Cultural Walking Tour in Lucca, Lucca (Self Guided)

Lucca has a long history with many cultural sites that represent its past, as well as its present situation. This distinctive city offers a large number of cultural places and events as well. Take this tour to visit Lucca’s museums, theatres and other important cultural establishments.
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Cultural Walking Tour in Lucca Map

Guide Name: Cultural Walking Tour in Lucca
Guide Location: Italy » Lucca (See other walking tours in Lucca)
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Sightseeing)
# of Attractions: 7
Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.8 km
Author: Dee
Casa di Puccini

1) Casa di Puccini (must see)

Casa di Puccini is the place where Giacomo Puccini was born and spent his life. Giacomo Puccini was an Italian musician whose compositions became very popular. The house is located in Corte San Lorenzo in Lucca and was built in the fifteenth century. The Casa de Puccini is now a museum where people can find Puccini’s portraits, sheet scores and other things that the composer used during his life.
Palazzo Mansi Museum

2) Palazzo Mansi Museum (must see)

Palazzo Mansi Museum is a place where one can admire a major part of national art. Visitors can admire works that were created in the nineteenth century by Pompeo Batoni, Bernardino Nocchi and Stefano Tofanelli. There is also vintage clothing, religious vestments and textiles from the sixteenth, seventeenth and eighteenth centuries that provide insight into what was the business of textile production in Lucca. The other paintings are divided into four collections, by style and period, displayed in different rooms.
Teatro del Giglio

3) Teatro del Giglio

The Teatro del Giglio is a historic theatre in Lucca located in the Piazza del Giglio. It was built in the seventeenth century. Now they present seasonal operas and organize training activities and workshops that involve different volunteers that gear the shows towards the children. The Teatro del Giglio is annexed to the Auditorium Theater and the old convent church of San Girolamo’s library with a fund of approximately 4,000 volumes and recordings of shows since 1985.
The Cathedral Museum (Il Museo della Cattedrale)

4) The Cathedral Museum (Il Museo della Cattedrale) (must see)

The Cathedral Museum was built in 1992. Here resided the sculptures and paintings that were removed from the original location for different reasons. The collection that is housed in the museum follows a chronological order, allowing the visitors to perceive the artistic taste by age. The museum presents a wide collection of silk robes and vestments adorned with decorative floral and geometric embroidery, which demonstrates the high standard of quality maintained by textile manufacturers in the eighteenth century.
Auditorium del Suffragio

5) Auditorium del Suffragio

The Auditorium del Suffragio is a theatre that was built in the sixteenth century. The building was first used as a church. Of particular interest is the front three rows divided by pilasters, which enclose three arches in the lower section defining a vaulted hall which gives access to the church. The nave from the interior was completed in 1675. The majestic altar is surrounded by four spiral columns and surmounted by a broken pediment decorated with angels. The complex has a total capacity of more than 200 people and is also used as an auditorium which hosts several musical and theatrical events.
Lucca Center of Contemporary Art (Lu. C. C. A.)

6) Lucca Center of Contemporary Art (Lu. C. C. A.) (must see)

Lucca Center of Contemporary Art is located in the Palazzo Boccella, an ancient structure located in the old town of Lucca. The collections are distributed throughout five floors, connected by an elevator and stairs. In this building there is also a café, a bookshop of contemporary books and a lounge where there are temporary exhibitions, wardrobes, etc.
National Museum of Villa Guinigi

7) National Museum of Villa Guinigi (must see)

The National Museum of Villa Guinigi was built by Paolo Guinigi in 1413. The villa has some open galleries. In 1430 it became a museum, and was restored after the Second World War. The collections that can be seen there include archaeological and prehistoric exhibits. There are also collections of paintings, sculptures, vestments and other objects. Some of the paintings are made by Berlinghiero, Matteo Civitali, Pompeo Batoni and other Italian artists.

Walking Tours in Lucca, Italy

Create Your Own Walk in Lucca

Create Your Own Walk in Lucca

Creating your own self-guided walk in Lucca is easy and fun. Choose the city attractions that you want to see and a walk route map will be created just for you. You can even set your hotel as the start point of the walk.
Sacred Tour in Lucca Part II

Sacred Tour in Lucca Part II

Lucca is a marvelous city that keeps the Walled City of Lucca teeming with places of worship. Their original design is retained and beautifully renovated in some of the churches. Take this part of the tour guide to admire the historical and religious buildings of Lucca.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.2 km
Famous Palaces Tour of Lucca

Famous Palaces Tour of Lucca

As an ancient city of Italy, Lucca has monumental palaces of architectural and historical value. The famous buildings are enriched by marvelous gardens, old statues and originally designed rooms. Take this self-guided tour to enjoy the beauty of the palaces of Lucca.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.9 km
Lucca's Landmarks Self Guided Tour

Lucca's Landmarks Self Guided Tour

Lucca is a unique city in Italy endowed with picturesque squares and outstanding buildings. There are also different attractive gardens that enrich almost every structure in this walled city. Take this tour to see the most incredible places Lucca has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
Lucca's Pizzeria Walking Tour

Lucca's Pizzeria Walking Tour

Italy is a famous country not only because of its culture and wines but also because of its unique and appetizing pizza. Lucca is a city where you can find many pizzerias and some of them are famous in the entire country. Take this self-guided tour to discover and enjoy all kinds of pizza in Lucca.

Tour Duration: 3 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 5.9 km
Sacred Tour in Lucca Part I

Sacred Tour in Lucca Part I

Lucca is a city that has remained intact in its original form, including a variety of architectural buildings like churches and cathedrals. These religious places kept their Medieval value. Lucca is also called “the city of 100 churches” because there are numerous churches in this old town. Take this tour guide to see the aged houses of worship in Lucca.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 2.5 km
City Orientation Walk

City Orientation Walk

The Walled City of Lucca is one of the most famous places in Italy because of its wonderful buildings, squares, streets and other attractions. All of these represent its culture and history. This orientation walk gives you the opportunity to see the most outstanding places that Lucca has to offer.

Tour Duration: 2 hour(s)
Travel Distance: 3.1 km

Tips for Exploring City on Foot at Your Own Pace

Whether you are in Lucca for a quick stopover or have a few days to see the city in more detail, exploring it on foot, at your own pace, is definitely the way to go. Here are some tips for you to save money, see the best Lucca has to offer, take good care of your feet while walking, and keep your mobile device – your ultimate "work horse" on this trip - well fed and safe.

Taking Care of Your Feet

To ensure ultimate satisfaction from a day of walking around the city as big as Lucca, it is imperative to take good care of your feet so as to avoid unpleasant things like blisters, cold or overheated soles, itchy, irritated or otherwise damaged (cracked) skin, etc. Luckily, these days there is no shortage of remedies to address (and, ideally, to prevent) these and other potential problems with feet. Among them: Compression Socks, Rechargeable Battery-Powered Thermo Socks for Cold Weather, Foot Repair Cream, Deodorant Powder, Shoes UV Sterilizer, and many more that you may wish to find a place in your travel kit for.

Travel Gadgets for Your Mobile Device

Your mobile phone or tablet will be your work horse on a self-guided walk. They offer tour map, guide you from one attraction to another, and provide informative background for the sights you wish to visit. Therefore it is absolutely essential to plan against unexpected power outages in the wrong place at the wrong time, much as to ensure the safety of your device.

For these and other contingencies, here's the list of useful appliances: Portable Charger/External Battery Pack, Worldwide Travel Charger Adapter, Power Converter for International Travel Adapter, and Mobile Device Leash.