search two of tuscany’s showpiece cities on a 13-hour trip to pisa and lucca from san gimignano. admire the renaissance architecture of pisa, taking in the unesco-listed piazza dei miracoli with its leaning tower, cathedral, and cemetery. then, visit the medieval city of lucca. walk on the city walls and trip the old center to see highlights with the oval-shaped main piazza and cathedral. includes round-journey transport and a wine tasting in florence.
depart central san gimignano in the early morning and travel by air-conditioned car to pisa.
on arrival, set off on a directd trip of the city’s most important sights, with the unesco-listed piazza dei miracoli, whose name translates as the ‘square of the miracles.’
see the cathedral and cemetery, and admire the leaning tower. learn how the towerwas already tilting when it was completed in 1372, and go inside to experience the unique monument close-up. hear about pisa’s power during the middle ages from your direct, and finish your trip at a wine shop, tasting delicious local wines while learning about their production.
next, enjoy meal (own expense) or souvenir-hunting during some free time, and then continue to lucca. nestled in tuscany’s rolling hills, this lovely medieval city features sun-burnished townhouses and cobbled streets huddled within renaissance-era walls.
walk along part of the walls independently, absorbing the views over the rooftops, towers, churches, and palazzos.
then, search lucca’s historic center with a direct, admiring landmarks with the oval-shaped piazza dell’anfiteatro, guinigi tower, and cathedral, and delving into a cobbled street lined with antique shops.
lastly, return to san gimignano where your trip ends at the original starting point.