First stop on this small group tour is Lucca, a beautiful walled city that lies between Florence and the Tuscan coast. Its 16th century walls are still intact and are topped with trees and a walkway, allowing for a wonderful view over the rooftops. The walking tour of the sites within the walls includes Piazza San Michele, with its splendid 12th to 14th-century basilica; the circular Piazza del Mercato, built on the remains of an ancient Roman amphitheater and lined with charming shops; the 11th-century Gothic cathedral of San Martino; and the Guinigi Tower.
After leaving Lucca, your next stop is the coastal town of Forte dei Marmi. This resort has lured the upper crust of society to its sandy beaches and stately villas since the beginning of the 19th century; its spectacular backdrop is the white marble of the Apuan Alps, sparkling in the sun. Here you will have some free time for lunch and a relaxing stroll or, in the warmer months, a swim in the Tyrrhenian Sea.
In the afternoon you will visit the city of Pisa and Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that includes the world-famous Leaning Tower. You will also get to see the magnificent baptistery, the stunning cathedral and the monumental cemetery that was rebuilt after being bombed during World War II. After having spent a full day admiring the art treasures of western Tuscany, you will be escorted back to your hotel in Florence.
|From Nov 01, 2017 to Oct 31, 2018||$167.00 per person|
|From Nov 01, 2018 to May 31, 2019||$251.00 per person|
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