Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa & Florence in One Day

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa & Florence in One Day

Delight in the sights of Pisa and Florence on this full-day shore excursion from the port of Livorno! Take in the Tuscan countryside as you travel to these two legendary cities in the comfort of an air-conditioned vehicle. Visit Pisa and get up close to the Leaning Tower, as well as the other spectacular Romanesque landmarks on the Field of Miracles. In Florence, show-stopping attractions await you, from the jaw-dropping Duomo to iconic Ponte Vecchio to panoramic vistas from Piazzale Michelangelo. At the end of the day, sit back and reminisce about the glorious sights you enjoyed while we escort you back to Livorno with a guaranteed on-time return to your ship. This shared service has two configurations: With 8 or fewer passengers, you'll be in a minivan with an English-speaking driver who can give commentaries as you drive around (driver cannot go with you on foot). With 9 or more passengers, you'll be in a minibus with a driver and separate guide who can accompany you on foot.

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Pass By: Livorno, Livorno, Province of Livorno, Tuscany

Meet your guide or driver at coach parking/bus terminal (the "scambiatore") and depart for Pisa and Florence.

Stop At: Piazzale Michelangelo, Viale Michelangelo, 50125, Florence Italy

This plaza, high above the city and dedicated to the Renaissance sculptor Michelangelo, gives the viewer a breathtaking panorama of Florence and is the perfect way to start your visit. You will get a birds-eye view of all the famous landmarks -- the Arno riiver traversed by Ponte Vecchio, the splendid duomo dominating the cityscape, the church of Santa Croce, the Medieval tower of Palazzo Vecchio,

In the centre of the piazza is a bronze copy Michelangelo's masterpiece, the colossal sculpture of David, surrounded by copies of the four allegories from the Medici Chapel of San Lorenzo.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Basilica of Santa Croce, Piazza Santa Croce 16, 50122, Florence Italy

Santa Croce is perhaps best known for who is buried there -- its interred include such illustrious figures as Michelangelo, Machiavelli, Galileo, and Rossini. The basilica, which is the largest Franciscan church in the world, is also known for the frescoes that decorate its many chapels.

Perhaps the most interesting feature of the church is the gigantic star of David adorning the facade. The neo-Gothic restyling was undertaken around 1860, with Jewish architect Niccolò Matas in charge of the design. Matas had wanted to be buried in the cemetery of Santa Croce with his distinguished peers, but, because of his faith, his body was laid to rest instead under the entryway to the church.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Duomo - Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore, Via della Canonica, 1 Piazza del Duomo, 50122, Florence Italy

The very heart of Florence is found at Piazza del Duomo -- Cathedral Square. Here you can view the spectacular Duomo, the Baptistry, and Giotto's Bell Tower in their delicious hues of sage green, white, and dusky pink. The sheer magnitude of the cathedral is sure to amaze you, as is the beauty of Brunelleschi's cupola, the dome that is yet a testament to the engineering genius of the architect and the daring patronage of the Medici family.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Della Repubblica, 50123, Florence Italy

Piazza della Repubblica today is filled with chic terraces, sumptuously decorated cafès, upscale hotels and shopping, and a glittering merry-go-round -- a far cry from its two centuries as the Jewish ghetto that started in the mid-1500s. The spot is a bustling pedestrian crossroads of the city, recalling its ancient origins as the site of the Roman forum.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Piazza della Signoria, 50122, Florence Italy

Piazza della Signoria was and still is the center of Florentine life. The handsome plaza, with Palazzo Vecchio as its focal point, is a striking presentation of the city's Medieval and Renaissance past. In the center of the piazza is a plaque commemorating the execution of Savonarola after his brief reign of cultural desecration in the late 15th Century, and to the side, in brilliant juxtaposition, the loggia containing an assembly of sculptural masterpieces by some of the most celebrated artists of the Renaissance. Passing between Palazzo Vecchio and the loggia, you enter into the courtyard of the Uffizi gallery, where 44 rooms house a priceless collection of paintings and sculpture by such masters as Cimabue, Giotto, Botticelli, Raphael, Caravaggio, Michelangelo, Titian, and Leonardo Da Vinci.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Ponte Vecchio, 50125, Florence Italy

