Pisa & Lucca
Private Day Tour to Pisa & Lucca from Florence with a chaffeur driven car
Half day in Lucca and half day in Pisa to enjoy an unforgettable experience!
Avoid driving and the crowds, save time and relax while exploring Pisa & Lucca from Florence with a chaffeur driven car by a private English speaking driver.
Blucar service offers custom designed tours to visit Pisa and Lucca.
Things Not to Miss in Pisa
The driver will take you with your car from Florence to the Leaning Tower and the Cathedral.
After visiting the square and the astonishing monuments, you can walk along the narrow streets of the city center (*don't miss Piazza dei Cavalieri and don't forget to take a walk along the River in order to admire the noble palaces!).
We suggest you to enjoy a cup of coffee and some food along the way and later meet the driver on the opposite side of the city. You can cover the distance in about 20 minutes; however, you will probably need more time (1 or 2 hours) in order for you to explore the historic center.
The driver can meet you with the car or van on the other side of the city center, in order for you to avoid a long walk.
In Pisa, you can taste a lot of dishes of the Tuscan Cuisine, remember that seafood is the local specialty.
Between Pisa and Lucca
On the way to Lucca or Pisa, depending on your itinerary, you can ask your driver to pass through San Giuliano Terme in order to admire the scenery between the two cities. It will take about 30 minutes for your driver to reach destination, so you will have some time to relax in our comfortable cars, before you start visiting the other city.
Things Not to Miss in Lucca
Lucca is a charming medieval city, still encircled by its ancient city walls. We suggest you to take a walk along part of them, too beautiful to be missed!
In the city center you must also visit:
- Piazza dell’Anfiteatro
- St. Martin's Cathedral
- Lucca's narrow streets
As suggested for Pisa, you can ask your driver to meet you with the car or van on the opposite side of the city center, in order for you to comfortably explore the city and taste some local specialties, such as “Buccellato”.
Blucar Service offers professional driven car services from Florence to Pisa and Lucca and customized itineraries based on your specific needs.
Historical info About Pisa & Lucca
The name Pisa comes from an Etruscan word meaning "outfall" - the outlet formed by a river as it flows into the sea. Famous around the world for its Leaning Tower, the city boasts a thousand-year-old history that reached its highest point at the time of the Maritime Republics. Every 4 years since 1956, boats from the 4 historic republics (Pisa, Venice, Genoa and Amalfi) re-enact a naval battle during the Historic Regatta on the Arno River.
The cities other beauties are the Baptistery, whose construction took 200 years!, the Duomo and the imposing Camposanto (sacred burial ground), all located on the famous Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles). To the right of the Camposanto is the marble-covered cathedral, a masterpiece of Pisan Romanesque architecture, built in the early 1600s. The famous Leaning Tower rises directly behind the cathedral.
Pisa is also a nice visit for other less known reasons:
- The Botanical Garden of the University of Pisa, founded in 1543, and so the oldest University Garden in Europe!
- The Museo della Grafica (Museum of Graphics), included in the Palazzo Lanfranchi where you will find one of the most important public collections on contemporary graphics;
- The Museum of Computing Machinery: a fascinating journey into the history of Computing, just a few steps from the Piazza dei Miracoli.
- Pisa can also proudly offer nice wide beaches overlooking the Tyrrhenian Sea, providing a further reason of interest, along with its thermal baths...
“City-State”, “Walled City”, the “City of 100 Churches”, these are some of the names given to this lesser-known Tuscan gem. They certainly give us an idea of what to expect during a visit. As a matter of fact, as evidence of the care with which Lucca's patricians have defended the freedom of the 'Civitas' are the great city walls (dating back to the 16th century and still intact). The 4.5 km long walls feature bulwarks and bastions that are still well preserved today.
Inside the Renaissance walls a rich collection of religious architecture, small oratories, private chapels of noble palaces and large churches are left as architectural, artistic as well as religious heritage. Three great churches, among others, testimony to the Middle Ages, a period far from being the dark period it is mostly known for, but rich and fruitful for the history, economy and culture of the city and the great movements of people and cultures: the Church of San Michele, the Cathedral of San Martino and the Basilica of San Frediano. Not to be missed the lovely and unusual oval shape of Piazza dell'Anfiteatro.