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Old April 18th, 2010, 05:46 PM
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Default Winery with the walls of Lucca?

I have posed this question on another thread and also done a google search, but I would like to hear from CC'ers if they have experienced a wine tour within the walls of Lucca or just outside? Also with Lucca being a walking town, is there any must sees and restaurant recommendations that are not miles away from the entrance of the walls?
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We will be visiting Lucca this July. I have done alot of research on a couple of boards. These restaurants come highly recommended:

http://www.trattoriadaleo.it/Home_en.html

http://www.ristorantegliorti.it/LENG...hhcm-Home.html

I have other posts from cc and trip advisor on Lucca in email form that I could forward to you if you send me your email address I will forward them to you.

Here is a site for a wine tour that will pick you up at your hotel:

http://www.notordinaryways.com/tusca...wine-tours.htm

This is as far as I have gotten with my winery research.

Here is a good walking map of Lucca:

http://lindquistguides.com/map.htm

Where are you staying in Lucca?
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Old April 18th, 2010, 06:39 PM
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We will be visiting Lucca this July. I have done alot of research on a couple of boards. These restaurants come highly recommended:

http://www.trattoriadaleo.it/Home_en.html

http://www.ristorantegliorti.it/LENG...hhcm-Home.html

I have other posts from cc and trip advisor on Lucca in email form that I could forward to you if you send me your email address I will forward them to you.

Here is a site for a wine tour that will pick you up at your hotel:

http://www.notordinaryways.com/tusca...wine-tours.htm

This is as far as I have gotten with my winery research.

Here is a good walking map of Lucca:

http://lindquistguides.com/map.htm

Where are you staying in Lucca?
We are not staying in Lucca but rather on a one day port call from Florence. Our plan is to go to Pisa for the photo op in the morning and then travel to Lucca and visit a winery for the remaining part of the day.
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We are not staying in Lucca but rather on a one day port call from Florence. Our plan is to go to Pisa for the photo op in the morning and then travel to Lucca and visit a winery for the remaining part of the day.
Here's a few resources to help you get started:
http://www.welcometuscany.it/special...montecarlo.htm

(hopefully this link will work - http://translate.google.com/translat...vino%26hl%3Den

if not, google Lucca Strada del Vino and translate www.stradavinoeoliolucca.it
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I can't help with the winery, but I have eaten at both of these restaurants, and the food was delicious!

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We will be visiting Lucca this July. I have done alot of research on a couple of boards. These restaurants come highly recommended:

http://www.trattoriadaleo.it/Home_en.html

http://www.ristorantegliorti.it/LENG...hhcm-Home.html

I have other posts from cc and trip advisor on Lucca in email form that I could forward to you if you send me your email address I will forward them to you.

Here is a site for a wine tour that will pick you up at your hotel:

http://www.notordinaryways.com/tusca...wine-tours.htm

This is as far as I have gotten with my winery research.

Here is a good walking map of Lucca:

http://lindquistguides.com/map.htm

Where are you staying in Lucca?
great map. will print it out....thanks
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Here's a few resources to help you get started:
http://www.welcometuscany.it/special...montecarlo.htm

(hopefully this link will work - http://translate.google.com/translat...vino%26hl%3Den

if not, google Lucca Strada del Vino and translate www.stradavinoeoliolucca.it
Thank you so much this is very helpful...
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Thank you so much this is very helpful...
You're welcome!

We're planning on doing a similar day when we're in Livorno, so I've started trying to dig up some resources.
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You're welcome!

We're planning on doing a similar day when we're in Livorno, so I've started trying to dig up some resources.
I know that within the walls of Lucca there are quaint shops and lovely restaurants. I have done some research myself, but I haven't been able to pinpoint the must sees. We are planning on having an authentic lunch and with the help of these boards I have narrowed down our choices to one or two possibilities. Have you decided on a walking route, or stops that you plan to see? That is where I am running into a bit of a road block...any help would be wonderful.....thanks in advance for any help you can offer.
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I know that within the walls of Lucca there are quaint shops and lovely restaurants. I have done some research myself, but I haven't been able to pinpoint the must sees
The city's tourism web site may help you with this: http://www.comune.lucca.it/flex/cm/p.../IDPagina/6552
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Interesting things to do and see in Lucca:
  • Walk/bicycle around the walls (much more fun than it sounds! )
  • See the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro - was once a Roman amphitheatre - have a coffee or a gelato at one of the cafes.
  • Visit the Duomo di San Martino (St Martin's Cathedral)
  • Climb the Torre Guinigi - lovely views, and there are oak trees growing out of the top of the tower.

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If anyone else comes up with any other information about Lucca, feel free to share. All information would be greatly appreciated.
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