Renaissance Ramparts of Lucca by Bike - Day 2

Renaissance Ramparts of Lucca by Bike - Day 2

Explore Lucca and its walls riding an e-bike. Touring has never been so easy!

Today's Yachting Land Adventure begins with a scenic 45 minute drive, through the Tuscany countryside to an enchanting destination largely bypassed by time and tourists - Lucca. Geraniums bloom from the roofs of medieval tower houses, latticed Gothic windows abound, and Lucca offers her visitors the best preserved Renaissance defense ramparts in Europe. These stone walls surround the village and are up to 40 feet high and more than 2 miles long by about 60 feet wide.

Begin with a walking orientation tour taking in some of the highlights along the cobbled Via Fililungo, little Lucca's version of Rome's Via Veneto. Your guide points out the Romanesque facades and facilitates a stop in San Frediano Church.

At Santa Maria Square, bicycles are lined up, awaiting your arrival. Up you go to ride along the ancient city walls, enjoying the panoramic view below and stopping along the way to visit St Martino Cathedral, Giglio Square, Napoleone Square and the house that was the birthplace of Puccini.

Some free time is afforded for browsing in the upscale shops, looking for the famed 'olio d'oliva lucchese' of the region or just finding a chair at one of the sleepy cafes and catching a glimpse of Lucca life, before returning to Livorno and SeaDream. Molto Bene!

Notes: This excursion is offered on day 2 (31 May 2023) of the Livorno call. This fun and historic adventure includes a guided walk of about 45 minutes, a bike ride for approximately 60 minutes as well as some free time for shopping of around 40 minutes.

Shops are closed on Monday morning but open around 3.30/4.00pm. For this reason, on Monday, we like to operate this adventure in the afternoon. Lucca shops close between 1.00pm and 3:30/4.00pm on the remaining days. A minimum participation is required to operate all Yachting Land Adventures, and some may have limited capacity. All adventures in the SeaDream Yachting Land Adventures program are subject to change. Final departure times will be published on-board.

Port: Livorno (Florence)

Duration: 4.5 hours

Current Price: 179 USD