62nd European Go Congress: day trips

Read about our proposals.
Choose your favorite proposals between ours. After that, write us to let us know the date of your tour and the number of people interested. We will reply you immediately to give you all the information you need to book your excursion. Tuscany is waiting for you!

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Reaching on own account of the Roncioni pier in Pisa – Lungarno Mediceo near the San Matteo Museum

Boat embarkation and panoramic navigation on board, for exclusive use, on the Arno River, along the historic Lungarni citizens until externally navigating the part of the river that runs along the Tenuta di San Rossore and return after about 2 hours to the departure airport.

While browsing buffet service with buffet lunch / dinner menu:

prosecco, espresso spritz, fruit cocktail, sparkling water, water natural, red wine from the Pisan hills,

  • selection of typical Tuscan cold cuts and cheeses,
  • wild boar ham with mountain olives,
  • salami with knife,
  • “coppa”,
  • pecorino pisanello,
  • pecorino di grotta,
  • spelled salad with vegetables,
  • panzanella
  • savory pie with ricotta and spinach
  • crostini with tomato and basil,
  • small pizzas.

Start navigation at 8 pm return to the pier at 10 pm

Price: Cost 40€ per person minimum 25 paying maximum 45.
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Reaching on own account of the Roncioni pier in Pisa – Lungarno Mediceo near the San Matteo Museum

Boat embarkation and panoramic navigation on board, for exclusive use, on the Arno River, along the historic Lungarni citizens up to externally navigate the part of the river that runs along the Tenuta di San Rossore and return after about 2 hours to the departure airport.

While browsing buffet service with aperitif menu:

  • spritz in carafe,
  • still water,
  • sparkling water,
  • red orange juice,
  • salted peanuts,
  • small pizzas, 
  • puff pastry filled with cheese,
  • savory pie with spinach.

Information in Italian.

Start navigation at 7 pm return to the pier at 9pm

Price: Cost 30€ per person minimum 25 paying maximum 45
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Enjoy a 2-hour evening tour of Pisa with locals, exploring the city’s nightlife.

The tour will introduce you to the true city of Pisa, up to beyond the iconic Leaning Tower.
This is a unique experience to enjoy this unpretentious university city, where you’ll have the opportunity to eat and drink with the locals away from tourist traps and understand the traditions and culture behind the food.

In addition to eating and drinking your way through the streets of Pisa, you will see the city from a different perspective: discover the hidden streets, photograph the city from unusual places, discover the history of the city and also the daily life of people living in Pisa.

Meet your local guide at the statue of Garibaldi at 7.30pm.

The first step will be a visit to the city’s most popular pub, where you can enjoy a pint of their craft beer with appetizers.

The second step will be a visit to one of the most popular areas as a meeting place for students to try a sandwich with pork and a glass of wine

Another square and another district for the last step to enjoy a taste of local fried fish with a glass of wine.

End of the tour at 9.30pm.

Price: Price € 35 per person minimum 10 participants
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Departure at 4 pm by bus from Palazzo dei Congressi to Forte dei Marmi, the capital of Versilia.
Forte dei Marmi is about a 20-minute drive from Viareggio. This beautiful town, overlooking the sea, takes its name from the eighteenth-century Fortino built by Grand Duke Leopold I to protect the precious blocks of marble coming from the Apuans who were standing here waiting to be shipped.

With the establishment of seaside tourism, the city has established itself as a holiday resort and as a shopping center, becoming the most important in Versilia.

Forte dei Marmi is today a famous and appreciated center of luxury shopping: along its main streets are the boutiques of the big names in international fashion such as Prada, Cèline, Yves Saint Laurent, Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and many others.

The area between Piazza Garibaldi, Via Roma, Via Mazzini and Piazza Dante is the pulsating heart of the Fort. There are items of clothing, footwear, bags, jewelry, food and wine products and crafts.

