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Year 1808. Elisa Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon and wife of Felice Baciocchi, was appointed Grand
Duchess of Tuscany.
Her keen intelligence combined with a particular ambition, transform Lucca in a capital city,
placing it in competition with others big european cities.
The Principality of Lucca is tied to a process of transformation and innovation, intended to modify
the functional and formal city.
Routes offered by Luccaintuscany are a journey through time, to discover the extraordinary work
of beautification and numerous changes made in the public interest under the regency of Elisa
Bonaparte, a real fresh breath of fresh air that will be perceived in this paths.

Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Places of interest: LUCCA (city centre)


Day 1:
09:30 am Meeting of participants in the city center (Piazzale Verdi) and beginning of guided tour following the route: Piazzale Verdi – Piazza Napoleone (history of the construction of the square and the statue of Maria Luisa) - Palazzo Ducale (historical up to Elisa Baciocchi, hints architecture year 1800, Staircase Nottolini, Carrara Court, District of the Throne) - Cathedral - Botanical Garden - Porta Elisa (explanation great project of Elisa Bonaparte therein Palaces Froussard and Matteucci)
01:00 pm Lunch.
02:30 pm The tour continues with: Villa Bottini, Palazzo Mansi (as the residence of the spouses Raffaele Mansi and Camilla Parensi respectively prime minister and the first lady of honor of the Princess Elisa Bonaparte. Upstairs three portraits of Princess Elisa Bonaparte by Three different artists).
04:30 pm At the end of the guided tour accommodation in the city center.
In the evening, following the schedule of the season, to participate in cultural events and entertainment. Overnight.

Day 2:
Full day dedicated to the discovery of Lucca with free excursions in the historic center or delicious tastings inside farms in the countryside of Lucca.

Price per person: € 110,00
(Minimum 8 participants – rate refers to the period of low season )

The price includes:
- Overnight in city center hotel in double room breakfast included
- Guided full day in the historical center of Lucca
- Ticket entrance where required
- Lunch in restaurant