Tour

TIRRENIA
3 km, 6 min

Immersed in the pine forest of the “Litorale Pisano” and in the coast of Ligurian Sea (even if the name of the village refers to Tyrrhenian Sea, in Italian Mar Tirreno), Tirrenia is situated in the centre of the coast of Tuscany and next to the Parco Naturale Migliarino-San Rossore between Pisa and Livorno. In between Marina di Pisa and Calambrone, Tirrenia is a destination for Italian and, more generally, European seaside tourism. Tirrenia’s economy is mainly based on tourism, more domestic than foreign. Also, fishing is a source of profit for citizens of Tirrenia.
Tirrenia is especially visited by young people, mostly from Pisa and Livorno, because of the vast quantity of pubs and discos that the village offers. The main avenue provides access to camping grounds, seaside establishments, and high-quality, luxurious hotels. Tirrenia has a Mediterranean and moderate climate even throughout the winter, mitigated by the sea.

PORTO DI MARINA DI PISA
9 km, 15 min

Also called simply “Marina” is a seaside town located near from Pisa and it is still a renowned destination for summer tourism, offering many accommodation facilities. Beaches are both sandy or with pebbles, and along the coast there are many bathing facilities and restaurants. On public holidays and high season evenings, the “via Repubblica Pisana”, better known as “Lungomare” (seafront), is closed to traffic and becomes a popular promenade. There’s also a bike path that runs from Marina di Pisa to Tirrenia, the seaside town next to Marina. Fishing has always been an integral part of the cultural and economic life of Marina di Pisa community. In 2013, the “Porto di Pisa” harbor was inaugurated. It is located in the center of the most extensive nature reserve of Tuscany, the Natural Park of Migliarino, San Rossore and Massaciuccoli, which covers about 24.000 hectares, ensuring that the view from the sea of dune plants is quite unique. The harbor has 354 seats and has been designed to be entirely walkable thus you can walk admiring the sea, the mouth of the Arno, the Apuan Alps and the port itself.

 LIVORNO
9,4 km, 16 min

90 uninterrupted kilometres of clear water shading from emerald green to deepest blue washes the coast, the water quality and services provided by the coastal resorts have been awarded the European Union’s Blue Flag. Beaches of pale sand, like those at San Vincenzo and Baratti, alternate with the darker sands of Marina di Castagneto, Bibbona and Cecina, and wind-sculpted rocky shores. Costa degli Etruschi comprises Parks, protected areas, nature oases, and fauna reserves: the Bolgheri WWF Oasis, the Magona Park, the Livorno Hills Park, the Rimigliano Park, the Orti-Bottagone and the Sterpaia and Montioni park. Etruscan settlements by the sea, like the Baratti-Populonia Archaeological Park, museums full of Etruscan, Roman and Villanovan artefacts, such as those at Rosignano Marittimo, Cecina and Piombino. Livorno was planned in the 1500’s by the Medici as an “ideal city” and still preserves reminders of its past, such as the historical “Venice” quarter, the Fortresses, and the navigable canals which surround the town centre. Churches of various religious faiths can be visited in this town, which has strong cosmopolitan traditions.

PISA
20,7 km, 28 min

The Leaning Tower has made Pisa famous all over the world, and in addition to the tower, the city offers many other interesting things to see worth at least an entire day.
When you first arrive at the beautiful Square of Miracles (Piazza dei Miracoli), your sight will be captivated by the magnificent Tower. Don’t just admire it from below: the climb up the tower is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that we highly encourage you to experience. Continue your visit to the other monuments in the Piazza dei Miracoli: the Cathedral and the Baptistery. Along the perimeter of the square, there is also the Cemetery, the Cathedral Museum and the Museum of the Synopses. Enjoy a leisurely walk along the Arno river and on your way, pass by Clock Palace to enter into Piazza dei Cavalieri. In the Palazzo della Carovana overlooking the square, the prestigious Scuola Normale of Pisa has its base. Every June, Pisa celebrates the city’s patron saint, San Ranieri and enjoy the Luminara, the Regata of San Ranieri and the Battle of the Bridge (www.ilgiocodelpontedipisa.it)

SAN GIULIANO TERME
25,9 km, 39 min

The Municipality of San Giuliano Terme is an important health resort in the province of Pisa with a population of about 30000 inhabitants. It is near a vast natural reserve and it is rich in remarkable architectural monuments. In effect, San Giuliano Terme is well-known not only for its sulphate-alkaline and curative waters but also for its Multimedia Museum and its wonderful 24000 hectares Regional Park.
The Thermal Baths of San Giuliano Terme rise along the slopes of the Pisano mount. The thermal springs are rich of beneficial properties, thank to the presence of the magnesium and bicarbonate minerals in the water. The thermal springs supply to thermal baths: the Bagno di Levante (East Bath), whose spring has a 40,5 °C temperature, and the Bagno di Ponente (West Bath) that has a 38°C temperature.  The thermal resort are an ideal place where to have a relaxing holiday enjoying by the beauty and curative treatments carried out by the several specialist centres.

