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Private Pisa & Lucca Tour

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From: $83.96

tour duration

8 Hours

start time

09:00 AM

Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat, Sun

meeting point

Pick-up at your hotel, more details at booking

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TOUR ITINERARY

You will depart with your private driver for a full day excursion to the beautiful Tuscan cities of Pisa and Lucca.

Pisa is best known its Leaning Tower, considered one of the seven wonders of the ancient world, however it offers much more in terms of artistic and architectural treasures. The tower shares the Piazza dei Miracoli with the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta, the Duomo of Pisa, as well as St John’s Baptistery. These three beautiful marble buildings are all stunning examples of Pisan Romanesque architecture, and are in fact the originators of this style which later spread through Tuscany. Other beautiful examples of Pisan architecture are the Duomo of San Martino, the Church of San Michael in Foro, and the Basilica of San Frediano in Lucca.

From Pisa, you will continue your tour to Lucca, famous above all for its intact Renaissance Era city walls. These fortifications have long since lost their purpose and are now a poetic pedestrian promenade going around the town’s old section. While in Lucca, you will have time to visit all the gorgeous churches, palaces and gardens on your own time. At the end of your visit, meet with your driver to return to your hotel.

TOUR INCLUSIONS

– Round trip transportation with private car

– Expert English speaking driver and guide

– Independent visit of Pisa

– Independent visit of Lucca

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

– Piazza dei Miracoli

– Pisa Duomo and Baptistery

– Leaning Tower

– Lucca Medieval walls

– Lucca historical city center

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
– Confirmation will be received at time of booking

– Voucher and detailed operator information, including local emergency numbers will be received three weeks before the date of your tour.

– Adult pricing applies to all travelers.

– The dress code for men and women is strictly enforced in Churches. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts.

Departure point:

Pick-up at your accommodation

Duration:
8 hours

Return details:
Drop-off at your Accommodation

Lucca

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Located on the River Serchio in Tuscany is the charming medieval town of Lucca. It is particularly famous for its intact Renaissance-era city walls, which are now a poetic pedestrian promenade that encircles the old town. It is also known as the birthplace of the famed composer Giacomo Puccini.

Originally founded by the Etruscans, Lucca became a Roman settlement around 180 BCE. The town slowly grew following Roman urban planning with forums, squares and theatres; in fact, the influence of an amphitheatre can be seen in the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. During the early middle ages, Lucca was an important fortified town, later flourishing in the 11th century via the profitable silk trade that rivaled even Byzantium’s in terms of quality. Over the centuries, Lucca was occupied, sold, surrendered and liberated a number of times until the town managed to claim independence in the early 17th century. It maintained it until it was conquered by Napoleon in 1805, then eventually lost independence in the mid-19th century and gradually became part of the newly unified Italian State.

Things to see

Aside from the well preserved walls that surround the town, Lucca offers many beautiful churches, palaces and gardens. The Cattedrale di San Martino, also known as the Duomo di Lucca, is a Romanesque-Gothic cathedral originally built in the 11th century. It was rebuilt and expanded a few times, namely the western side in the early 1200s and the nave in the 1300s. San Michele in Foro, located in Piazza San Michele, is a Romanesque church dating back to the 11th century. Its most notable feature is the façade, built in the 13th century and composed of a series of sculptures and inlays. The clock tower of Lucca rises from Via Fillungo and offers from its top a breathtaking view of the city and surrounding countryside.