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PISA & LUCCA, the pearls of Tuscany, day trip

Pisa, home of the famous leaning tower and Lucca well known for its intact Renaissance-era city walls and monuments, are the pearls of Tuscany, 2 places not to be missed.

You will leave in the morning with your local English speaking tour guide from Florence Santa Maria Novella train station. During the trip to Pisa we will provide useful information and maps about the town and its monuments.

Once in Pisa you will have 2h free time to explore the famous piazza dei Miracles ( Square of Miracles), clim the bell tower of the Cathedral, known as "the leaning Tower of Pisa", visit the Duomo (the Cathedral), the Baptistry and the Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery) all this at your own time.

We will head to Lucca in the afternoon the birthplace of composers Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly),  where the walls around the old town are still intact and are the perfect place to admire the city all around. In Lucca you will have free time to check out the many churches that make this town special, the famous square piazza Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the narrow streets with shops selling the local products and antiques.

 

DETAILS:

WHEN Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
MEETING TIME 8:00am
MEETING POINT                     in front of the pharmacy located inside santa maria novella train station opposite platform 16
PRICE € 48
EURORAIL PASS € 30 Remember to bring your Eurorail pass in the morning
LEANING TOWER Add € 20 to climb the leaning tower of Pisa
INCLUDED IN THE PRICE                               Return train tickets to Pisa& Lucca, Local English Speaking guide, Return Bus tickets to the Square of Miracles, Maps and useful info during the entire trip.
RETURN 6:00pm

 

Additional Information

TOUR MEETING POINT:
  • You will leave in the morning with your local English speaking tour guide from Florence Santa Maria Novella train station. During the trip to Pisa we will provide useful information and maps about the town and its monuments.
  • 2h free time to explore Pisa at your own time, check out the shops, climb the tower and visit the Cathedral
  • We will head to Lucca in the afternoon the birthplace of composers Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème and Madama Butterfly),  where the walls around the old town are still intact and are the perfect place to admire the city all around. In Lucca you will have free time to check out the many churches that make this town special, the famous square piazza Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower, St. Martin’s Cathedral and the narrow streets with shops selling the local products and antiques.

Highlights

  • Snap photos of the puzzling Leaning Tower of Pisa and other monuments of Piazza dei Miracoli in Pisa
  • Climb to the top of the tower to see dramatic Pisa vistas on your free time
  • Enjoy the scenery from the train while reaching our destinations
  • Mingle with the locals
  • Explore the Roman ruins and ancient relics in the medieval walled city of Lucca
  • Hear the stories behind the landmarks like the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Teatro del Giglio, Guinigi Tower and Basilica di San Frediano
  • Stroll along the ancient city walls and through a pedestrian-only zone

Route

  1. Firenze
  2. Pisa
  3. Lucca