FOR ANY INFORMATION ABOUT
THE FOLLOWING SERVICES AND BOOKING

- bus/car transfers (i.e. airport/hotel)
- bus services
- excursions
- baby-sitting
- flight changing
- hotel reservations
- dinner in typical local restaurants


PLEASE CONTACT US AT

ALTAVERSILIA VIAGGI SRL
Piazza Carducci, 70
I-55047 Seravezza (LU)
ITALIA
T. +39 0584 757525
Fax +39 0584 758070
altaversilia@interfree.it
www.altaversiliaviaggi.it

THE MICHELANGELO MARBLE QUARRIES EXPERIENCE

You will visit one of the oldest existing quarries with spectacular, breath-taking views. You will meet the quarrymen who will talk to you about the history of their work from the oldest quarrying techniques to the most modern and you will be their guests at their canteen where you will enjoy a hearty lunch with traditional dishes, wine and lots of quarry tales.


Tuesday and Thursday 10.00 – 2.00 pm approx.
Per person 69 Euro - Minimum 4 persons


Our services

- Transport
- Expert quarry guide
- Lunch at the quarrymen’s canteen with local dishes

ART AND HISTORY IN PIETRASANTA

Visit the workshops where the artists create their works of art and watch the artists at work
We will take you to Pietrasanta, a charming medieval town where Michelangelo once sculpted, much loved by many international artists since such as Henry Moore, Mitoraj and Botero. Today the town, also known as the “little Athens”, is the centre for contemporary art. You will visit the workshops and see the process involved in making a piece of sculpture in stone or a mosaic in marble. You will also see the various stages in making a piece of sculpture including clay modeling, the preparation of plaster and wax moulds and the final bronze-making at the foundry.
To finish we will sip on an aperitif in the cathedral square.


Wednesday 9.00 – 12.00 Am approx.
Per person 55 Euro - Minimum 5 participants


Our services
- Guided tour of sculpture workshop and foundry
- Aperitivo

LUCCA TOUR, WINETASTING AND PUCCINI’S ARIAS

Traditional flavours for your heart and palate.
Lucca is one of the prettiest fortified cities in Italy, one of the very few walled towns that is still intact today. After a guided tour or a “self-catering” bike tour with map of this fascinating town and a little shopping in the main streets, we will meet in the old cellars of an historical Palace of Lucca to taste the wines & specialities. Afterwards we will make our way to the beautiful Basilica di San Giovanni where at seven o’clock well-known soprano and tenor voices will sing the most famous arias of the great master Puccini.


Saturday 2.00 – 9.00 pm approx.
Per person 90 Euro - Minimum 5 participants


Our services
- Professional guide for town tour or bicycle with map
- Tasting of typical wines & products in old cellars
- Ticket for Puccini concert

TREKKING ON HORSEBACK IN THE APUAN ALPS

This trekking excursion is a magnificent opportunity to experience one of the most beautiful
rides through the Apuan Alps in one of Italy’s most famous natural parks. Here you can be at one with nature high up in the fresh air!
On reaching the guide’s house set at the top of the hills above Versilia, you will be met by our fully qualified trekking guide internationally known for his long distance trekking adventures.
You will enjoy a warm welcome in the farmhouse with a drink and short briefing on riding in the Alps. Then you will be shown your horse and taught to saddle up. You will begin if necessary with a short riding lesson in the paddocks before you ride off over mountain paths to enjoy the breathtaking scenery.
For lunch you will go back to the guide’s house, gather round the fire and enjoy some genuine Italian home cooking….


Sunday: 9.30 – 2 pm approx.
Difficulty Easy-medium
Per person 100 Euro - Minimum 2 participants


Our services
- Transport
- Briefing & riding lesson
- Horse & Trekking itinerary
- Professional guide
- Drink + lunch

CANYONING IN THE RIVER VERSILIA

Canyoning is the only way to discover the hidden corners of paradise.
It’s a mix of walking in water, sliding down natural water slides, jumping in clear springs, lowering yourself down waterfalls on a rope, catching a glimpse of unique species of animals and plants;
It’s a mix of lights, shapes, sounds and colours which are continuously changing due to the slow and relentless movement of water. Modern materials and equipment, specific techniques and the watchful eyes of our guides enable us to say that today Canyoning is poetry and pure fun.

Friday: 9.30 – 12.00 am approx.
Difficulty Average-high although no experience is required. Also suitable for children from age 9 up
Per person 79 Euro - Minimum 5 participants


Our services
- Qualified assistance
- Equipment supplied: Wetsuit + helmet + harness + carabineers + ropes and communal equipment (all equipment is certified for canyoning according to Italian law)


What you need to bring

A swimsuit, towel, running or trekking shoes (you have to walk in the water with them)
Take off all hand and arm jewellery
If you wear glasses, use a head band/string so you do not lose them
If you wear contact lenses, bring an extra pair
If you have long hair (past your shoulders) use a hair band to tie it back

SAIL TO PORTOVENERE & THE CINQUE TERRE

Experience the Cinque Terre from the sea on a high performance regatta sailing boat equipped with all mod cons.
From the sea you get a unique view of how these charming villages perch literally on the edge of the coastal hills with all their beautiful colours which makes them so famous. You will also be able to see how the coastline is terraced with vines as they have been for hundreds of years and the fishing villages such as Tellaro, Fiascherino and Le Grazie. The beautiful historical boats are still there as is the Roman villa at Varignano; the Portoro marble quarries; the WW2 canons and the convent at San Venerio which is the protector of the lighthouses as well as the hidden castles in the area known as Lunigiana
Lunch on board with local products


