LUCCA AND HISTORIC VILLAS – full day

Lucca is a small medieval town in the heart of Tuscany.
Its strategic location and its 85,000 inhabitants make it a quiet, pleasant and desirable tourist destination.
Many famous people have been linked to this ancient village: some that stand out among these include Dante Alighieri, who spent much his exile from Florence in Lucca, the sister of Napoleon Bonaparte, Elisa Bonaparte Baciocchi, to whom the Porta Elisa gate in the city walls was dedicated. The two great prides of the city are still, however, the great composer, Giacomo Puccini, born in Lucca in 1858 and author of wonderful operatic works, such as “La Boheme” and “Madama Butterfly”, and the city walls.
The entire route that encircles the city centre is ideal for walking and cycling in the open air; the walls are around 4.2 km ( 2,61 mi ) long and are easy to walk along as motor vehicles are not permitted.

In the countryside of Lucca there are 300 historical villas built between the 16th and the 17th century by the rich silk merchants as country residences.

Let’s go to discover them together!

 

PROGRAMME

Pick up at 9:00 in hotel and transfer TO Lucca with our bus.

Walking tour of the town with our guide and time for free lunch.

In the afternoon visit to some historical villas in the surroundings of Lucca.

Return in Pisa with our bus and drop off hotel at about 6:00 pm.

 

PRICE

59 EURO per person, villas tickets included (minimum 8 people)