Introduction Unlike the other major art centres of Tuscany, Pisa is practically devoid of great Renaissance monuments for, in fact she made her fortune and accumulated her art treasures mainly during the Middle Ages. Actually, the peak of Pisa’s economic and political power was reached in the 12th-13th centuries when Pisa ships ruled the Tyrrhenian Sea. It was only during this time that the city, whose prosperity came from lucrative trade with the Orient could afford to commission the masterpieces of painting, sculpture, and architecture with which to embellish herself.
The City Volterra is situated in the province of Pisa and lies between the valley of Era and Cecina. Built on a hilly Pliocene ridge 545 metres a.s.l. surrounded by two defensive walls, one Etruscan and the other Medieval, it is one of the most important centres of Tuscany, for its monuments which testify 3,000 years of civilisation and for its traditional craftsmanship in alabaster whose product are one of Italy’s leading crafts. Useful links : • Click here to get directions • 4 unmissable things to do in Volterra
How to reach from Pisa to Cinque Terre In case you are thinking about a tour to visit Cinque Terre, we cad advise to choose small tours, especially small tours by minivan with a number limited to people. Below some tour operator in the area Regulars day tours from Pisa to Cinque Terre: Bellaitaliatour scheduled regular tours on Monday, Wednesday and Saturday all year around. Free pick up and drop off from every Hotel in the city area. Small group with a max to 8 people group. Itinerary includes just boats
Discover The Legend of The Invention of Chickpea Flatbread Legend has fixed its origin of Chickpea Pie (Farinata di Ceci) at the end of the war between the maritime republics of Genoa and Pisa, to be exact in 1284. We are in the days of the battle of Meloria and the victorious Genovese are going to navigate to their city, carrying on board many Pisan prisoners. A storm, however, makes it difficult to return to Liguria. The wind raged and the ship is chaos: the sacks of chickpeas in the
Pisa Tour of the walkway on the walls The Walkway on Pisan Walls After the work that affected 80% of the city walls wich boundary the old town, the city has his Pisa tour, what for many is awaited to be the second point of interest after of course the Leaning Tower, the walkway on walls. What You Can Visit From The Walls The path to complete is 3100 meters long and will be traveled in both directions, explore through indoor and outdoor areas to the walls, monuments, churches, school
Apertura straordinaria del camminamento sulle mura di Pisa e visite guidate. Pisa tour Dopo i lavori che hanno interessato l’80% delle mura cittadine che perimetrano il centro storico, la città presenta quello che per molti è destinato ad essere il secondo punto di interesse dopo ovviamente la Torre di Pisa, la camminata sulle mura. Il percorso che al completo è lungo 3100 metri e sarà percorribile in entrambe le direzioni, si snoda attraverso aree interne ed esterne alle mura, attraversando complessi monumentali, chiese, insediamenti scolastici e universitari, piazze, corsi d’acqua, aree a
Off the beaten Paths of Tuscany: Lari (Casciana Terme Lari) Lari, a quaint little Tuscan town nestled in the Pisan Hills. We were there today on a private tour with a lovely group of Australian ladies who are on holidays in Lucca What You Can See in Lari Village Lari is an etruscan town situated along the way from Pisa to Volterra and it was, in the past, the capital of Pisan Hills. In Lari you can visit a fortress of the renaissance period, well preserved and opened to visitors.
The Pisan hills (Colline Pisane) today. The countryside around Pisa and Lucca is so beautiful.
It is Harvest time in Tuscany at the moment which means it is a fantastic time to visit the wineries of the region as they are hubs of activity. Our wine tasting tours are very popular at this time of year, as the weather is perfect for wandering around vineyards and enjoying Tuscan wine in the sunshine. There are also many wine festivals at this time of the year, where you can enjoy delicious food and wine outdoors while the weather is still lovely and warm. For more information on upcoming