Call us on: 1-800-454-5922 Toll Free
Email Address
Password

San Michele in Foro – for a Romanesque masterpiece

  • San Michele in Foro – for a Romanesque masterpiece

    Heading north out of Piazza del Duomo takes you to Piazza San Michele, ringed by Renaissance arcades. At the centre of the square, the church of San Michele in Foro, built on the site of the Roman forum, must be one of the most spectacular Pisan-Romanesque façades in Italy. Pisa was the seminal influence here as its trade links with Spain and North Africa led to its fondness for surface patterning in architecture, copying Moorish tilework and textiles. From Pisa, the oriental influence spread to Lucca. The best Pisan-Romanesque churches come with ornate facades of green, grey and white marble. In this city masterpiece, the chiselled style of the delicate colonnades emphasises the height and exuberance of the façade. Flanked by Lucca’s loveliest bell-tower, the tiered arcades are decorated with delicate motifs and allegories. Carved in green and white marble are hunting scenes featuring exotic beasts, such as bears, dragons and elephants, encountering more domestic animals, such as ¬rabbit, a duck and a crow eating grapes. The church is topped by a huge gilded statue of Archangel Michael slaying a dragon, flanked by two angels.

    Address: Piazza San Michele, Lucca
    Web: https://www.visittuscany.com/en/attractions/the-church-of-san-michele-in-foro/

Experience an official tuscany tour with

Private Shore Excursion: Discover Umbria and Tuscany

Enjoy a day exploring the beauties that the  Umbria and Tuscany regions have to offer. In this private full day with a private English speaking driver you’ll be able to visit

  • Assisi
  • Cortona
Included a very good Wine Tasting/Light Lunch in a Farm winery close to Assisi.  
Upgradable with private licensed expert local guide in Assisi and Cortona. 
Pick up and drop off will be at the port of Livorno, right outside the ship.

Worry-Free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Livorno Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

from 163,56 US Dollar

Private Florence Transfer Station to Hotel

Enjoy a hassle-free arrival or departure in Florence with this private transfer service. Meet your driver at Florence Santa Maria Novella Railways Station, and be peacefully transferred to your hotel in the centre of Florence. These private vehicles can accommodate up to 8 passengers.

from 23 US Dollar

Florence Super Saver: Florence Walking Tour plus 2 Chianti Wine Tastings

This is a combo tour that allows to see, in one only day, the best of the city of Florence, with a complete guided walking tour and the amazing landscapes of the Chianti area, where you will have also the chance to enjoy two delicious wine tastings in two different region of Chianti (Chianti Fiorentino and Chianti Senese). You will be served a total of 8 glasses of wines and local products.

from 90,59 US Dollar

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour with Palazzo Vecchio

Discover Florence on a private 2.5 hours walking tour of the city’s historical and cultural highlights, included the amazing Palazzo Vecchio. With a knowledgeable private guide, go to the Cathedral, Piazza della Signoria and Ponte Vecchio. During the tour you have the opportunity to see Palazzo Vecchio inside with the great hall of five hundred and the Medici's rooms (admission fee included).

from 38,59 US Dollar
Villa finder