Montecarlo, enchanting town

Secrets and marvels of Lucca’s defensive bastion

Private tour


Active Days

All Week

Active Months

All Year


Montecarlo, a stunning town a few kilometres from Lucca, had been used in the past as a defensive bastion to protect the city-state and the surrounding valley from the attacks of the Republics of Florence and Pisa. Not only was Montecarlo known for its former military uses and for its historical and artistic beauties, but also as the land of the finest D.O.C. red wines – a designation obtained in 1969 – and the prestigious D.O.P. extra virgin olive oil.

Montecarlo owes its name to Charles IV of Bohemia, who established it in the 14th century. It is located on the world-famous Wine and Olive Oil Road of Lucca, on the ruins of the ancient Vivinaia.

Discover the secrets and the marvels of the city, strolling around its medieval alleys and visiting the magnificent Medici fortress, left unscathed, and the small theatre, a small jewel of Baroque art and one of the smallest theatres in Europe.

Experience Characteristics 


Suggested equipment

Comfortable sportswear

Suitable for


Included 1

Guided tour of Montecarlo

Not Included 1

Admission ticket to the fortress (5€)


Presentation of the host 

Massimo is passionate about art and all the charming things Italy and its rich history have to offer. For 20 years, tourists from all over the world have been admiring Massimo’s adoptive city and its beauties, Lucca, a Renaissance fortress in the green heart of the Piana and its wonderful surroundings. He constantly seeks new stimuli to widen his horizon and show his followers unique and unexplored sites.

Additional information

The price and the program may vary depending on the dates, the number of participants, weather conditions and any external factor. In case of groups of more than 8 people, please contact Discover Piana di Lucca to obtain preferential rates and for any customization. Tours will be carried out following all the guidelines established in order to avoid the spread of Covid-19 virus.

Payment and cancellation policy

Immediate payment of the total amount of the reservation by credit card.

You can cancel free of charge up to 4 days before check-in. After this period, a 100% charge will apply.

Technical organization

This package is managed and sold by Geosfera Viaggi of Globe Inside SRL – Via C. Marx, 60, 60022 Castelfidardo (AN) – P. Iva 02628520344 – Polizza R.C. n.194180 Allianz, provided with an appropriate insurance to cover civil liability in favor of the consumer.

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