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Lonely Planet Experiences: Lucca Aperitivo Adventure

Private Tour

The flavours, the aromas, the colours, the smiles… they’re all part of life in Lucca! Learn more about the city as you sip your way through narrow streets and medieval squares. Artisanal beer, local wines, and even a top-secret liqueur will have you thirsty for more Lucca!

See Lucca Like A Local & Aperitivo Tour Highlights

  • Get a literal taste for life in Lucca by participating in the aperitivo tradition
  • Sample Tuscan bread, Pecorino cheese, cured ham, and more!
  • Indulge in Montecarlo red and white wines, artisan beer, and the secret-recipe local liqueur
  • Uncover hidden corners of this medieval city
  • Relax under a setting sun at a bar in the magnificent Amphitheatre Square
  • Each Lonely Planet Experience comes with six-months free access to Lonely Planet’s Guides App which includes over 8,000 destinations guides and unbeatable discounts to Lonely Planet Guidebooks


  • Local Impact: How you will help the local community by joining this tour:
    • By joining this adventure and participating in the aperitivo tradition, you will experience real local life because this pre-dinner ritual in Lucca is very popular and an important aspect of life in Italy.
    • During your tour there will be three different stops which each represent different ways to do an “aperitivo” in town. By visiting these venues, we are supporting local vendors and promoting local produce.
    • From artisan beer and red wine from the Montecarlo wine area, to Tuscan bread, locally-cured meats and pecorino cheese produced in the nearby Garfagnana area, everything you sample on this tour is a true representation of local cuisine

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Inclusions: Local English-speaking guide, food samples (selection of local cured meats and cheese, local snacks in two different stops), 3 glasses of wine or beer.

Exclusions: Additional food and drink, souvenirs and items of a personal nature, and tips and gratuities for the guide.

Schedule details

  • Duration: 2.5 hours
  • Meeting point: At the entrance to Lucca train station, under the taxi sign
  • Starting time: 5.30 PM
  • Ending point: Square San Michele in Foro