We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Save
Share
Review Highlights
LUCCA, PISA

We had the great fortune to have Elena provide us three fantastic and informational days in Itlay... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Discover607277
via mobile
Lucca, Monte Carlo wine and cheese, Pisa

After looking for a tour of Lucca, my husband David and I were so fortunate to find Elena!!! She... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kathy S
via mobile
Read all 107 reviews
67
All photos (67)
Full view
Certificate of Excellence
Traveller Overview
  • Excellent96%
  • Very good3%
  • Average1%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“cooking class”(10 reviews)
“monte carlo”(6 reviews)
“few days”(5 reviews)
About
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Local Weather
Powered by Weather Underground
23°
13°
Sep
19°
10°
Oct
13°
Nov
Contact
55015 Montecarlo, Italy
Website
+39 340 612 8485
Call
Reviews (107)
Filter reviews
80 results
Traveller rating
78
1
1
0
0
Traveller type
Time of year
LanguageEnglish
More languages
78
1
1
0
0
Show reviews that mention
All reviewscooking classmonte carlofew dayswine toursmall groupwonderful tourdifferent wineslook no furtheran unforgettable experiencewalking tourgreat englishlovely personduring our staymaking surechocolate shopfood and wineexcellent wine
FilterEnglish
Updating list...
1 - 10 of 80 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had the great fortune to have Elena provide us three fantastic and informational days in Itlay. Her personality is contagious after the first five minutes touring. The knowledge she passed on was provided in a manner that things are easy to understand and remember....More

1  Thank Discover607277
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

After looking for a tour of Lucca, my husband David and I were so fortunate to find Elena!!! She was so friendly and warm and welcomed us to her hometown of Lucca. She shared what she loved about her town as well as the history...More

1  Thank Kathy S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We splurged to book a cooking class with Elena on the last day of our trip, and spending time with Elena was so worth it! She took our requests regarding food (ie. things we could source easily back in the UK) and the cooking class...More

Thank suzanne767
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Suzanne, many thanks for taking time writing a review on our cooking and history class of august 2018. I wait for you and your husband ( friends and relatives if you think of a bigger group in Tuscany for holidays), I hope will will...More

Reviewed July 21, 2018 via mobile

We visited Lucca for my mum’s 60th birthday and the wine tasting tour with Elena was definitely the highlight! I highly recommend that if you do anything in Lucca it should be one of Elena’s tours! We enjoyed all Elena’s interesting facts - she literally...More

1  Thank jtking160
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded July 22, 2018

Thank you and happy birthday again! You have a splendid family, I have enjoyed the time spent with you, hope to meet you in the future for more tours together!

Reviewed July 6, 2018

What a great day my friends and I had with Elena. She kept us entertained all day with interesting facts about the area and jokes. After collecting us from our accommodation Elena took us on a tour of the amazing Villa Torrigiani before a wine...More

Thank gvt48
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2018

Thanks so much for taking your time in writing your review on the trip to Villa Torrigiani e the wine tasting together, hope to meet you soon in my region! kindest regards

Reviewed May 7, 2018

Thank you so much to Elena and Stefano for giving my friends and I a truly unforgettable and authentic experience. We visited the town of Montecarlo and two wineries, and we still cannot stop talking about how much fun we had. Elena was so informative...More

Thank Martha G
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded May 9, 2018

Dear Martha, thanks for being with us in the wine-experience of Montecarlo, we wait for you in future for more wines to try, more history, and fun. your guide, Elena

Reviewed April 30, 2018

What a wonderful day my friends and I had with Elena. Not only did we have an amazing tour of Montecarlo Italy, but enjoyed a beautiful day under the Tuscan sun at two local wineries. Elena not only provided us with stories and knowledge about...More

1  Thank abbig123
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded May 2, 2018

Thank you so much for taking time writing a review on our experiences together. I wait for you in the near future for more experiences together. It was a pleasure meeting and guiding you.

Reviewed March 29, 2018

In the bucolic hills and fields of Tuscany, get to know the walled city of Lucca c. 1100BC. Learn from an experienced, intelligent Lucia-Born guide of the Roman era and Medieval history of this absolutely beautiful town. Featured in A Portrait of a Lady, breathtaking...More

2  Thank erinbrindle77
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2018

Dear Erin, many thanks for your review, I am glad you enjoyed what I arranged for you and your special group. Waiting for you in the near future, your guide Elena ( not Lucia).

Reviewed March 20, 2018

If you want an intimate tour of Lucca from a passionate and knowledgeable local, look no further. Elena speaks great English, and is warm and genuinely excited about sharing Lucca with you. From the city walls, to the cafe and chocolate shop to the churches...More

2  Thank Shmave
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2018

Thank you so much for taking your time writing about our experiences together, I am glad you enjoyed Lucca and the cooking class with the wine tasting. I wait for you in the near future for more guided tour with me, always happy to share...More

Reviewed March 11, 2018

We booked with Elena with only two days notice and she delivered one of our best experiences in Italy. We met her at Fattoria Il Poggio in Montecarlo. Our chef only spoke Italian so she translated as he demonstrated what to do and asked us...More

1  Thank JoshuaAndrew2018
Elena B, Owner at Discover Lucca with Elena, responded to this reviewResponded March 13, 2018

Dear Joshua, many thanks for your review, I was glad to meet you and your sweet wife, I hope to guide you in the near future and arrange some more cooking classes and wine tours in Lucca's area. ciao!

View more reviews
Nearby
Nearby HotelsSee all 4 hotels in Montecarlo
Hotel La Vecchiaccia
81 reviews
1.38 km away
Hotel Le Cerbaie
74 reviews
3.03 km away
Borgo La Torre
121 reviews
3.16 km away
Hotel Cavalieri del Tau
420 reviews
4.05 km away
Nearby RestaurantsSee all 37 restaurants in Montecarlo
Ristorante Giuliani Di Marco Giuliani
122 reviews
1.45 km away
Osteria Martinelli
397 reviews
1.32 km away
Pizzeria Da Dolfo
51 reviews
1.52 km away
Ristorante Osteria Il Fornello
215 reviews
1.24 km away
Nearby AttractionsSee all 9 attractions in Montecarlo
Pasticceria Principe
41 reviews
1.61 km away
Sagra Del Carciofo Fritto
14 reviews
3.25 km away
Propositura di San Michele Arcangelo - Santuario Maria SS. del Buon Consiglio
14 reviews
3.64 km away
Questions & Answers
Ask a question
Sandra D
June 10, 2018|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Paul S | Property representative |
She has many suggested tours on her own website, but she will be able to combine and customize to suit your tastes. See her site at Discover Lucca with Elena.
1
Vote
Dettorifan
May 5, 2018|
Answer
Response from Paul S | Property representative |
Absolutely yes! That's because Elena does custom tours and she has grown up in the area. She will know exactly where a person with limited mobility can go. You just need to explain your desires and limitations.
2
Votes
Nancy S
April 11, 2017|
AnswerShow all 3 answers
Response from Elena B | Property representative |
Hallo dear Aunty Nancy, so glad to hear from you, I did not receive request for may, did Nancy write herself? Could you please tell her to write me again? I have several days available on May, it depends when she is... More
0
Votes