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Pisa and Lucca Tour

Private Pisa and Lucca tour with English speaking driver and luxury chauffeured sedans, limos, minivans, minibuses

Pisa is a wonderful city, its tower is one of the most famous symbols of Tuscany, and of Italy in general. Do not miss the chance to visit the complex of Piazza dei Miracoli, with the magnificent cathedral in white marble and the incredible Leaning Tower, Piazza dei Cavalieri, testimony of the glorious past of naval power, or maybe go for a walk along the Lungarni, centre and meeting place of this city, one of the most famous and fascinating of all Tuscany.

The other stop of the tour is the beautiful city of Lucca. Nicknamed “the city of one hundred churches”, you will be able to visit the historical centre, rich with religious and civil buildings of great value. The centre is enclosed by the impressive renaissance wall, today perfectly preserved; it can be visited walking along the Passeggiata delle Mura. Finally it will be possible to conclude the tour in the charming Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, maybe sitting at the table of an outdoor bar, tasting the relaxing atmosphere of this evocative urban space, and of this fascinating city.


DETAILS

Duration: approximately 9 hours


Included: comfortable air conditioned vehicle, private driver (English speaking) at your disposal for duration of tour, taxes, fuel, parking, motorway tolls, meal of the driver, and of “our best”!


Not included: lunch, entrance fees to monuments or museums, wine tasting, and anything not specified as “Included”.


It is possible for the tour to leave from locations in Tuscany and Umbria, within the areas in which we operate (click here to view map) and, based on logistics, the specific programme can be modified. 



FOCUS ON

Pisa: The city’s origins are rather uncertain, but it was the Romans, because of the strategic importance of the place, to develop it, giving the first urban structure. After the collapse of the Roman Empire began the rise of the city, thanks above all to its port, which became one of the bigger ports of the western Mediterranean. It was exactly in the Middle Ages that the city was joined with Amalfi, Genoa and Venice, one of the four maritime republics which took control of traffic and business, enriching itself enormously and acquiring important political prestige. In 1284 it was severely defeated by Genoa, with the famous betrayal of Count Ugolino, described also by Dante Alighieri in the Divine Comedy (Inferno, Canto XXXIII). From this moment begins the phase of decline which culminates when the Medici rulers of Florence take possession of the city, annexing it to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany. It is to be remembered also that Pisa was the birthplace of a great scientist and astronomer, Galileo Galilei, and that it is home to major universities, and an important centre for research and scientific experimentation.

DON’T MISS!!! Piazza dei Miracoli, Cathedral,Torre Pendente, Piazza dei Cavalieri, Lungarni

Lucca: Founded by the Romans, the city began its development and increased importance in the Middle Ages. Being located along Via Francigena (imported roadway which linked Canterbury, France, Rome, and then Jerusalem) it was an important intermediate step, especially in religious terms (relic of  the holy face is visible in the cathedral today) and  thus developing trade (silk) and a strong banking and financial economy. Becoming a republic, it had many ways to reject the expansion of Florence, remaining independent until 1799, when it was conquered by the Austrians and passed under the control of Napoleon. In 1847 it was annexed to the Grand Duchy of Tuscany, to then became part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1861.

DON’T MISS!!! Renaissance Wall, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Cathedral