Tuscany Tour in Pisa and Lucca
Private day tour in Tuscany visiting Lucca and Pisa with luxury sedan or minivan and English speaking driver.
Sightseeing tour visiting Lucca, Pisa and its leaning tower with private transportation from Siena, Florence, Cortona, Montepulciano, Pienza, Montalcino, Chianti (Greve, Gaiole, Castellina, Radda), San Gimignano, Arezzo, Perugia, Assisi and from all Tuscany and Umbria.
- Private daytrip in Pisa and Lucca from Tuscany with private English speaking driver and transportation
- Learn all about the history of Pisa and Lucca and view the beautiful art and architecture
- View the famous Leaning Tower of Pisa and the stunning Miracle’s Square
- The best of Lucca strolling the city walls and its city center and enjoying the charming Piazza dell’Anfiteatro
- Behind the scene: Lucca, hometown of the famous compositor Puccini
Discover two of the most fascinating Tuscan cities with a day trip to Pisa and Lucca with private car service and English speaking driver from all Tuscany.
The Tuscany tour starts in Pisa, getting ready to strike a pose with its tower, one of the most famous symbols of Tuscany and Italy. Do not miss the chance to visit Piazza dei Miracoli, with the magnificent cathedral in white Carrara marble, the baptistery and especially with the incredible Leaning Tower, or maybe go for a walk on central Piazza dei Cavalieri or along the Lungarni, meeting places of this city, one of the most famous and fascinating of all Tuscany.
The other stop of the tour in Tuscany is the beautiful city of Lucca. Nicknamed “the city of one hundred churches”, hometown of the Italian compositor Puccini, Lucca is enclosed by the impressive renaissance city wall with huge gates and ramparts, today perfectly preserved and to be visited walking along the Passeggiata delle Mura. Strolling along the charming streets of antique shops you will visit the Guinigi Tower and magnificent San Michele church, concluding the tour in Lucca in the its charming square Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, sitting at the table of an outdoor bar, experiencing the atmosphere of this evocative urban space, and of this fascinating city.
Departure available from:
- The day tour in Tuscany visiting Pisa and Lucca is a private tour available from Siena, Cortona, Montepulciano, Montalcino, Pienza, Florence, San Gimignano, Chianti (Radda, Gaiole, Greve, Castellina), Assisi, Arezzo, Perugia, Orvieto, Todi, Spoleto, Spello, Gubbio and from all Tuscany, Umbria and Italy.
- approximately 8/9 hours
- Qualified and professional English speaking driver
- Luxury vehicle (Mercedes-Benz or equivalent)
- Head office assistance and insurance coverage
- Complimentary water
- Wi-Fi on board
- Local tour guide for walking tours (on request)
- Traditional Tuscan lunch (on request)
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.
Do not miss! Piazza dei Miracoli, Cathedral, Leaning Tower, 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.
Do not miss! City Wall, Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, San Michele Church, Cuinigi Tower, Cathedral, Puccini birthplace.