Enjoy a day-long tour from Florence to Pisa, Lucca, and Forte dei Marmi. Discover the great art cities near the Tuscan coast and the famous Versilian Sea. Famous since the end of the 18th century, Forte dei Marmi is a seaside resort town that has attracted important and illustrious people, including Aldous Huxley and Henry Moore, and many Italian noble families. Pisa (world-renowned for its Leaning Tower) and Lucca (a small town of Etruscan origins, with Renaissance-era walls) await with some of the most stunning and famous architecture and art in Italy.
Available: all year long, on Wednesday and Saturday at 08:30am
Not available on December 25 and January 1.
Duration: 11 hours
Included: Pick up and drop off at your hotel (if in city center), transport in luxury minivan, licensed English speaking driver-guide
Not included: anything that is not specifically mentioned under “included”.
Minimum 4 people to confirm the tour
Maximum 8 people per group
ATTENTION: tour includes places of worship - appropriate clothing is required, no shorts and sleeveless tops. Comfortable shoes advised.
The driver-guide leads the tour providing general introductory information. He is not allowed to lead a guided visit inside a city center, nor to provide historical and artistic information inside museums or churches.
CHILDREN: Please let us know if you have children with you. Excursions are free for children under the age of two, if accompanied by an adult (one per each child). For children from age two to eight, a 50% reduction will be applied to the fee.
MINIMUM NUMBERS and CONFIRMATION: Tour operator can only confirm an excursion when minimum number of persons required is reached. If tour is not confirmed, cost of the visit will be entirely refunded. Weekend a Firenze is not responsible for eventual changes or cancellations to the programs offered. Please send us the name and fax number of your hotel in Florence by email so we can send you the confirmation there one working day prior to the tour date.
- All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour to be reimbursed free of charge.
- If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date,10% of the fee will have to be paid.
- From two days prior to the course beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.
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Art and the Scent of the Sea: Pisa, Lucca, Forte dei Marmi
Lucca lies along the road from Florence towards the coast. It is a charming city of art, surrounded by Renaissance-era tree-lined walls, which are interrupted by beautiful doors and impressive bastions. You can start with a beautiful walk along a stretch of the city walls, enjoy a panoramic view on roofs, alleys, tower-houses, churches and aristocratic palaces of the city, and then move into the small historic town center.
Discover Piazza S. Michele, the heart of the city, with the splendid Basilica in white limestone (12th – 14th century) and Palazzo Pretorio. Pass by the characteristic shops overlooking the squares and narrow streets until you reach Piazza del Mercato. Notice the piazza’s particular shape due to the fact that it was built on the vestiges of the Roman amphitheater dating back to the second century BC. Then, visit the famous Gothic Cathedral of San Martino (11th century) with the sculptural masterpiece of the tomb of Ilaria del Carretto and discover the characteristic Torre Guinigi with its unusual hanging gardens on top.
After a short car ride, you reach the splendid expanse of the Versilia coast in one of the most famous tourist seaside resorts of the Mediterranean sea - Forte dei Marmi. Prized by aristocrats, celebrities and sports stars, the seaside town lies on long sandy beaches against the backdrop of the magnificent Apuan Alps. During your free time you can take the occasion to admire the old town with many elegant shops, high fashion boutiques and outdoor cafes and to walk in the shade of the palm trees on the waterfront, where sumptuous villas rise amidst the pine groves.
Do not miss the opportunity to try the fragrant seafood in one of the many restaurants along the waterfront, and during the summer, enjoy an unforgettable swim in the warm waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea with the spectacular backdrop of the sparkling white marble of the Apuan Alps.
Then, in the afternoon, your tour moves inland to the famous city of Pisa, to the glittering Piazza dei Miracoli, UNESCO World Heritage Site, where the peerless masterpieces in marble rise from the green lawn. The famous Leaning Tower, the magnificent Baptistery, the stunning Cathedral, and the Monumental Graveyard are among the highest expressions of Romanesque architecture of the twelfth and thirteenth centuries and house works of immense artistic value.
All client cancellations must arrive up to 8 days before the date of the tour to be reimbursed free of charge. If you cancel 8 to 2 days before the date,10% of the fee will have to be paid. From two days prior to the course beginning, the payment of the entire amount will be due and no reimbursement will be granted.