Private Pisa, Lucca and Wine Discovery
This private tour includes two very special cities in Tuscany, Pisa and Lucca, and introduces you to this beautiful area of Italy. Begin in Pisa, with its more than famous Leaning Tower and Piazza dei Miracoli. Then discover the fortress city of Lucca, still surrounded by its ancient walls, with small streets and only elliptical shaped Roman amphitheater.
Travel first to Pisa and see the incredible Leaning Tower, your visit to Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning tower is a must. Admire the beautiful square with the monuments built with Carrara Marble stone. The Leaning Tower, the Cathedral and the Baptistery seem to be floating on a green grass carpet.
Pisa, the ancient Maritime Republic was once a city of political and cultural importance. Today the city is now most famous for one of its architectural masterpieces, the Leaning Tower. Elsewhere in Pisa you can walk peaceful streets, admire the town's palazzi and university buildings, shop in the market areas and admire bridges and churches.
Among the most attractive churches are Santa Maria della Spina, a Gothic masterpiece on the banks of the Arno, and the octagonal Sant'Agata. Many visitors arriving at this university town visit the Piazza dei Miracoli, or Square of Miracles, where the tower, the Cathedral and Baptistery form the city's main attraction. Around the square's perimeter, you will also find the Camposanto, Opera del Duomo museum and Museum of the Sinopie. A few blocks away, the Piazza dei Cavalieri once was the heart of power in the city and later the headquarters of the Knights of St. Stephen.
Next you will tempt your taste buds with a wine and food tasting. Your local and knowledgeable tour operator has selected an excellent winery where you can sample the typical wine and food of the Tuscany region. This area is also known for exceptional olives, taste selections that have been prepared using the very best extra virgin olive oil of Italy.
Travel next to the medieval fortress town of Lucca, the town of a hundred churches. Walk in the medieval streets of the centre to visit the most important places of the town such as San Michele's in Foro church, the Amphitheatre Square, the Guinigi Tower and Napoleone Square.
Discover the iconic city walls of Lucca and learn the city is roughly oval, flat and not even one mile across. Within this span, there are no wide roads to cross, but a multitude of old churches, little piazzas, towers and family businesses. This is a town where you can dispense with a map and simply walk, and you will find many residents on bicycles. Lucca is the birthplace of Giacomo Puccini and is a perfectly preserved medieval town hidden behind its splendid Renaissance ramparts.
After a full day of adventure and new discoveries you will be returned to the port and your ship in time for boarding. Don't miss out on this opportunity to have a true taste of Tuscany and be immersed in her culture, book today.