An English-speaking driver will pick you up at the dock in Livorno and he will drive you Lucca to meet up with me, your guide for the day! The exploration of the city starts with a short walk on the massive walls that circle the entire city, now used as a walking and biking path for citizens and tourists alike. We will then continue on towards the Basilica of San Frediano and to Piazza Anfiteatro – the most unique corner of this town as all the houses here are resting on the actual Roman Amphitheater. Next we will make our way along the main street known as Fillungo – literally Long Thread – with its elegant stores and jewelry shops, the Cathedral of St Martin and Napoleon square, witnessing the recent but short French domination of this town. The tour will finish in Piazza San Michele in Foro, whose beauty is owed to the palaces of the ancient merchant families who accumulated their money trading silk.
After a lunch break, you’ll be able to enjoy some leisure time to shop or walk in Lucca. Then you will meet back up with your driver to head to Pisa. Here you will have plenty of time to enjoy the Miracle Square or Piazza dei Miracoli to see the worldwide famous Leaning Tower and the massive Cathedral next to it as well as the monumental cemetery and impressive baptistery. Just let me know if climbing the Leaning Tower is a priority and I can pre-book tickets for you so you can climb the 296 steps to the top. Your driver will then pick you up in order to be back to the ship in time!