Itinerary n. 9 – FROM PISA TO LIGURIA

Florence, Pisa, Lucca, Lunigiana

6 days / 5 nights


1st Day – FLORENCE

Arrival in Florence, transfer to hotel and overnight


2nd Day – FLORENCE

Full day guided tour of Florence: Santa Maria Novella Church and Square, Florence Baptistery, Dante's House, the Church of Santa Margherita de 'Cerchi. In this way you can experience the Florentine years of Dante, from youth to exile. Free lunch. In the evening return to hotel, dinner and overnight.


3rd Day – PISA

Departure to Pisa where we will visit the Dantesque places ranging from the Square of Elders (today Piazza dei Cavalieri) with the Hunger Tower (where Count Ugolino and his sons were imprisoned), S. Sisto and S. Giorgio dei Tedeschi (dedicated to the dead fighters in 1315, in the great Ghibelline victory of Montecatini, beside Uguccione Faggiola), Cathedral Square (Tower, Duomo and Baptistery) until the frescoes of the Cemetery of the Last Judgment and Hell, and ends at the grave and tomb of Arrigo VII. Free lunch. Dinner and overnight


4th Day – LUCCA

Departure to Lucca, beautiful Unesco city. Here we will visit the city walls dating from the XV-XVI century, that still surround it completely and are very well preserved, the Amphitheatre, the Cathedral of San Martino and the Tower of the Guinigi. Free lunch. In the afternoon departure for the Lunigiana, known as "the land of a hundred castles", a territory on the border with Liguria where Dante spent a period of his exile as guest of the Marquis Malaspina. Dinner and overnight.



We will begin the visit from Mulazzo in the northern part of Lunigiana. The village has two access doors and preserves the original structure characterized by narrow streets. Site of an ancient ligurian castle ruins (fortified enclosure) and a castle of which only the so-called Tower of Dante recalls the presence of the poet in Lunigiana, Mulazzo where is also possible to admire the ancient arches of the Malaspina aqueduct and Piazza Dante, dominated by the church of St. Nicholas, the Malaspina Zini Palace. Free lunch. Continue to Villafranca in Lunigiana where we will visit the castle of Malgrate, the Malnido and the Virgoletta Castles. Dinner and overnight



Visit to the castle of Fosdinovo, perhaps the best preserved of Lunigiana. The castle holds many legends and stories, as it has hosted Dante and that the ghost of a young girl punished by parents for falling in love with a groom appears in his rooms. Continue to Castelnuovo Magra and visit the ruins of the Bishop's Palace, where Dante signed peace with the bishop of Luni on behalf of the Marquis Malaspina. Free lunch and end of services.


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