Enjoy Lucca and Versilia on Your Private Tour
Located in the northwestern part of Tuscany, the province of Lucca is one of the most popular destinations in all of Italy. The capital of the province is the city of Lucca, one of the oldest cities in the country. The town’s main claim to fame is the elaborate city wall that was first built in the Renaissance period and which, unlike other city walls dating to that period in the region, are still intact today. The area around Lucca is known for its sprawling farmlands, home to vineyards, olive groves, and beautiful villas with breathtaking and elaborate gardens surrounding them. Not far from Lucca is a small community called Versilia, which, while nearby geographically, is about as far as one can get from the simple life that Lucca provides.
Versilia is a resort town filled with exciting things to do and see. The community is home to a lot of hot nightclubs, gourmet restaurants, high fashion shopping, and a vibrant theater and arts community. Versilia also features an abundance of museums and other attractions to cater to the interests of just about everyone.
Not to say that Pisa is not a great place to spend your holiday; after all, it is among the top five most visited places in the world for tourists, and the second most popular city to visit in Italy, but if you are looking for something different, why not take a driving day tour from Pisa to Lucca and Versilia nearby. If you do, you will find a much different Italy, one that is less flashy and driven by commercial tourism.
Starting from Pisa you can enjoy a great many day tours in and around the Lucca area. Almost all of the major vineyards and villas offer daily tours, and with your own car to get around easily you can pick and choose which ones are best for your interests and schedule. A short excursion to Versilia is always an option to take in the sights, have an unforgettable lunch at a four-star bistro, or take in a show or an art exhibit in the evening. Here are just three of the exciting things that you can do in the area while on your driving holiday.
What else to do on your Lucca and Versilia tour
Shopping in Forte dei Marmi
This seaside resort is one of the hottest places to be in all of Italy. Known for its award-winning restaurants, exciting bars, and a wide variety of unique boutiques, the area is a shoppers paradise. There is an open-air market that takes place in the Forte dei Marmi Square every Wednesday, and on Sunday afternoon in the summer offering an assortment of specialty goods and incredible bargains.
Take a Tour of Real Medieval Italian Castle
In addition to being known for its food, wine, and incredible villas and gardens, the northern part of Tuscany is also known as “The Land of a Hundred Castles”. The area that borders Liguria is famous for its large and exquisite castles, especially the Castle Malaspina of Fosdinovo. The castle dates back to the pre-Renaissance, and was once home to land barons who held a tight grip on feudal Italy. It was these barons that gave rise to the aristocratic families of the Renaissance such as the Medicis and the Carlottas.
Take a stroll through this 17th-century palace, built with a dedication to love and romance. The baroque gardens and ornate chambers were the setting for the Nicole Kidman’s film Portrait of a Lady co-starring John Malkovich. The gardens are the only one of any substance located within the city walls, and offer a glimpse into the lifestyle of the Renaissance era North Italian life. The palace is a great day tour opportunity that offers a unique perspective on a time which had so much influence not only in this particular region, but the world at large.
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