DAY 6 – Wednesday, April 15, 2015
After breakfast at our hotel we Explore Tuscany with a full day excursion to Lucca and Pisa
Visit the stunning walled town of Lucca, described as Italy’s best-preserved medieval settlement. Peaceful narrow lanes wind among the medieval buildings, opening suddenly to reveal churches, tiny piazzas, and many other reminders of the city’s long history, including a Roman theatre, an extraordinary cathedral, medieval ramparts, and palaces galore.
After our tour of Lucca we’ll stop for lunch at one of Lucca’s premier and favorites spots.
Afternoon lunch we continue to Pisa visiting the Duomo (cathedral), built with the fantastic spoils captured during the Crusades; the Baptistery, built in the Romanesque Pisan style; the Camposanto (cemetery), in which the vast marble arcades are said to enclose soil brought back from the Holy Land; and, of course, the Leaning Tower, which started to tilt even before the third story was finished in 1274.
After our visit to Pisa we’ll return to Florence, your evening will be at your leisure