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Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

1. Lucca: 1 Day Vespa and Scooter Rental

Pickup your Vespa or scooter from the meeting point, get kitted out with the necessary gear, then hit the road where your adventure begins. Spend the day exploring Lucca and its surroundings according to your own preferences. Visit some of the region’s most famous and historic villas, stop at the impressive Devil’s Bridge in Borgo a Mozzano, pass by the sprawling vineyards and olive groves in Montecarlo, or see the thermal baths in Bagni di Lucca. By the end of the day, you’ll have seen the very best that the area has to offer, and experienced a thrilling ride.

Lucca: Self-Guided Bike Tour to the Wine Roads

2. Lucca: Self-Guided Bike Tour to the Wine Roads

Set off on a day trip in the typical Tuscan countryside with its ups and downs on this self-guided bike tour from Lucca. At the shop, you'll receive instructions to follow from a customized itinerary on a free app for mobile and all accessories to safely enjoy your journey. Following local roads, you'll first visit the famous historical villa area by cycling next to Villa Oliva, Villa Grabau, Villa Reale, and Villa Torrigiani. Then, proceed to the wine roads from Lucca hills up to the beautiful hamlet of Montecarlo. Ride your bicycle on local roads passing wineries, small farms, olive groves, and enchanting views. Get recommendations on where to stop to have the best Tuscan lunch or to taste quality local wines. The way back will be easier, first downhill and then flat by secondary roads up to Lucca.

Viareggio: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

3. Viareggio: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home, enjoying an exclusive cooking show and tasting authentic recipes treasured in family cookbooks passed down by real Italian "Mammas". Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people. You will enjoy a 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, dessert, and drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, and coffee).

Viareggio: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

4. Viareggio: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your local expert cook and immerse yourself in a cooking class learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of the region. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes for a delicious starter, pasta, and dessert. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes so you can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Once the end result is ready, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Viareggio: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

5. Viareggio: Market Tour & Meal with a Local Cook

Make a beautiful meal and a beautiful memory with a market tour and home-cooked dinner hosted by a local chef. Arrive at the home of your expert cook. Explore the market and shop like a local. Learn how to recognize the best produce. Afterward, return to your host’s home and enjoy a private cooking demonstration. Gain insight into Italian cuisine as your host reveals the secrets of her family’s cookbook. Watch as a delicious meal is prepared before your eyes. Once the food is ready, sit down at an authentic Italian dinner. Enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Chat with your host as you share a delicious meal together. Enjoy a selection of red and white wines from regional cellars, as well as an after-dinner coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

From Viareggio: Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Wine Tasting

6. From Viareggio: Siena, San Gimignano & Chianti Wine Tasting

Exclusive tour for a beautiful journey through the Tuscan countryside on board to a mini-van tour that takes you to medieval cities and a winery, where you’ll sample delicious local wines. Your first stop is in San Gimignano, one of the most idyllic hilltop towns in Tuscany, and known as the Manhattan of the Renaissance. Discover the many medieval towers that bear witness to the wealth of its merchants in the 12th and 13th centuries. The drive continues through vineyards and rolling hills to charming Siena, where you’ll visit its historic center that’s a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Siena boasts a wealth of architectural treasures, from the distinctive black and white cathedral to its central Piazza del Campo, which is best known for the city’s historic Palio di Siena horse racing tradition. Your guide will give you the insider scoop about Siena and ensure you get a real feel for traditional life in this idyllic city. The tour continues through the magical landscape of the Tuscan hills, where you’ll stop to visit an old farm and taste 2 fine wines as you take in the picture-perfect views.

Viareggio: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

7. Viareggio: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Viareggio

The electric bikes we rented were fantastic! The staff was incredibly helpful with matching us to our skill level. What a fun day!

Super nette Leute. Super Erfahrung. Würde ich wieder buchen.