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T760 Tourcode :SHB

FIT Tour: The Cinque terre - the Lunigiana - the marble caves in Carrara 
La Spezia - The 5 Terre - The Lunigiana - Pontremoli - The Apuan Alps

4 days / 3 nights
An interesting self drive tour to discover the beautiful land located between Liguria and Tuscany. From the amazing scenery of the Cinque Terre to the ancient villages of Lunigiana, from the marble caves in Apuan Alps to the hidden village of Carrara. 
Day 1 La Spezia
Arrival in La Spezia. Accommodation at the selected Hotel located in city centre. Free Time to explore the downtown, the waterfront and its dock with the typical red lighthouse, the Morin promenade, the modern port Mirabello, the narrow alleys called "caruggi" and some squares, like Brin square with the fountain of Bigigeo and Verdi square with the post office building and the installations by the French artist Daniel Buren. Overnight.
Day 2 La Spezia - The Cinque Terre
Spend a full day to discover the beauty of the Cinque Terre on your own (private guide on request): five heart-stoppingly picturesque hamlets on the Ligurian coast, dotted with pastel houses nestled amid terraced hills that drop to the jade and lapis waters of the Mediterranean.
After breakfast catch the train to Rio Maggiore, Vernazza and Monterosso. Have a tasteful lunch in Monterosso before continuing to Manarola. Back to La Spezia by train. Overnight.
Day 3 La Spezia - The Lunigiana
After breakfast proceed to Lunigiana area, an off beaten path area in Northern Tuscany at 30 minutes away from Cinque Terre, between Liguria and Tuscany. It is a land rich in history and things to do: fascinating castles, romanesque Churches, medieval villages. The first stop will be in Pontremoli known for its romanesque Church Of St. George and Malaspina castle. Afterwards continue to Villafranca, a centre of traditional rural culture. It has an interesting ethnographical museum housed in old Fifteenth-century mills. In the afternoon you will visit the winery Lunae, historical Vermentino and Colli Di Luni Doc producer in Cinque Terre and taste local wines. Back To La Spezia. Overnight.
Day 4 La Spezia - Carrara caves
A full day to explore the quarry where the marble was sourced for Michaelangelo's David. Cave di Marmo is a sprawling series of white marble caves and quarries stretching from Carrara into the surrounding mountains. You will enjoy a guided tour by jeep (45 Min) and will taste lardo di colonnata, a charcuterie product obtained from the fat of the topside section of pork and it is made in the small village Of Colonnata. Back to La Spezia. Departure.

ISCRA reserves the right to change the scheduled excursions, tasting experiences or modify the itinerary.
ISCRA booking office will confirm the services at booking.

 

ID: T760, Tourcode :SHB