VILLAGES AND NATURE FROM LUCCA TO PISA
5 days/4 nights – Available all year round
Art and Culture, Nature and Landscapes
A tour to discover characteristic villages surrounded by hills and vineyards, fascinating aristocratic villas and a spectacular nature reserve with sand dunes, incredibly green pine forests, lush woods and fragrant Mediterranean bush.
First day: Lucca
We are going to arrive in Lucca, meet the guide and have a guided tour of the old town. The visit includes a walking tour inside the imposing 16th century city walls with the visit of the Duomo di San Martino, known for housing a woodcarving of the Virgin Mary with Child made by a 16th century sculptor called Jacopo della Quercia. At the end of the visit you are going to have free time to enjoy the city. Check-in to a 4-star restaurant in Lucca. Dinner in a historic restaurant located in the city centre. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Second day: Lucca – Barga and Garfagnana
After breakfast, we are going to relocate to the Serchio valley located near Garfagnana (region of central Italy in Tuscany), for a guided tour of Barga. Before reaching Barga, we are going to stop to take some pictures of the Ponte del Diavolo (Devil’s bridge), fascinating structure located in Borgo a Mozzano. Then we are going to have a guided tour of Barga, a perfectally preserved medieval town, and awarded with the Bandiera Arancione del Touring (Orange Flag), a recognition of quality to small towns in Italy for excellency in tourism, hospitality and the environment. Lunch (not included in the offer). In the afternoon, we are going to visit Castelnuovo Garfagnana and its superb fortress. At the end of the visit we are going back to the hotel in Lucca. Dinner at the restaurant and overnight stay.
Third day: Lucca – Marlia – Capannori
After breakfast we are going to relocate to the town of Marlia to visit the Villa Reale di Marlia Park. At the end of the visit we are going to have lunch at the restaurant. In the afternoon, we are going to relocate and visit the nearby Villa Torrigiani and its garden. At the end of the visits we are going back to the hotel in Lucca. Dinner (not included in the offer) and overnight stay.
Fourth day: Lucca – Pisa
After breakfast, we are going to relocate to Pisa and have a guided tour of the city. We are going to marvel at Ponte di Mezzo, Borgo Stretto, the S. Michele in Borgo Church, Piazza dei Cavalieri and Piazza dei Miracoli, the Bell tower, the Battistero, the Duomo and San Francesco Church. Lunch (not included in the offer). At the end of the visits, we are going to check-in to a 4-star hotel in Pisa. Dinner in a historic restaurant located in the city centre. Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
Fifth day: Pisa – Parco Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli
After breakfast, we are going to relocate to the Parco Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli, the most important nature reserve on the Tuscan coast. After the visit to the Tenuta San Rossore, heart of the park and largest pine forest in Europe, we continue with the Oasi Lipu near Lake Massaciuccoli. A the end of the visit, we are going to have lunch at the restaurant. After lunch, we are going back to the place of arrival and that is the end of our services. Possible additions or integrations may be added to the main program based on the client’s preferences.
The best time to visit Lucchesia, an historical area of Tuscany, is when camellias are blossoming, between March and April when every year a town called Pieve e Sant’Andrea di Compito hosts an exhibition called Mostra Antiche Camelie della Lucchesia. The Borgo delle Camelie is a small paradise where you can marvel at camellias of all colours, ranging from red to soft pink, from purple to pearl white.
It is possible to join this itinerary with another one. Further additional tours could be available based on seasonality.
- 3 overnight stays in a 4-star hotel in Lucca with breakfast included;
- 1 overnight stay in a 4-star hotel in Pisa with breakfast included;
- 1 lunch and 3 dinners at the restaurant;
- Guided tours with a specialised guide as scheduled;
- Admissions as scheduled;
- Bus transfers with a private coach.
- Tourist taxes;
- Additional admissions;
- Tips, drinks and everything not included in “included” section.