Lucca & Pisa

Lucca: important city of art surrounded by impressive and well preserved city walls which, lost too their military importance, became a fascinating pedestrian promenade.

Churches, towers and palaces boast a rich architecture in a mix of different ages.

Lucca was the birth place of the famous Italian composer, Giacomo Puccini (La Bohème, Madame Butterfly etc.). In fact we can take you to a Puccini concert or recital in the stunning church of San Giovanni if you are in the mood for an evening of culture.

Around Lucca there are plenty of charming villas to visit… Come with us and explore one of them.

Villa Torrigiani is located in the hamlet of Camigliano, not far from Lucca. It is a luxurious and beautiful historical villa, dating from the second half of the sixteenth century. The present garden results from modifications made in the 19th century based on a previous layout of the 17th century.

The last renovation preserves the connection between the building and the garden. To this day the villa is the summer residence of the Torrigiani family but both the first floor and the garden are open to the public, so we can take you to visit this stunning estate!

Pisa: the town rises on the bank of the mouth of the River Arno on the Mediterranean Sea.

Pisa is known worldwide for its Leaning Tower (the bell tower of the city’s cathedral) and for the Miracle Square, a beautiful complex of Romanesque Architecture.

The town is also home of the University, which has a history going back to the 13th century.

The power of Pisa, as a mighty maritime nation, began to grow and reached its apex in the 11th century when it acquired traditional fame as one of the four main historical Maritime Republics of Italy.

At that time, the city was a very important commercial centre and controlled a significant Mediterranean merchant fleet and navy.

Pisa was the birthplace of the important physicist Galileo Galilei.