Explore the glorious countryside and medieval towns of Tuscany in the friendly atmosphere. Leaving the beaten track, you and your companions will have the chance to see hidden places few others reach.
Your tour will also include some of the Italy's finest gems. Most famous is Pisa with its leaning cathedral bell-tower, but the ancient walled towns of San Miniato and Lucca are also full of architectural and historical treasures.
Enjoy churches with gorgeous frescoes, perfectly proportioned Romanesque buildings and a square that was once a Roman amphitheater. Walk on sixteenth century walls in Italy's only completely walled town and savour lunch in a traditional trattoria.
And that’s not all, you will also learn about the most expensive truffle in the world!
You will be picked up in an air-conditioned vehicle from your hotel in Florence and travel with your English-speaking driver through the picturesque Tuscan landscape for your Treasures of Tuscany – Private Tour.
The vehicle is allowed to drive in the center of all cities so, unlike a bus tour, you do have not to walk great distances.
Your first 1 hour stop San Miniato, a jewel of a city strategically situated on three small hills and world famous for its delicious, high quality white truffle. San Miniato's 14th century Church of San Domenico is rich with beautiful frescoes and and terracotta work. The Cathedral or Duomo features a massive bell-tower with an unusual asymmetrical clock.
The tour continues with a 1.5 hour stop in the university city of Pisa, famous for its medieval architecture, in particular the spectacular Leaning Tower. Piazza dei Miracoli, where the Tower stands, is one of the world's main centers for medieval art, and contains Pisa's Romanesque Cathedral, Baptistry and Camposanto. Another fine square, Piazza dei Cavalieri, is bounded by the historic Scuola Normale, one of the most famous universities in the world.
The last stop is for 3 hours in the elegant town of Lucca, where you can enjoy a light lunch (drinks not included) in an authentic trattoria. Thus refreshed, you can walk the famous sixteenth century walls and explore the enchanting center. Here you will find the splendid oval Piazza Anfiteatro, originally a Roman Ampitheater, the Duomo di San Martino and the Torre Giunigi, which has stunning views from the top.
On returning to Florence at the end of your tour, you will be dropped off at your hotel.
It was nice privet tour to Pisa from Florence, it was not a long ride – or I thought so –; first we went to see San Minito, there were not much to see other than a church and a... Waleed Alfadhel
Professional and exceptional service. Excellent choice of itinerary (last minute change to skip wine tasting) and restaurant. The beach by the restaurant and the 4-person bike... Elinor-Kit-Ying Lam
Start time: Between 0900h (09:00am) - 1000h (10:00am), depending on your hotel location (exact timing will be confirmed on booking the tour)
Duration: 10 hours
Your hotel in Florence.
(Please mention your hotel details at the time of booking. If you do not have this information now, please contact the local activity operator 48 hours prior to the start of the tour with these details)
Your hotel in Florence
Please call the activity operator at least 24 hours prior to start of the tour for reconfirming departure details
Participants are requested to wait in Hotel Lobby
A minimum of 2 persons is required
The maximum number for this small group tour is up to 8 people
Children under 2 travel free of charge but without own seat
Shoulders and knees may need to be covered for entrance to churches
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