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La dolce vita of the Renaissance

Lucca, Italy

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Experience hosted by Federica

3.5 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

Follow me to a place where time stopped, re-discover a remote world, full of poetry and history, where you will admire Renaissance villas hidden in the hills around Lucca, and you will discover medieval churches and places that have remained unchanged for centuries. You will walk among olive groves from which you can enjoy a unique view over the whole valley of Lucca. You will discover the secrets hidden behind the green gold of Lucca and surprises along the route that you will not forget. You will finally reach a local farm, you could meet and talk to the family that run the farm, and you can drink a glass of wine and sample typical products, surrounded by a breathtaking landscape of vineyards and meadows. Absolutely Amazing Lucca!
Other things to note
Half day guided walking trail / Duration 3.5 hours / Comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes recommended/ Level: easy. If you don't find an available date, please contact us.
Follow me to a place where time stopped, re-discover a remote world, full of poetry and history, where you will admire Renaissance villas hidden in the hills around Lucca, and you will discover medieval churches and places that have remained unchanged for centuries. You will walk among olive groves from which you can enjoy a unique view over the whole valley of Lucca. You will discover the secrets hidden behind the green gold of Lucca and surpris…

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What's included

  • Food
    Typical Italian aperitivo
    You could drink a glass of local wine produc...
  • Drinks
    If you don't drink wine, you could drink a non-alcoholic drink (coke, chin...
From $95
/ person
Mon, Feb 22
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$95 per person
$95 per person
Wed, Feb 24
2:30 PM - 6:00 PM
$95 per person
$95 per person

Meet your host, Federica

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 20 Reviews
  • Identity verified
I'm a certificated hiking guide since 2012. I'm true nature-lover and delight in any kind of outdoor activity. My fellow-tour guide (and my husband) is Alessandro. He's a Mountain bike and hiking guide and he is a lover of photograpy, art and MTB, obviously ! We were born in Lucca and we've always lived in here. We are the founder of Amazing Lucca (www.amazing-lucca.com) which offers visitors to Tuscany fully guided experiences. We relish being in nature and sharing our passions with other to make each day a moment filled with fascinating discoveries.
We both could be your guide or one by one!
I'm a certificated hiking guide since 2012. I'm true nature-lover and delight in any kind of outdoor activity. My fellow-tour guide (and my husband) is Alessandro. He's a Mountain bike and hiking guide and he is a lover of photograpy, art and MTB, obviously ! We were born in Lucca and we've always lived in here. We are the founder of Amazing Lucca (www.amazing-lucca.com) which offers visitors to Tuscany fully guided experiences. We relish being in nature and sharing our passions with other to…
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Where you'll be

Gattaiola is a small hamlet hidden in the hills around Lucca, unkown even to the locals, rich in treasures such as Medieval churches and Reinassance villas.

Rated 4.95 out of 5 from 20 reviews.

Felicity
October 2019
We had an amazing time with Federica, from the time she picked us up until we were dropped off 4 hours later. If you enjoy getting beyond the city precincts with a lovely Lucchese local, into the countryside; walking through the fields and along country roads to see villas and have the extraordinary pleasure of touring a number of rooms in the gorgeous Villa Rossi; hiking up to a viewpoint overlooking Lucca and across to the Alpi Apuane; finally arriving at the local winery for a quick tour and a wine tasting accompanied by local deliciousness, don’t hesitate to take this tour. Federica is the kindest of people and gave us a very interesting time. Thanks for sharing your family’s delicious olive oil with us on the mountainside, amongst the olive trees! We loved every minute of this special experience.
We had an amazing time with Federica, from the time she picked us up until we were dropped off 4 hours later. If you enjoy getting beyond the city precincts with a lovely Lucchese…
Gina
October 2019
I absolutely loved spending the day with Federica. The tour and hike was sensational. She’s an absolute gem with so much knowledge of her hometown that she adores. We had an amazing day. I would highly recommend this experience!!
Peter
October 2019
Our party of four had a delightful walk in the country outside of Lucca with Federica as our outstanding guide. The outing included a private tour of the elegant Villa Rossi (Google “Villa Rossi Lucca” for pictures), with a long and fascinating history. Also a visit to a family vineyard, accompanied by a lovely appetizer spread, along with some very nice wine. Best of all, Federica’s extensive knowledge and appreciation of the natural and human history of the area gave us a sense of the place we hadn’t anticipated. So far, this was the highlight of time in Italy.
Our party of four had a delightful walk in the country outside of Lucca with Federica as our outstanding guide. The outing included a private tour of the elegant Villa Rossi (Googl…
James
September 2019
Federica has a love & passion for Lucca that is contagious. She is bubbly, entertaining, fun & knowledgeable. This was a very special, once in a lifetime opportunity to see things you wouldn’t normally get to see as a tourist. We had some iffy weather, so she adjusted by using her car more than she expectedly well. So she is also resourceful. Thank you, Federica!
Federica has a love & passion for Lucca that is contagious. She is bubbly, entertaining, fun & knowledgeable. This was a very special, once in a lifetime opportunity to see thing…
Bob
September 2019
We greatly enjoyed our experience with Federica and highly recommend. She exposed us to a fascinating world just outside of Luca and shared stories from this rural community that made it come alive. The visit to Rossi villa was something I’ll not forget. The tour of family vineyard at start of harvest was wonderful and included a farm fresh meal. We hiked up to a great vista of Luca and enjoyed simple picnic of bread and a wonderful olive oil made by her family. Federica was very responsive to our interests and questions and personalized the experience. We felt that the cost is a great value considering all it involved. Five big stars!!!
We greatly enjoyed our experience with Federica and highly recommend. She exposed us to a fascinating world just outside of Luca and shared stories from this rural community that…
Jennifer
September 2019
Federica has combined her love of plants, hiking and the local region as well as her personal family history in the area to provide a unique opportunity to see Lucca from both a historical and contemporary cultural perspective. The views of the vistas and villas are spectacular and the aperitivo and the winery was a lovely way to sample local flavors and traditions of the native Lucchese!
Federica has combined her love of plants, hiking and the local region as well as her personal family history in the area to provide a unique opportunity to see Lucca from both a hi…

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

What to bring

Water bottle, comfortable and close shoes.