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Best churches tour – from Roman to Romanesque

  • Best churches tour – from Roman to Romanesque

    If not already sated after seeing the Duomo and San Michele (see entry), visit the best of the rest. The city churches are mostly Romanesque and inspired by Pisa. Yet, given city rivalries, Tuscan Romanesque delights in distinctive regional variations, as in the differentiated stripes and arcading in Lucca. Begin in Piazza del Duomo with the church of Santi Giovanni e Reparata. Originally Lucca’s cathedral, the church has been excavated to reveal its Roman roots. A mosaic floor from a Roman villa was superseded by a 2nd-century Roman bathhouse, which itself gave way to a 5th-century baptistery. A series of churches were added, culminating in the present 12th-century building. Highlights include the Roman font, Romanesque pavements and the coffered ceiling. From here it’s on to San Frediano, with its crenellated bell-tower and its splendid gold-and-blue façade mosaic of Christ in Majesty on the façade. Inside, the dimly-lit interior reveals a massive Romanesque font carved with scenes showing Moses and his entourage of camels, leading his people (dressed in medieval armour) through the divided Red Sea. The church is named after Fridianus, an Irish-born missionary and Bishop of Lucca, who founded the church in the 6th century.

    Address: Chiesa San Frediano, Piazza San Frediano
    Web: www.sanfredianolucca.com

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PRIVATE TOUR - Wonderful Florence Walking Tour Including Uffizi Gallery and Michelangelo's David

During this amazing day tour you will discover the secrets and beauty of Tuscany thanks to the visit of our most important city of art, Florence.
We'll start with the walking tour of Florence, without doubt the city where the Italian genius has flourished with the greatest display of brilliance and purity. Included on your visit the opportunity to get the entrance to the Accademia Gallery, where the original Michelangelo's David is, and the Uffizi Gallery, one of the best museum for paintings all over the world. Then the Uffizi Gallery  with its immense artistic heritage, including thousands of paintings ranging from medieval times to the modern era.
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Florence to Venice Roundtrip Private Transfers

  • Private Roundtrip Transfers from Florence to Venice 
  • Drop off in Piazzale Roma - Venice City Entrance
  • Pick up at your accommodation
  • Private service just for yourself
  • Private a/c small vehicle up to 8 passengers
  • English speaking driver
  • Free wifi on board our vehicle
  • Free water on board our vehicle 
  • Back to your accommodation

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Electric Bike Night Tour of Florence with Gelato

Cruise around the streets of Florence on two wheels during a 2-hour electric bike tour through the city. Zip up hills and down medieval streets in the company of a local guide who delves into Florence's unique history as you go. Cross the Arno River and take in some of the city's top attractions, including its iconic piazzas and Renaissance sculptures from the comfort of your battery-assisted 'bicicletta.' Then cap off the evening with some delicious gelato while reveling in your surrounds.

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