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PISA HALF DAY BIKE TOUR

History, Architecture and a taste of local cousine!
Meet up with your Personal tour guide Martina and enjoy an exciting bike ride through the historic center of Pisa. Besides telling you details about its history and traditions, Martina will introduce you to the everyday life of this vibrant university city. You will pass by and stop at both famous and almost unknown places: -Murales ‘Tuttomondo’ by Keith Haring -Corso Italia (shopping Street) -Ponte di Mezzo (Old Bridge) -Garibaldi Square (gathering place) -Borgo Stretto with its Renaissance loggias, nice shops and cafes -Piazza delle Vettovaglie (Market Square) -Piazza dei Cavalieri (Square of the Knights) -Piazza del Duomo (also known as ‘Field of Miracles’) where the Leaning Tower stands out! -Lungarni (the two banks of the Arno river) with interesting medieval and renaissance buildings While cycling you will also pass by historical shops and gathering places where you might consider to enjoy a  taste of local cousine: like the delicious ‘cecina’, the saulty focaccia bread and the best pizza from an historical pizzeria -all pared with either artisanal beer or local wines; then you could try the typical cake from Pisa, the ‘torta co’ bischeri’, or some artisanal gelato! On your request, Martina would also be happy to introduce you to local master artisans and artists who keep on very ancient arts and crafts. Notes: 1. the cycling tour usually starts and ends up near Pisa Centrale train station, where Martina will pick you up. Then, you will walk together to the bike rental (it takes only a few minutes). If you wish to meet Martina in a different meeting point, do not hesitate to contact her. 2. If you also wanted to climb the Leaning Tower and visit the other buildings (Cathedral, Baptistery, Camposanto/Opera Museum) in the ‘Field of Miracles’, Martina will be happy to customized a full day bike tour of Pisa for you.

PISA CITY WALLS WALKING TOUR

3 km walkway x 11m height of original and pretty well restored Medieval walls walking tour to discover Pisa’s highlights and hidden treasures from a different perspective.

Join Martina in this alternative but interesting experience: red top roof buildings, hidden gardens, medieval towers, fountains and ancient docks will appear to your sight.
Through Martina’s words and eyes the ancient past of Pisa will come to life!

If you have a medium/small dog, he/she is welcome, too! 😊

Note: This experience can be easily combined with one of the other tours listed on this website. If you do not find anything you were looking for, do not hesitate to ask Martina to create a customized itinerary for you.

Highlights:

– Porta Nuova (New Gate)
-Porta del Leone (Gate of the lion)
-Jewish Cemetry
-Square of the Duomo of Pisa: Leaning Tower, Cathedral (Duomo), Baptistery, Campo Santo, Sinopie Museum, Opera Museum
– Porta San Ranierino
-Gate to Lucca
– Bagni di Nerone: remains of roman thermal baths
-Porta a Pacis
-Piazza delle Gondole
-Rampart+Tower of the barn owl
-View on the Arno River and Lungarni

THE WALLS OF LUCCA - BIKE TOUR

History, legends and architectural highlights
Join a cycling tour on the top of the tree lined and 30m wide Renaissance walls of Lucca: it is an easy and fun way to see this charming Tuscan city from a different perspective. Your personal Tour Guide, Martina, will help you in hiring a bike; then, she will bring you to the nearest acess point. After a brief introduction, you will start a delightful ride, having a view on beautiful historical buildings, top roofs and terraces, towers and gardens: Martina will make some stops and happily will tell you details about their construction and inhabitants, not missing interesting anecdots and intriguing legends ,which will make your tour a truly memorable experience! Highlights: -Eleven Ramparts (and twelve courtains) -Four Gates -Saint Frediano Church and its bell tower – Palazzo Pfanner and its beautiful Garden -The Guinigi Tower (outstanding in the heart of the historic centre) – Medieval ‘Via Francigena Entry Point’ (Gateway) -The bothanical Garden -The Duomo of Lucca and its bell tower -Remains of the Medieval walls of Lucca

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