Friday: 9.30 – 2 pm approx.
Per person 190 Euro - Minimum 4 participants


Our services

- High performance regatta sailing boat with professional skipper from Marina di Carrara
- Lunch on board with local fare

SAILING ACROSS THE GULF OF POETS

A full day on a sailing boat discovering the Gulf of Poets’ wonders.
Discover with us the most enchanting bays, coasting Tellaro, Lerici, Le Grazie and savour an appetizing and stimulating snack. We will bathe in the clear waters of Portovenere and the dip will be followed by lunch on board and by well-deserved relaxation! We’ll keep sailing towards the Islands Palmaria and Tino, coming back to Viareggio in the afternoon. We’ll enjoy ourselves fishing or for the most willing, it will be possible to learn the first notions of sailing.


Every day: 9.00 – 5 pm approx.
Per person 110 Euro - Minimum 4 participants


Our services
- Sailing boat with professional skipper from Viareggio
- Aperitif, midmorning snack and Lunch on board

WINE AND DINE WITH THE LOCALS AT SEA

An original location to spend a few delightful hours with your friends and to try the flavours of the Tuscan cuisine boating style. On board a splendid sailing boat off the coast of Viareggio, we begin with an aperitif at sunset, followed by a wonderful dinner, gently rocked by the waves.


Every day on request from approx. 19.00
Per person 90 Euro - Minimum 4 participants

Our services
- Transport
- Full 3- course dinner with local dishes and wine

UP, UP AND AWAY!
FLY OVER THE MOUNTAINS DOWN TO THE SEA

The Tuscan region can be enjoyed in many different ways - a very novel way is to see it from above by paraflying. This is not an “extreme” sport and anyone can enjoy this unique experience in total safety with an expert flyer. You will in fact be flying together with an instructor in a two-seater paraglider and you can even video your experience.
After an initial briefing with your instructor including a short lesson on use, the wind and equipment you will take off on your flight. This will be 20-30 minute glide down to the valley to witness the changing vegetation, small mountain villages, the sea and the leaning tower of Pisa from above.
On completion of your first flight you will also receive a certificate and some pictures …..

Wednesday 11.30 – 4.00 pm approx.
Difficulty Easy - medium
Per person 120 Euro - Minimum 2 participants

WINES, VINES & OILS

Tuscany is not just about important brand-name wines, there are also many small winemakers with small estates who produce excellent, genuine wines with full earthy flavours as well as tasty oils.
These winemakers often grow vines to produce their own organic wine according to methods based on the natural potential of the plants, the soil and the cycle of the moon, without the use of chemical fertilizers.

The result is “healthy”, “sturdy” wines that are a true expression of the land.
Your host will take you around the vineyards and the cellars and tell you all you want to know about organic farming. To finish you will enter the manor house - an 18th century, baroque style mansion and of course taste the wines, oil and selected local products.


Thursday 3.00 - 6.30 pm approx,
Per person 40 Euro - Minimum 6 participants

Our services
- Transport
- Guide
- Wine, oil and local products tasting

THE BEST 3 TUSCAN WINES

After visiting the estate described above and the wine, oil and selected local product tasting, we will walk through the walled town of Lucca at sunset and will learn in one of the best stocked Italian wine cellars of Lucca with the help of a sommelier, the colour, smell & taste of the 3 best Tuscan wines: Chianti, Brunello di Montalcino and Bolgheri, accompanied by Italian cheeses, from Mozzarella to the spicy Gorgonzola.


Thursday 2.00 - 8.00 pm approx,
Per person 85 Euro - Minimum 6 participants


Our services

- Transport
- Guide
- Wine, oil and local products tasting

CHIANTI: QUAD & WINE EXPERIENCE

Our van will bring you to the astonishing walled medieval town of Monteriggioni, near Siena. From there, after a short driving lesson by our expert guide, you will drive a quad along dirt roads on the Chianti hills up to an estate where you will enjoy the local products & wines, with help of a sommelier.
Really an unforgettable experience in the very middle of the most picturesque Tuscan landscape!


Tuesday 2.00 – 9.00 pm approx.
Per person 230 Euro - Minimum 6 participants


Our services

- 1 quad per couple including helmets and under helmet sleeve, petrol,
insurance R.C.
- 1 guide/technician with own vehicle
- Transport and recovery service
- Wine tasting of 4 wines in the Chianti wine estate.

HOT AIR BALLOONING OVER LUCCA AND TERRITORY

Fly in a hot air balloon over the picturesque landscape of Lucca.
Take off with us to discover the magical world of ‘lighter than air’ and the magic of a relaxing, highly panoramic flight. The city of Lucca, the hills, the villas and the beautiful mountains will pass by below your feet, in total silence: suspended by a ‘bubble of air’, which can skim the woods below or fly higher, maybe in the clouds, to admire the Islands of the Tuscan Archipelago or the Apennines.
Breakfast upon landing with a toast for your flight baptism and presentation of a personalized flight certificate included in the price.

Every day – very early in the morning according to the weather conditions and availability. The flight itself takes about one hour and is followed by a typical breakfast with local fare, a toast for flight baptism and presentation of a personalized flight certificate.

Per person
380 Euro - Minimum 2 and maximum 5 participants


Our services

- Transport
- Flight on hot air baloon with specialized pilot
- Breakfast with local fare and wines