An out of the ordinary private shore excursion, that will allow you visit one of the most fascinating and beautiful regions of Italy.
Driving along the Arno river, we will arrive to Pisa, where our adventure begins. Home to one of Italy’s most famous landmarks, the Leaning Tower, Pisa offers a whole variety of attractions.You will be able to visit the very University where Galileo Galilei studied, before making a stop at the Leaning Tower square to explore the Duomo, the Baptistery, and the ancient city walls.
Leaving Pisa behind, we will be on our way to the picturesque fortress town of Lucca. An ancient city of Roman origins (it became a Latin colony in 180 BC), it still maintains the same urban layout and exposes the well preserved remains of the first fortifications and the amphitheatre. It is known as “the city of the hundred churches”, because of the great amount of them that still remain in the area, some of them deconsacrated. These antique buildings can be found both inside the famous walls that enclose the city, that were fortified to protect the city from military attacks in the Middle Ages, and also in the neighbouring areas.
Many well preserved Middle Age palaces can fe found in the historical centre of the city of Lucca, amongst which the most ancient European State Mint, established in 650 a.C. Some of the recommended places to visit are the Church of San Michele in Foro, the Church of San Giovanni and the Cathedral of San Martino, a chapel built by Matteo Civitali that houses the sculpture of the Volto Santo. The Torre Guinigi with its 44 stories with the characteristic Holm oak planted on its summit.
With its very romantic atmosphere, Lucca is the perfect place to take a walk, following the designs of old walls that have been transformed into a park and enjoy the fascinating scenery of the cityscapes and its many bell towers.
Your adventure awaits!
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