The prices shown may not be available to everyone but it is still cheerful and lively avenues ideal for walking, admire the windows and eat an ice cream
You will have time to enjoy the promenade or luxury shopping.

Return scheduled for 8pm.

Price: cost transfer by bus (min 20 participants): 27€ for person / 50 participants 18€ for person
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DESCRIPTION OF THE ITINERARY:
The tour starts from the Palazzo dei Congressi at 4pm and continues in a medieval aqueduct passing by the wall of Pisa.

The aqueduct was commissioned by the Granduc of Tuscany Ferdinando de ‘Medici (XVI-XVII).

The bike path continues for 6 km along these 934 arches, the Medici aqueduct was built to bring water from the sources of the Monti Pisani to the fountains of Pisa.

From this road we will reach the Monastery of “Certosa di Calci” where the Middle Ages meet the Renaissance and the seventeenth century.

The landscape is that of the “Gracious Valley” where the olive tree and the vines are the main crop.

It is worth stopping in Calci and its Romanesque church dedicated to Saints Giovanni and Ermolao, dated 1116, with a wonderful bell tower that was also an ancient defensive tower.

Near this village in the countryside we can suggest a local winery where you can stop to taste the excellent wine and “bruschette” with olive oil for an aperitif at sunset.

ROUTE DIFFICULTY: easy, not suitable for children under 16 years

DURATION: about 5 HOURS (Bruschetta stop / wine tasting aperitif)
SPOKEN LANGUAGES: Italian – English – French
DURATION: 30 km
Trekking bike or Ebikes.

Price: Bike-rental, guide and tasting aperitif on the farm: 70€ for person min 10 participants/ Ebike supplement +25€
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Located in the historic heart of Pisa, the restaurant “L’Etichetta” will introduce you to the real Tuscan cuisine, made of excellent raw materials and a simple but tasty cuisine.
The restaurant is located in one of the most beautiful squares of Pisa, where every evening, not the tourists, but the Pisans, love to spend the summer evenings drinking a glass of wine or a beer and meeting with friends.
The label will amaze you with its beautiful location and traditional specialties that will whet your appetite and will treat your palate.

Here are the menus we offer:

  • TYPICAL TUSCAN MIXED APPETIZER 
  • MAREMMANI RAVIOLI( STUFFED WITH ROCKET AND RICOTTA CHEESE ) WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE
  • SIDE DISH
  • DRINKS INCLUDED: WATER AND A GLASS OF WINE

CHILDREN’S MENU:

  • PASTA WITHTOMATO SAUCE
  • GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH SIDE DISH
  • DRINK INCLUDED: WATER

VEGETARIAN MENU:

  • MIXED VEGETARIAN APPETIZER
  • MAREMMANI RAVIOLI (RIPIENI CHEESE WITH ROCK AND RICOTTA) WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE
  • GRILLED VEGETABLES OR SALAD
  • DRINKS INCLUDED: WATER AND A GLASS OF WINE
Price: Price is 30€ for adult / 18€ for children
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Located in the historic heart of Pisa, the restaurant “L’Etichetta” will introduce you to the real Tuscan cuisine, made of excellent raw materials and a simple but tasty cuisine.
The restaurant is located in one of the most beautiful squares of Pisa, where every evening, not the tourists, but the Pisans, love to spend the summer evenings drinking a glass of wine or a beer and meeting with friends.
The label will amaze you with its beautiful location and traditional specialties that will whet your appetite and will treat your palate.

Here are the menus we offer:

  • FRESH TASTE PASTA WITH “RAGU” “
  • CHIANINA FILLET WITH GRILL WITH CONTOUR
  • DRINKS INCLUDED: WATER AND A GLASS OF WINE

CHILDREN’S MENU:

  • PASTA WITHTOMATO SAUCE
  • GRILLED CHICKEN BREAST WITH SIDE DISH
  • DRINK INCLUDED: WATER

VEGETARIAN MENU:

  • MIXED VEGETARIAN APPETIZER
  • MAREMMANI RAVIOLI (RIPIENI CHEESE WITH ROCK AND RICOTTA) WITH MUSHROOM SAUCE
  • GRILLED VEGETABLES OR SALAD
  • DRINKS INCLUDED: WATER AND A GLASS OF WINE
Price: Price is 30€ for adult / 18€ for children
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Experience more than just the Leaning Tower. Explore the city!

Enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of the city of Pisa, exploring the main attractions but also visiting some of the out-of-the-ordinary places frequented by locals. This walking tour will introduce you to the real city of Pisa, beyond the iconic Leaning Tower.

The tour is on a level ground, which makes it accessible to the disabled and slow pedestrians. This is a unique experience to enjoy this unpretentious university city, where you will have the opportunity to learn about history and monuments, as well as the daily life of a small and lively Tuscan medieval town. You will see the city from a different perspective: discover the hidden streets, photograph the city from unusual places, and see the Leaning Tower and other famous monuments.

Meet your local guide at the Palazzo dei Congressi at 4pm and cross the south side of the city to the famous Leaning Tower on the north side.

Along the way, stop and admire the mural of the late twentieth century American artist Keith Haring. Stroll along the busy Corso Italia to the Arno River and stop to enjoy the view of the beautiful river banks in the heart of Pisa.

Stroll along Borgo Stretto until you reach the splendid Piazza dei Cavalieri, already epicenter of the medieval maritime republic of Pisa, and redesigned at the end of the sixteenth century by Florentine architects.

As a final part of your tour, pay a visit to the magnificent and monumental complex of the Cathedral of Pisa and its bell tower – the Leaning Tower. View both these beautiful buildings from the outside and take photos before the end of your tour at 11:45.

Meeting point Palazzo dei Congressi
Start time at 5pm
End of the Leaning Tower tour at 7pm

Price: Price is 9€ for person maximum 5 participants
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How to prepare a delicious traditional Tuscan dish

Tuscany is famous for the sun, the countryside, extra virgin olive oil, and wine FOOD

This course is a practical cooking lesson, where, supported by a professional chef, you will learn how to cook delicious traditional Tuscan recipes.

The course is three hours, including dinner, where you will cook a recipe for this Menu with someone:

a starter mixed Tuscany crostini bread with sauce

first course homemade pasta with ragù

second course fricassea chicken with potatoes and zucchini

At the end of the preparation, after cleaning the kitchen (part of the course) the whole group will eat what has been produced.
For safety reasons it is important to wear long trousers, closed anti-slip shoes, long hair and if possible have a hat and an apron.

The course will start with a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 10 participants.

Price: Price is 50€ for person
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How to prepare a delicious traditional Tuscan dish

Tuscany is famous for the sun, the countryside, extra virgin olive oil, and wine FOOD

This course is a practical cooking lesson, where, supported by a professional chef, you will learn how to cook delicious traditional Tuscan recipes.

The course is three hours, including dinner, where you will cook a recipe for this Menu with someone:

a starter Panzanella and crostone bread black cabbage
first course homemade pasta with fresh basil and tomato sauce
second course zucchini omelets with mixed salad

At the end of the preparation, after cleaning the kitchen (part of the course) the whole group will eat what has been produced.
For safety reasons it is important to wear long trousers, closed anti-slip shoes, long hair and if possible have a hat and an apron.

The course will start with a minimum of 7 and a maximum of 10 participants.

 

Price: Price is 50€ for person
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Experience more than just the Leaning Tower. Explore the city!

Enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour of the city of Pisa, exploring the main attractions but also visiting some of the places out of the ordinary and frequented by the locals. This walking tour will introduce you to the real city of Pisa, up to beyond the iconic Leaning Tower.

The tour is on a flat terrain, which makes it accessible to the disabled and slow walking. This is a unique experience to enjoy this unpretentious university city, where you will have the opportunity to learn about the history and monuments, as well as the daily life of a small and lively Tuscan medieval town. You will see the city from a different perspective: discover the hidden streets, photograph the city from unusual places, as well as see the Leaning Tower and other famous monuments.

