Walking on Lucca’s hills

Half-day walking tour

Children 8-14 years: 50% discount when accompanied by at least 2 adults
Private tour


Active Days
Mon, Tues, Wed, Thur, Fri, Sat
Active Months
Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct


A place where time has stopped: the city of Lucca is just a few kilometers away, but on these hills, you will breathe the air of a remote world. 

From the parking lot, where the excursion starts, we walk along the paved road, usually with little traffic. The route winds through Renaissance villas, once the summer residences of rich silk merchants, and medieval Romanesque churches in white limestone. A country lane leads us to the first two imposing villas, visible from the outside. We return to the main road just to cross the first of the two Romanesque churches: St. Andrea di Gattaiola. 

We will admire a pleasant and silent landscape, immersed in what looks like a painting by 19th-century landscapers. From here we begin to climb paths through the olive groves: the oil in these area is a product of excellence that has been exported for centuries. Halfway through we meet the other church, from where we have a panoramic view of the plain of Lucca. On the way back we cross a chestnut wood and, before going back down, we have the opportunity to admire a recently built architecture. It’s Villa Farfalla: a building in local stone, born from the inspiration of the Belgian architect Bouquillon. We close the loop returning to the cars.

A special experience that embraces Lucca and its surrounding environment.

Experience Characteristics 


Suggested equipment

Closed shoes, comfortable clothing, water bottle Hat and sunscreen recommended in summer

Suitable for


Included 1

Environmental tour guide

Not Included 2

Transfer to the meeting point
Anything not mentioned in “Includes”


Presentation of the host 

Hi everyone! My name is Alessandro, I’m 46 years old, I was born and have always lived in Lucca. For several years, together with my wife Federica, we have been involved in hiking and biking guided tours, in safety, in the Tuscan territory. Being a guide allows me to introduce people to the landscapes, the beauties and the uniqueness of my land, and to the places where I grew up. My experiences include discovering local activities and products, in full respect of the environment, moving slowly, in order to capture every extraordinary detail.

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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