A guided tour of Lucca and Pisa is the best way to discover
these two wonderful towns with due calm and in total comfort.
The cities of Lucca and Pisa are a few kilometres apart and
therefore can both be visited in one day. Nothing prevents you
from spending more time on them and therefore planning a guided
tour in Lucca and a guided tour in Pisa with a professional
guide. Contact me for any information.
In my proposal, I suggest starting the guided tour in Lucca and then continuing to Pisa. The order can also be reversed according to the needs of the visitor. During the guided tour in Lucca and Pisa, you have the opportunity to visit both cities to better know their history and their artistic heritage.
Lucca is located in the northern part of Tuscany, in an area where in the past various roads converged, with great availability of water: these are some of the factors that have made Lucca a rich and sought-after city by neighbouring cities, including Pisa and Florence.
During the guided tour in Lucca and Pisa we will investigate the reasons why Lucca managed to defend its political and economic independence until the modern era while Pisa had to capitulate to the nearby Florentine Republic.
Lucca is also a city of music, in every street the arias of the operas composed by Giacomo Puccini resound and, on request, during the guided tour of Lucca and Pisa, you can visit the birthplace of the great composer now transformed into an interesting museum.
Lucca was and is currently a destination for pilgrimages for
the presence of an important relic preserved in the Cathedral
of San Martino: The Holy Face. With our tour in Lucca
and Pisa, we visit the Duomo, an admirable example of Tuscan
Romanesque-Gothic architecture but where there are also
Renaissance masterpieces, such as the funeral monument of Ilaria
del Carretto by Jacopo della Quercia and The Last
Supper by Tintoretto.
During the guided tour in the historic center of Lucca then we cannot avoid a stop in the magnificent Amphitheatre square: sitting and sipping a good espresso or eating a tasty ice cream in what was once a Roman amphitheatre does not happen every day.
The second part of the guided tour of Lucca and Pisa is dedicated to the city of the Leaning Tower. Pisa is known all over the world and its leaning tower has become a symbol of the whole of Italy along with the Colosseum and the Rialto Bridge in Venice. However, I would like to show you that exists also a city outside the walls of Piazza dei Miracoli and this is my goal during the guided tour.
We visit the Piazza dei Miracoli with the beautiful cathedral dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin, the Baptistery of San Giovanni, the monumental Cemetery and of course the bell tower. Do you know why the bell tower began to lean dangerously shortly after the foundation was laid and how the tower was then protected from collapse? I'll tell you about it during the guided tour in Pisa. If you want, on request, you can climb the tower and admire the view from above.
After the obligatory photographs at the Leaning Tower, we enter the historic center of Pisa and, walking through the medieval streets of the city, which survived the bombings of the war, we reach the Arno river. There are many interesting squares to see, shops that attract attention, inviting Cafes, small Romanesque churches. You will see that Pisa is not only that represented on postcards and you will be surprised. Pisa is a university city and during the walk, we stop to admire the wonderful facade of the Palazzo della Scuola Normale in Pisa, one of the most prestigious universities we have in Italy.
Did you know that in Pisa there is the oldest botanical garden
in the world? It was founded in 1543 and still houses plants
originating from the 5 continents. Galileo Galilei was born in
Pisa and here he carried out the first physics experiments,
bases of the modern scientific method. The guided tour in Lucca
and Pisa is an opportunity to visit two beautiful cities with a
professional guide who saves you time and leads you to discover
the history, traditions, curiosities, artistic masterpieces of
this piece of Tuscany.
Tuscany is not only an Italian region, it’s a place of the heart