Lucca, Italy

One Day in Lucca

with Kate

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Lucca is also known by its second name: a city of 100 churches: tiny narrow streets will bring you to the squares full of sun with churches that will leave you speechless. We will start our journey in Lucca, Elisa Bonaparte's favorite city, by entering through the doors of medieval walls. We will see the exterior of Puccini's birthplace (only Lucca could inspire him for composing Turandot and Madame Butterfly), see the church of San Michele with its façade that seems to be a wedding cake, go to Piazza Napoleone and Piazza del Giglio. Long long time ago, there were hundreds of towers in Lucca, now only several are left: we will go to the Torre Guinigi, where on the top (after we deal with 220 stairs) of it there are trees and a spectacular view on the city. We will finish by visiting Piazza Anfiteatro (which is very romantic by night): an ancient mini-colosseum turned into a condominium centuries ago.After visiting all the sites, you will have lunch in one of the restaurants, and you will be ready for the second part of your journey. We will head to the church of San Frediano, where is the corpse of Saint Zita. The cherry on top will be a visit to Pfanner Palace and its baroque garden. Since the visit to this palace depends wholly on the mother-nature, if it rains, we have an alternative: 17th centruty Mansi Palace, that belonged to one of the most important families of Lucca and there are still preserved antique furnishings and frescoes.

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Hello, I'm Kate, but since I am originally from Moscow, my name would be Katia. Before moving to Florence back in 2010, I was a headhunter (yep) that graduated Lomonosov State University of Moscow in HR with a very, very good career. That was until I found myself stuck in the office from dusk till dawn, or in some heavy Moscow traffic. That was when I decided that we only live once, and that it is time for Big Changes. So I enrolled to the Florence State University to the faculty of Arts, and graduated it in April of 2015. When I was on the last year of studies, I also enrolled to the Dante Alighieri Academy, where I got my Tour Guide license. Never ever have I had any regrets of leaving Moscow behind - I fell in love with Florence since I first came here as a child. That is why I adore my work as a tour guide: presenting Florence to my clients may compare to presenting fiancee to my parents: it is exciting and emotional to see you falling in love with this city! Full profile Leave a Review

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