Tuscany’s north is less stereotypically Tuscan. the landscape is filled with more mountains, rugged and broken by thick woodlands, rows of vineyards. Traditionally rustic hilltop villages, medieval castles that can be spotted on the horizon, accompanied by the classic architecture, artistic treasures and the ever-present culture that is found throughout the region. Visit amazing cities and towns such as Lucca and Pisa where you can wander around the cobbled streets, sit at the Italian cafe and watch the world.
Pisa : City of the leaning tower
A grand city with a grand history, that was nearly three centuries, until about the year 1300, a booming port town that rivalled Venice and Genoa as a maritime power since the 1400s, however, Pisa is better known for an architectural project which went terribly wrong. One of the many noteworthy sights is the world-famous Leaning tower which is a compelling city that is home to a vibrant cafe and bar scene as well with well maintained Romanesque buildings, Gothic churches and Renaissance piazzas dominated by locals rather than tourists.
Things to do in Pisa
Piazza dei Miracoli – square of miracles
Once you arrive at the beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli you will be admired by one of Italy’s signature sights, this tall Torre Pendente – officially the Duomo’s campanile that took almost 200 years to build. Do not just admire it from below, climbing up to the tower will be a lifetime enjoyment you will have. You will be able to have an amazing view from the top of the tower. Taking all the angels from the top the tower will be admired and continue to visit there back again.
The cathedral and the cathedral Museum, the Baptistery and the Museum of the Synopses there is also the Cemetery along the perimeter of the square enjoy a leisure walk along the Arno river, pass by Clock Palace to enter into Piazze dei Cavalieri, which was once the heart of power in the city and later its became headquarters for the Knights of St. Stephen.
The Beautiful town of Lucca
Hidden behind magnificent and still intact imposing circular Renaissance walls with 10 baluards, a platform and stables over its 4 kilometers. Lucca’s cobbled streets , handsome piazza and shady promenades make it the perfect places to explore by foot.
You’ll be able to find monuments representing the various historical periods Lucca has lived through, throughout this medieval city.
As you admired through the centuries and styles, you’ll be able to reach the Medieval era, and Lucca’s true treasures. It’s nickname of the “ city of 100 churches “ is hardly random the city has and unbelievable collections of beginning with the cathedral of Saint Martin with its Romanesque Pisan facade filled with mysterious unclear symbols that be similar to beautiful labyrinth and inside the Cathedral, you can find the Volta Santo and tomb of Ilaria del Carretto as you continue you can find the lovely facade of Basilica of San Frediano, and further the square and church of San Michele.
You will be able to find much more beautiful places than churches if you love through Lucca, you can go up to the tower of Guinigi for an amazing view and be wowed by a garden surrounded by trees. You can find the city’s chicest shops or in the rooms of the Ducal Palace in Piazza Napoleone or adventuring outside the walls, in the lovely neighbourhood of liberty villas which surround the medieval city centre.