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 What’s to see from La Spezia? Lucca and Carrara, for one!

The first thing you need to kno9w about La Spezia is that, unlike in the other ports of call in Italy, vehicles are not allowed close to the ship.

And yet, some Cruise Lines have a few of their ships docking there. Among these, we find Royal Caribbean International, Disney Cruise Line, Oceania Cruises, Azamara Club Cruises, Carnival, and WindStar Cruises. So make sure you check your ship’s ports of call!

Let’s say your ship is one of the few that dock in La Spezia…what now?

Once you get off the ship you’ll need to take the shuttle to reach the parking area at the exit of the port. This is where you’ll find your Rome in Limo driver. He will have a sign with your name on to be easily spotted.

Now you’re ready to start your great day on shore visiting Lucca and Carrara! Here’s what to see…

Lucca is famous for its incredibly well-preserved Medieval walls on which you can actually walk! Secret passages, hideaways, and ramparts hold the historical memory of a city that has much to tell and hide wonderful slices of heaven such as the Botanical Garden as well as a library, herbaria, laboratory-museums and much more.

As you cross the walls into the city, you enter the heart of the town and what is commonly referred to as the city of one hundred churches for a large number of religious buildings which represent marvelous examples of architectural Italian styles. Unfortunately, you won’t be able to see them all due to time, but you can certainly fit in a few!

 

You’ll have time to have for a meal before heading to your next destination…

Carrara, a town most famous for its legendary marble quarries used to build the Pantheon and Trajan’s Column in Rome, and a place with over 2,000 years of history. Also known as the birthplace of luxury bathrooms and where artists like Michelangelo got the marble to create masterpieces like The David!

Marble is everywhere! As you look around, you’ll undoubtedly run into something made of marble, benches, statues, sculptures, pavement, fountains and of course, the main cathedral! Pop your head in one of the marble studios to see the artisans at work!

Rome in Limo Tours offers two options to choose from for your onshore tours: you can choose our Private Tour, where the driver and vehicle will be for your family only or choose our Sharing Tour, where your family can share our vehicle and driver with others. This options is indicated for those who have small families, 2 or 3 people, and wish to save money but also for those who wish to make new friends.

 

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