You’ll leave La Spezia behind today to explore nearby Lucca. Wrapped in solid, 16th-century walls, this good-looking town is Tuscany without the tourists. It’s peppered with churches, palaces and piazzas, all linked by a timeworn web of Medieval streets. The best way to see it all is on foot – and that’s what you’ll do on this trip. The town still has its original Roman street plan, so you could well be walking over an ancient forum. The time is yours to spend as you like, although there are a couple of recommended must-sees, including the house where the famous composer, Puccini, was born. These days it’s a museum dedicated to his life and works. Portraits, costumes and even Puccini’s piano are among the spoils. Don’t miss the Guinigi Tower, either. It offers spectacular views over the city from its summit. From here, you’ll be driven to the city of Pisa, where you’ll clap eyes on the iconic Leaning Tower. Up there with the Eiffel Tower and the Statue of Liberty, it’s one of the world’s most impressive landmarks.
- SUITABILITY Moderate physical activity.