The UNESCO-listed coastline of the Cinque Terre is the star of the Italian Riviera and this full-day tour from Lucca crams all the highlights into one day. Visit the villages of Manarola, Riomaggiore, Monterosso, and Vernazza; sample Limoncino liqueur; cool off with a swim in the sea; and tuck into a delicious Ligurian lunch (if option selected) at a local restaurant.
See the Chianti region’s famous vineyards, olive groves, and medieval villages from an entirely new perspective when you embark on a half-day horseback riding tour. This private tour begins with pickup from your Siena accommodation; travel by car to an area winery, where the adventure begins. Once you’ve become acquainted with your horse, you’ll ride past some of the area’s loveliest scenery. Finish with a traditional Tuscan lunch, plus wine tasting.
Experience the thrill of finding Italy’s most precious tuber with an experienced forager in the Tuscany countryside during this authentic truffle hunt outside San Miniato. Meet Francesca and her truffle dog and set out for a jaunt through the woods to find fresh truffles. Afterwards, relax at her family farmhouse over lunch featuring the truffles you’ve found together.
See sights surrounding Lucca that are usually overlooked on a 3-hour small-group tour. Rent a bike (own expense), then follow your guide away from the city center and onto the slopes of Monte Pisano. Traveling by bike allows you to visit landmarks that would otherwise be difficult to reach, including the Lorenzo Nottolini Aqueduct and Guamo Valley. Along the way, your guide provides live commentary for a more enriching experience.
What makes this offer unique is the possibility of staying for a week in a beautiful villa with a swimming pool in the middle of the Tuscan countryside and experiencing the nature of the place (from the sea to the mountains) with my ad hoc bike tours, from 'Abetone alla Versilia to train in the area.I also propose transfers to and from the airport, the possibility of renting a wide range of bikes, the workshop cycle where you can repair the bike and tastings in small niche rooms in the area.
"On the well-cultivated hills, that surround the fertile plain of Lucca on every side, the pleasant villas of the patrician families are scattered among vineyards and olive groves" (Georg Christoph Martini). Lucca and its villas, a heritage that undoubtedly deserves to be discovered and deepened. And what better way, if not the calm and relaxed state that the bicycle can bring, to enjoy a similar experience? We'll start the tour from the city center and following the path along the river, in the open countryside, we'll reach these wonderful historic mansions. We'll visit the most sumptuous and regal , the "Royal Villa" , once belonged to Elisa Bonaparte, sister of Napoleon Bonaparte. We'll return back to the city with the memory of a truly unique experience!