Ponte Vecchio is truly the poster boy of Florence. Now famous for its pricey gold shops, the "Old Bridge" was the only bridge across the Arno in Florence not destroyed by the Nazi's during WWII. The shimmering shops on Ponte Vecchio today are a vast contrast to the butcher shops of its origins, but it is undoubtedly one of the most iconic images of the city.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Piazza dei Miracoli, Piazza del Duomo, 56126, Pisa Italy

Our stop in Pisa is Campo dei Miracoli, which literally means "Field of Miracles" in Italian, but to tourists it basically means "the Leaning Tower"! The beautiful bell tower, which had already begun leaning by the time builders got to the third storey in 1178, is today appreciated more for the fact that it is about 15 feet off perpendicular than for its aesthetic qualities. But speaking of aesthetic qualities -- all the monuments on the Field of Miracles are splendid examples of Romanesque architecture (according to towerofpisa.org, the Campo dei Miracoli is "the most splendiferous assemblage of Romanesque architecture in Italy.") You'll have time to admire the hulking cathedral, the almost-Islamic baptistery, and the graceful cemetery in addition to taking creative pictures of your friends "holding up" the Leaning Tower.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Leaning Tower of Pisa, Piazza del Duomo Piazza dei Miracoli, 56126, Pisa Italy

The bell tower of the cathedral of Pisa is known to visitors as simply "the Leaning Tower of Pisa." It is by far the most famous of all the magnificent structures on the Field of Miracles. After a feat of engineering in recent years that prevented the tower from toppling over, the world's most famous inclining monument can be enjoyed from the ground or by climbing the 250 steps to the top, where you'll get amazing views of the surrounding countryside.


Duration: 30 minutes



Informacion Adicional
"Not wheelchair accessible"
"Stroller accessible"
"Near public transportation"
"Infants must sit on laps"
"Not recommended for travelers with back problems"
"Not recommended for pregnant travelers"
"No heart problems or other serious medical conditions"
"Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level"
"Please note: If there are less than nine people on the tour, transport will be in a minivan and the excursion will be led by an English-speaking driver. If the group exceeds nine people, transport will be in a minibus that will include a separate driver and guide."
"This is a shared tour and you will be expected to maintain the pace of the group.If you have limited mobility we suggest to book a private tour for your best enjoyment."
"Minimum numbers apply. There is the possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In this case, you will be offered an alternative tour or full refund."
"If you are not ready to depart at the assigned time, we cannot wait for you beyond a reasonable period of time, nor can we promise to fulfill the itinerary, nor promise to extend the duration of the tour.Please allow enough time to catch the shuttle and meet us at the designated spot on time."
"At time of booking, cruise ship passengers must provide the name of their ship, docking time, disembarkation time, and re-boarding time."
"Order of stops may vary."
"Being a shared tour, it's important to respect the time allotted at each stop by your driver. We kindly ask that you return to the vehicle at the appointed time so that we can stay on schedule."
"You must be able to walk for extended periods of time. Not recommended for those with mobility issues."
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 35 travelers"
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability"



Start Time: 08:00 AM
Duration: 9 Hours
Start location: Porto di Livorno, Calata Sgarallino, 1, 57100 Livorno LI, Italy
Traveler pickup is offered
Take the shuttle provided by the port of Livorno to COACH PARKING (the "scambiatore") which is a few minutes' ride inside the port. Do NOT take a shuttle to the city center, pay directly on the spot 5 euro for the ride. Please allow at least 15 minutes from the time you disembark to get to coach parking as the number of shuttles can be limited.


Ports

  • Porto di Livorno, Piazza dell'Arsenale, 8, 57123 Livorno LI, Italy


Cancellations and refunds: For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start time of the experience.

Included

  • Port pick.up and drop-off
  • Professional guide with over 8 passengers, otherwise an English-speaking driver
  • Transport by air-conditioned vehicle
  • Live commentary on board
  • Guaranteed on-time return to the pier
  • No more than 35 passengers per bus with an average of 20

Not Included

  • Gratuities
  • Food and drinks

Facilities


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