On the banks of the River Arno, Florence is the birthplace of the Renaissance, the city of Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Giotto, Dante and their patrons, the Medici family. Visit the Duomo, the Baptistery, the Galleria dell ’Accademia and the unique Ponte Vecchio.  Book advance, timed tickets for entrance to the Uffizi galleries to see one of the best art collections in the world, including Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Da Vinci’s Annunciation.  Florence also has some fantastic restaurants and gelateria and is only one hour and 15 minutes by car from Al Bastini or by train from Lucca.

Duomo Florence at night

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Piazza dell Anfiteatro at Lucca aerial view

15 mins


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The leaning tower of Pisa

30 mins


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View on the Alpi Apuane from the beach of Versilia (Mediterranean Sea), Viareggio, Tuscany, Italy

30 mins

Versilian Coast

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Aerial view of Siena, Campo Square (Piazza del Campo) in Siena, Tuscany, Italy

90 mins


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Manarola village, Cinque terre

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Bolgheri vineyard

Vineyards & Wine Tasting

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A statue of famous composer Giacomo Puccini


Pastries displayed in a bakery in Italy


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Trattoria restaurant in Florence


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A tennis ball by the net on a tennis court


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