Our ship will stop in Livorno for one day and we can't decide whether to visit Lucca or Florence.
We have driven through parts of Tuscany once a few yrs. ago, and spent one day and a night in Siena. We enjoyed driving through the area, seeing the countryside. We have also been to Florence - just once, for one day, when on a cruise. We walked around the historic areas of the old city and visited the Uffizzi Gallery.
Florence has a lot to offer, but we were thinking of maybe going to Lucca, possible stopping for a quick look at the tower in Pisa along the way (though that isn't a priority). If we rented a car and drove to Lucca, would we find many interesting towns to stop in or just look at as we drove along to Lucca? Or perhaps there are some more charming towns near Lucca?
Any info. appreciated!
ould we be better off taking a train - or as I read on another thread, a train to Pisa and then a bus from there to Lucca? I don't suppose there would be time to visit Lucca for just a nice look around - say 2 hrs. - and then go to Florence and roam around a bit before having to head back to Livorno? (We'd have to be back on board our ship by about 4 p.m. or so.)