From Tuscany to Veneto to the Italian Riviera, this 12-day itinerary is perfect for indulgent travelers who want to see and taste the best of Italy. You'll start in Northern Italy, with a tour of Verona and then see romantic Venice. You'll visit the birthplace of the Renaissance in Florence, then tourTuscan vineyards, and visit Pisa's 'leaning tower.' Your adventure will end with the former fishing villages of the Cinque Terre where you'll sample the foods of Liguria — the Italian Riviera — including seafood, pesto, and focaccia.
Explore two of Tuscany’s must-see cities: Lucca and Pisa. Stroll around the typical Italian streets of Lucca, take a picture with the leaning tower of Pisa, and deepen your knowledge of fine wines while sipping a glass of red Chianti.
Your first stop is Lucca. This city isn’t just famous among foreigners; Italians also love to visit! Step back in time and enter the city through its thick Renaissance-era city walls and enjoy two hours to explore Lucca on your own. We recommend renting a bike to ride atop the city walls or go shopping in the little boutiques. Do you want to avoid the crowds of the Piazza dell'Anfiteatro? Have something to drink at Piazza Antelminelli instead, one of our favorite spots in Lucca.
The second stop of the day is the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of the most famous sites in Italy. Here you can take iconic photos and admire one of Pisa's top universities, the Scuola Normale. You can also visit the Piazza dei Miracoli and the Cathedral of Pisa.
When in Italy, eat and drink like an Italian! The last stop of the day, a winery, is all about Tuscany's famous cuisine. Start with a wine tour and learn about the region’s renowned wine history and production process. Next, taste a few delicacies and pair your Chianti red wines with typical Tuscan side dishes like olives and affettati (an assortment of ham). You'll feel like a part of the family in this winery's intimate setting.
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Itineraries with Pisa & Lucca Day Trip
Explore Tuscany's incredible art and history with this itinerary. Start your trip in Florence, where world-famous works by Michelangelo, da Vinci, and others dominate the art scene. On a self-drive tour, explore the Tuscan countryside to see 13th-century churches in Siena and try the renowned Chianti wine. Visit the leaning tower of Pisa and relax in the charming villages of the Cinque Terre before ending your trip back in Florence.
With two full weeks, your family can embrace what Italy has to offer on this tour, focused on kids aged 5-12. You'll craft Carnival masks and follow engaging clues through the canals of Venice, then experience the Renaissance arts of Florence. Tour ancient sites, extensive art collections, and fruit-filled markets in Rome before you end your trip in Naples, home of both ancient Pompeii and some of the best pizza you can find.