 MUSEO PIAGGIO
36,2 km, 30 min

The Piaggio Museum was inaugurated in March 2000 and occupies the 3,000 square meters of the company’s former tool-shop in one of the oldest and most characteristic bodies of the industrial complex in Pontedera, where Piaggio started its production in the early nineteen twenties. The Museum was created to preserve and highlight the value of a historic legacy. The objective is to tell the history of Piaggio and through it the development of Italian industry, economy and society by exhibiting some of the company’s best known, most representative products and through the documents and images of its extensive Archive.

VERSILIA
46,9 km, 40 min

The Versilia is the area right along the Tuscan coast in the northwestern edge of the province of Lucca. It is widely known and popular for the fashionable resorts along its Riviera, with numerous night clubs attracting visitors for its active night life during the summer.
The coastal shelf along this part of the Tuscan coast is really sandy and gradually slops into the sea, making it perfect for families with small kids during the day. The many shops and restaurants (as well as hotels) along the seafront also make the Versilia a great place to spend the summer, with everything you need within easy reach.
The main cities in the Versilia are Viareggio, Forte dei Marmi, Pietrasanta, Camaiore, Massarosa, Seravezza and Stazzema although the area spreads north along the coast and runs into Massa and Carrara. Seravezza and Stazzema are not along the coast but on the hills that slope up to the Apuan Alps, which sit right behind the coast and separate Versilia from Garfagnana and are called the “Upper Versilia”.

LUCCA
50,7 km, 38 min

Lucca is one of the cities most loved all of Tuscany. The city is located on a plain at the foot of the Apuan Alps and is less than half an hour from the coast of Versilia. Since it isn’t a hilltop village, it is ideal for anyone with mobility issues as well as for anyone wishing to take a break from climbing. Most of the attractions in Lucca today show its ancient history: from the trace of the Roman amphiteater that can be seen in the shape of the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro to the archeological remains under the 12th century church of Saints Giovanni and Reparata (the first city cathedral, located just around the corner from the present-day cathedral of San Martino), to the various towers and villas from the 12th to 16th centuries. Extraordinarily, as the city grew and modernized, the walls that surrounded the old town were maintained which was not the case for many other cities in Tuscany, including Florence. As the walls lost their military importance, the top of the walls became a pedestrian promenade, today one of Lucca’s main attractions. Here you can enjoy a bike ride around the entire perimeter, a stroll as you enjoy a gelato or simply a period of rest from sightseeing on one of the many shaded benches that line the main walkway. Other top attractions include the Piazza of San Michele with its beautiful Church of San Michele in Foro, the Basilica of San Frediano as well as the Clock Tower and Guinigi Tower, to name just a few.

FIRENZE
88,3 km, 1 h 10 min

Famous for the immense political and economic power it wielded during the rule of the Medici Dynasty, Florence offered the world a stage for great artistic masters such as Michelangelo, Brunelleschi, Leonardo da Vinci and Galileo. Florence embodies the intellectual, artistic and cultural center of Tuscany… maybe even Italy. A visit to Tuscany could not be complete without a walk around Florence, photos from Piazzale Michelangelo, a stop at Ponte Vecchio and a stroll along the Arno River. A trip to Florence must include a visit to the Uffizi Museum, the Accademia and the imposing Palazzo della Signoria.The churches Santa Croce, San Miniato, Santa Maria Novella and San Lorenzo house some of the more important tombs, mosaics and frescoes while the museums will delight you with artwork, bronzes and marble statues and many treasures. To truly taste the flavor of Florence, one needs to enjoy a gelato in Piazza del Duomo, inhale the perfume of leather at the markets and eat a bistecca Fiorentina in the shade of Palazzo Pitti.

SIENA
138 km, 1 h 46 MIN

Siena’s heart is its central piazza known as Il Campo, known worldwide for the famous Palio run here, a horse race run around the piazza two times every summer.  Siena is said to have been founded by Senius, son of Remus, one of the two legendary founders of Rome thus Siena’s emblem is the she-wolf who suckled Remus and Romulus – you’ll find many statues throughout the city. The city sits over three hills with its heart the huge piazza del Campo, where the Roman forum used to be. The Campo is dominated by the red Palazzo Pubblico and its tower, Torre del Mangia.  The civic palace, still houses the city’s municipal offices much like Palazzo Vecchio in Florence. Its internal courtyard has entrances to the Torre del Mangia and to the Civic Museum. The Museum, on the other hand, offers some of the greatest of Sienese paintings. The Sala del Concistoro houses one of Domenico Beccafumi’s best works, ceiling frescoes of allegories on the virtues of Siena’s medieval government.