Meet your local guide near the train station at 9:45 am in the morning and go through the south side of the city to the famous Leaning Tower on the north side.

Along the way, stop to admire the mural of the late 20th century American artist Keith Haring.Stroll along the busy Corso Italia up to the Arno river and stop to enjoy the view of the beautiful riverfine banks in the heart of Pisa.

Stroll along Borgo Stretto until you reach the splendid Piazza dei Cavalieri, already epicenter of the medieval maritime republic of Pisa, and redesigned at the end of the 16th century by Florentine architects.

As a final part of your tour, pay a visit to the magnificent and monumental complex of the Cathedral of Pisa and its bell tower – the Leaning Tower. View both these beautiful buildings from the outside and take photos before the end of your tour at about 11.45am.

  • Meeting point at the fountain in front of Pisa Centrale train station
  • Start time at  9:45
  • End of tour at the Leaning Tower at 11:45

 

Price: Price is 9 € for person minimum 25 paying
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Departure at 4pm from the Palazzo dei Congressi for Bolgheri that will welcome us with its cypress avenue made famous by Carducci.

We will discover a village animated by wine bars and taverns, artisan shops and wine shops that will delight you with the typical food and wine products of the Etruscan coast.

After visiting the village we will go to a Bogheri DOC cellar, to understand how one of the most famous wines in the world is born, we will visit the “barriccaia” and we will tell the story of the only wine in Tuscany that does not derive from the Sangiovese grape.

Then on the hour of sunset we will make a good aperitif tasting 3 different wines accompanied by bruschetta and breadsticks.

Price: Price bus excursion with tasting in the cellar: 44€ pp.min 16 participants / 40€ min 20 partecipants/ 34€ min 40 partecipants
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Starting from Pisa at 6.30

Boarding at 8.20 at the port in Piombino

Arrival at Pianosa at around 11.00.

Beginning of the guided tour. Simple walk with very little difference in height of 3, 5 km.

End of the guided tour around 13.00

Pianosa, the ancient Planasia has been a place of imprisonment or exile since the Roman period. The nephew of Emperor Augustus, Agrippa Postumo, exiled on this island was killed on his soil. During the end of the Roman Empire it was the site of a large Christian community that left a very large area of catacombs. By the end of the nineteenth century it became a cutting-edge prison experiment.

We will leave the house of the Agronomist, cross the Piazza delle Barriere and the wall from the Church, entering the prison area we will see the branch of the Central, visit the rational henhouse and after walking through a pine forest we will arrive in Cala di Biagio, we will see the Scoglio della Scola and Punta Secca. Returning to the residential area we will skirt the wall.

FREE LUNCH (or packed on request)

Afternoon dedicated to the Cala Giovanna bath

15.00, 45 meeting of participants for a tour of the civil country.

17.00 departure to return at 20.00 in Piombino

Price: Bus, ferry, guide: 67€ pp. minimum 25 participants.
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Afternoon excursion to Volterra, the largest and most imposing city, and a jewel that dominates the Val di Cecina to the sea.

Departure at 4pm from the Palazzo dei Congressi to Volterra where our guide will be waiting for us to discover this village that was the cradle of Etruscan, Roman, Medieval and Renaissance civilization and culture.

Its history extends over three thousand years and has filled the city with a wealth of artistic and monumental testimonies, including the beautiful Piazza dei Priori with the town hall, the doors and the great walls dating back to the XIII century, the Torre del Porcellino and the ruins of the Roman Theater.

The best way to get to know Volterra is to walk along its paved alleys with typical alabaster shops.

We will also see the large city park, dominated by the Fortress built by the Medici, with its tall tower, the “Rocca del Mastio“.

A real journey through history!

Price: Price bus excursion and guide: 44€ pp.min 16 participants / 40€ min 20 partecipants/ 34€ min 40 partecipants