Depart central San Gimignano in the early morning and travel by air-conditioned vehicle to Pisa.
On arrival, set off on a guided tour of the city’s most important sights, including the UNESCO-listed Piazza dei Miracoli, whose name translates as the ‘Square of the Miracles.’
See the Cathedral and cemetery, and admire the Leaning Tower. Learn how the tower was already tilting when it was completed in 1372, and go inside to experience the unique monument close-up. Hear about Pisa’s power during the Middle Ages from your guide, and finish your tour at a wine shop, tasting delicious local wines while learning about their production.
Next, enjoy lunch (own expense) or souvenir-hunting during some free time, and then continue to Lucca. Nestled in Tuscany’s rolling hills, this lovely medieval city features sun-burnished townhouses and cobbled streets huddled within Renaissance-era walls.
Walk along part of the walls independently, absorbing the views over the rooftops, towers, churches, and palazzos.
Then, explore Lucca’s historic center with a guide, admiring landmarks including the oval-shaped Piazza dell’Anfiteatro, Guinigi Tower, and Cathedral, and delving into a cobbled street lined with antique shops.
Lastly, return to San Gimignano where your tour ends at the original starting point.