cured meats and pecorino cheese.
The tour then heads to a local lounge where we can try fettunta, a toasted bread with extra olive oil, as well as another glass of quality wine. Our last stop will be a small wine bar where we can have our final drink. And if you want to truly go local, then it’s time to try the typical liqueur of Lucca, Biadina, made from a secret recipe and served with pine nuts.
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Reviews (15)

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Reviewed 4 days ago
Great tour!

Lovely way to see and learn about Lucca. Our guide Luca was very friendly and knowledgeable on everything from history to restaurants and wine! We got our bearings in the town as we walked along the route and the three stop offs for drink and...More

Thank Nicola S
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Hi Nicola, firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review about our "Aperitivo tour"!! We are so glad that you enjoyed our traditional way to go out "eating and drinking", we are also really happy that you have had a good time...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Great way to experience Lucca

My husband and I had a terrific experience on our tour which we arranged for our first evening in Lucca. Our tour guide was Luca and he explained about the history of the walls and town, taking us to several interesting sites during our walk....More

Thank Caquadro
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi dears firstly thank you for taking the time to write a review about us!!. I' m glad that you enjoyed our "Apeitivo tour" and also our enogastromic stops!! We are so happy that you have had a good time with our guide Luca. Rember...More

Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile
Excellent tour!

My husband and I were in Lucca for the first time in May. We had a fabulous food/walking tour with our enthusiastic and very knowledgeable guide Diletta. We got to taste and learn about many local specialty foods and wine while learning about the history...More

2  Thank vnee
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi dears, great to hear from you and find this awesome review! Thank you very much for choosing Lucca and our Flavour of Lucca. We are also happy that you had a good time with our "super" guide Diletta. If you are back to Lucca...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018
Lucca walking tour with Borana

I did a tour with Borana and three others. Best time. Borana is very knowledgeable of the history,the town and the restaurants. The food was great and the sits amazing. I look forward to another tour and hope the next guide can do such an...More

1  Thank cherylredmond
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2018

Hi dears, firstly thank you for the time that you spent for us. We are really happy that you had a good time with our amazing guide Borana and you enjoyed our traditional food. We hope to see you back in our city again or...More

Reviewed 30 May 2018
Amazing!

Diletta was an amazing guide! She made it feel like friends hanging out while also giving great information about Lucca. The food was good. Vineria/Wine BarVinarkia was my favorite part. It had the best food and that could have been the last stop. I was...More

Thank Paige M
Chiara D, Proprietario at Lucca - Urban Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2018

Dear Paige, firstly thank you so much for thaking time to write a review about our Lucca Aperitivo adventure!!! We are so glad that you enjoyed our food and our "Bar stops". We are also really happy that you had a great time with our...More

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