CITIES and VILLAGES
Only a 25km ride away you will find two world famous Tuscan towns, Pisa and Lucca. The leaning tower of the first one is one of the most known edifices in the world, whie the 4km long city wall of the second invites you to lush stroll or a bike ride high above the rooftops. Lucca is the birthplace of Giaccomo Puccini , and one of the few places in the world, where they have created a square on the ruins of an old roman amphitheatre (piazza dell´ amfiteatro). 85 kilometers fromm the Apollo you will find Florence, the capital of Tuscany, with the Uffizi galleries, the world famous duomo and of course the Ponte Vechhio. Take a walk in the footsteps of the medici in the Palazzo Pitti and the Boboli gardens and enjoy the shere beauty of this ancient city. Leaving Tuscany to the north, you will soon reach the Cinque Terre, the five small villages clinging to the rocks just above the waterline on one of the most beautiful costlines in the world. This beauty is best explored by boat, conveniently leaving from Viareggio harbour every day.
The well known gems of Tuscan, the medieval cities of San Gimignano and Volterra are both within a 100 km ride by car.