SHORE EXCURSIONS FROM LIVORNO PORT
DURATION: FULL DAY – 9 HOURS
Your driver will meet you directly at the dock and will be waiting for you when you disembark.
After about a 30 min drive along the famous Aurelia Roman road we will reach PISA, famous for the LEANING TOWER, as well as the other important buildings within the PIAZZA DEI MIRACOLI square, namely the DUOMO, CAMPOSANTO AND THE BAPTISTERY. If you wish to climb the leaning tower, please reserve tickets in advance using the website www.opapisa.it where you can reserve your visit between 16 and 45 days before the desired date.
After visiting Pisa, we will drive through the Tuscan countryside for about an hour and reach FLORENCE, the home of the RENAISSANCE. Our first stop will be the breathtaking panoramic viewpoint, PIAZZALE MICHELANGELO, where you can enjoy seeing the city from above and take some wonderful photos. Your driver will point out the main churches, palaces and buildings that are visible from here. Then we would recommend a visit at least to one of the important museums – the UFFIZI GALLERY (famous the world over for the majestic collection of paintings from BOTTICELLI TO LEONARDO DA VINCI) or the ACCADEMIA (of course known for MICHELANGELO’S DAVID as well as other statues by the great genius). Whatever you decide, we recommend reserving tickets to avoid the long lines in high season, and ALLTUSCANY can take care of this for you. In your request just state the museum you would like to visit, the number of people in your group, and we will handle the rest. On arrival at the museum you can pick up the tickets and pay directly there. After we can help you to choose a perfect spot for lunch, where you can sample some of the typical Florentine cuisine, along with the excellent wine from Tuscany, famous all over the world.
Ponte Vecchio Bridge
Of course you will also have time for shopping, Florence being known for it’s excellent leather, ceramics and gold jewellery.
Other places of interest which shouldn’t be missed include the religious heart of the city – PIAZZA DUOMO, where you can find the impressive CATHEDRAL, BAPTISTERY AND BELL TOWER, along with the political centre of the city – PIAZZA DELLA SIGNORIA, with the 13th century town hall PALAZZO VECCHIO. Time permitting you can also see the SANTA CROCE church, famous for the many tombs of key figures in Italian history, including MICHELANGELO, GALILEO GALILEI AND MACHIAVELLI.
With time for a quick walk over the famous PONTE VECCHIO (OLD BRIDGE) to view and maybe even purchase some jewellery that will conclude your tour of Florence. Enjoy the relaxing ride back to the ship (approx 1-1.5 hrs) and reflect on what will have definitely been an unforgettable day.
Please note that other tours are available from the port of Livorno, such as 5 TERRE, SIENA AND SAN GIMIGNANO, PISA AND LUCCA , CHIANTI, SHOPPING and other personalised itineraries.
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