Tuscan Coast Adventure

Everybody knows Tuscany for its famous hinterland. But have you ever been to the coast and discovered its charm? In this Tuscan coast adventure, you will not only relax at the seaside in Viareggio, but also discover the surroundings, with Pisa, the Massacciuccoli Lake, the Carrara quarries and the V.I.P Forte dei Marmi city centre. Furthermore, enjoy a full-day excursion to Cinque Terre. Fall in love with the Tuscan coast!

DAY 1-PISA AND ARRIVAL IN VIAREGGIO

Private transfer from Pisa Airport to Viareggio. Stop on the way to visit Pisa city centre: walk down Piazza dei Miracoli and admire the Leaning Tower. Check in at your hotel with welcome cocktail served at the American bar of the hotel with hot and cold snacks. Afterwards, time at leisure to walk along the liberty promenade just in front of the Hotel. Welcome dinner with 4 different courses, local wine included, in a typical restaurant of the area. Overnight at your hotel in Viareggio

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Pisa Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower, the Baptistry and the Cathedral

Viareggio liberty promenade in front of the romantic Mediterranean Coast

SPECIALS:

Fresh and delicious welcome cocktail at your hotel

Welcome dinner based on local excellent products (fish and vegetables especially)

DO NOT MISS:

A romantic sunset in Viareggio

The Carnival’s citadel, a huge Carnival’s laboratory where all the parades’ floats are produced.

The dock area with its luxurious yachts

DAY 2-VIAREGGIO VISIT AND RELAX

n the morning meet your guide for a walking tour of Viareggio that will lead you through its elegant liberty palaces and monuments. Lunch on own. Free afternoon to relax on the seaside or to go shopping down Viareggio avenues. Dinner on own and overnight in Viareggio

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Piazza Shelley with the Palace built by Napoleon’s sister, the Burlamacco channel, ancient heart of Viareggio, the several Art Noveau buidings caracterizing the main Viareggio avenue

SPECIALS:

A guided visit of the city with a specific focus on the main highlghts

DO NOT MISS:

Shopping on the main avenue with the most famous boutiques and famous brands

The local fish market

Osteria del Buonsignore a Viareggio, where you can taste excellent fried fish

DAY 3-PUCCINI LAKE AND EXCLUSIVE FORTE DEI MARMII

In the morning, leave for an excursion to Massaciuccoli Lake and visit the house of Giacomo Puccini, the famous opera composer. Afterwards, enjoy a boat excursion in front of Giacomo Puccini open-air theater. Lunch at a lakeside restaurant. In the afternoon, visit of Forte dei Marmi at leisure: discover one of the most exclusive shopping areas of Italy and get enraptured by Forte dei Marmi VIP atmosphere. Dinner in Forte dei Marmi and transfer back to the hotel. Overnight in Viareggio

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

The beautiful panorama of the Massacciucoli Lake

Visit of Giacomo Puccini house, where he composed his most famous opera songs and where he directed an extraordinary Boheme representation in an oper-air theatre overlooking the lake

Forte dei Marmi with its elegant shopping boulevards

SPECIAL:

Lunch at restaurant Lo Chalet, directly overlooking the lake and offering special fish dishes

DO NOT MISS:

Bistrò del Mare in Forte dei Marmi, where to enjoy an aperitif or an exclusive dinner based on local product

Night clubbing in Forte dei Marmi, in the famous discoes Capannina or Twiga

Shopping in Forte dei Marmi exclusive boutiques

DAY 4-CINQUE TERRE

Today you will experience a full day excursion with driving guide to Cinque Terre. Upon arrival in the first village of Rio Maggiore,you will continue the trip by boat touring these 5 picturesque villages (in case of bad weather conditions boat ride will be substituted by train.) Lunch on your own. Return back to Viareggio in the late afternoon. Dinner on own and overnight in Viareggio

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Cinque Terre breathtaking panoramas and original villages, caracterized by colorful fishermen’s houses and local craftmen’s shops

DO NOT MISS:

Via dell’Amore, a scenographic walking path connecting the Cinque Terre villages

The Light Blue trail connecting Monterosso and Vernazza

The famous trattoria da Gianni in Vernazza, based on special fish products and an incredible panoramic view over the sea

DAY 5-CARRARA AND PIETRASANTA

In the morning meet your driving guide in the hotel lobby for a half day tour to Carrara : the world of marble will not have secrets anymore for you. Lunch on own. In the afternoon, visit Pietrasanta, where you will have the opportunity to visit the cathedral of St.Martin, the Church of Saint Augustine (15th century) in Romanesque style, now seat of art exhibitions, the Gothic Civic Tower. Transfer back to Viareggio and rest of the afternoon at leisure. Dinner on own and overnight in Viareggio.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

The impressive Carrara marble quarries

Pietrasanta and its mix of architectural styles that witness the passing of time in Italy story and art

DO NOT MISS:

The marble museum in Carrara, full of statuaries and antiquities

Local artists and artisans ateliers in Pietrasanta (the famous painter Botero worked here too)

The Osteria Enoteca “La Volpe e l’Uva” in Pietrasanta that serves excellent pasta and meat dishes

DAY 6-LUCCA

This morning enjoy transfer to Lucca and time to visit this charming town with a private guide: fall in love with this medieval city surrounded by huge town walls. Lunch on own. After lunch, return to Viareggio and balance of the day at leisure to relax on the sea shore. Dinner on own. Overnight in Viareggio.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS:

Lucca and its wonderful fortified town center, with imposing external walls and a beautiful Dukes’ Palace and Cathedral

SPECIAL:

A private guided tour of Lucca with a professional guide

DO NOT MISS:

The restaurant “Buca di S. Antonio”, caracterized by a traditional and romantic atmosphere

Walking tour of the city ancient walls, very well preserved.

The St Martino’s dome with its wonderful Ilaria del Carretto tomb, one of the most beautiful Italian marble sculptures.

DAY 7-CHECK OUT

Check out. Transfer back to Pisa airport or to alternative destinations

OPTIONS AVAILABLE FOR THE TOUR: 3*, 4* , 5* HOTELS, VILLAS AND HISTORICAL RESIDENCES

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