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Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

1. Livorno Port, Pisa, Florence: Full-Day Shore Excursion

Begin your excursion with a 30-minute drive to Pisa, stopping first at the Miracles Field, where you’ll see the famed Leaning Tower of Pisa, along with the Duomo and Baptistry. You’ll have time to take photos here and shop for souvenirs.  Florence is a 1-hour drive away, and on arrival you’ll stop at Michelangelo Square for breathtaking views of the major sights of Florence. Your driver will also stop at Santa Croce Church, known best for the tombs of Italian notables such as Michelangelo and Galileo. In the heart of Florence, Repubblica Square, is where you'll experience the major attractions of the city, such as the Duomo, the Porcellino Market and the Old Bridge. After lunch and shopping, depart around 4:00 PM for the drive back to Livorno and your ship. If you’d like to try some of Italy’s best gelato, your driver will make a stop along the way.

Pisa and Florence Private Shore Excursions from Livorno

2. Pisa and Florence Private Shore Excursions from Livorno

Enjoy a full-day private shore excursion of Pisa and Florence from Livorno Port, and discover the Cradle of the Renaissance at sites such as the Duomo and Baptistery in Pisa, and Piazza Michelangelo in Florence. A driver will pick you up from your cruise ship at 08:00 for the 40-minute drive to Pisa, a gentle seaside city famed for its Leaning Tower. Head for the Piazza dei Miracoli (Field of Miracles) to see the Leaning Tower of Pisa, Duomo and Baptistery. After an informative commentary by your driver, feel free to explore the sites on your own before the 1-hour drive to Florence. Your first stop will be Piazza Michelangelo, where you will be rewarded with panoramic views of Florence, before driving to the white façade of Santa Croce Church where Michelangelo and other Renaissance artists are buried. Continue to the Accademia to skip the lines and see Michelangelo's fabled statue of David. Drive to the iconic Duomo area where, during your free time, you can go inside, find a nice spot for lunch, do some shopping, or walk down to the Ponte Vecchio on the River Arno, or Piazza Signoria; home to the Uffizi Gallery.

Cruise Excursion to Florence from Livorno/La Spezia by Car

3. Cruise Excursion to Florence from Livorno/La Spezia by Car

Though Florence is a city that could easily occupy the curious traveller for a lifetime, its rich culture can nonetheless be spectacularly brought to life over the course of a single day. With this tour we will embark on an epic journey from the Middle Ages to the end of the Renaissance, exploring the most beautiful sights of Florence and learning about its history and art. The Uffizi gallery is of course one of the highlights of our tour, and here we will encounter many of the artists who made the city famous. The masterpieces of Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo, Raphael, Michelangelo and Caravaggio dramatically thrust us into the world of the Renaissance, and in their forms we will come to understand the era's radically evolving relationship between man and God. In the museum of the Accademia, we will come face-to-face some of Michelangelo's finest sculptures. Most famous of all is of course his magisterial David, who towers above us with a haughty grandeur. It is perhaps the greatest expression of idealized classical beauty ever carved, and was taken by his contemporaries as proof that his chisel was guided by the hand of God himself. The religious heart of the city is the Piazza of the Duomo, with its splendid octagonal Baptistery. The Baptistery's celebrated bronze doors designed by Ghiberti will immerse us in the artistic revolution that was gathering pace in the city. The enormous Duomo meanwhile reminds us of one of the Renaissance's most impressive achievements. Piazza della Signoria was the political heart of the Renaissance city, and here the fluctuating fortunes of the Florentine Republic is writ large in the shadow of the imposing Palazzo Vecchio. This great building was the seat of the city magistrates, safeguards of Florence's democratic autonomy. We will explore the powerful Medici family's ever increasing influence in their affairs, until they eventually became de-facto rulers of the city. The 14th century basilica of Santa Croce is one of the most impressive medieval monuments in the city. Inside we will admire the frescoes of Giotto recounting the life of St. Francis, a wooden crucifix by Donatello, and Brunelleschi's marvellous Pazzi chapel, a masterpiece of Renaissance proportion. We end our tour on the Ponte Vecchio, perhaps the city's most iconic landmark. Long renowned for its picturesque charm, it was the only bridge to survive the Nazi retreat from Florence unscathed. For centuries butchers and fishmongers sold their goods here, and were only replaced by the current goldsmiths and jewellers in the 16th century at the command of Medici nobles. It is a place where the many histories of Florence collide, where merchants, tradesmen, artists and aristocrats all rub shoulders together. Join us as we tread in their footsteps through the streets of one of the world's most magical cities.

From Livorno: Pisa and Florence Trip from Cruise Port

4. From Livorno: Pisa and Florence Trip from Cruise Port

Home to great artists, politicians and scientists and cradle of the Renaissance, Tuscany is one of the most beautiful regions in Italy. With endless artistic treasures, beautiful landscapes, delicious cuisine and unbeatable wines, Tuscany has plenty to offer - so make the most of your time in Tuscany and take this unique opportunity to visit two of its most beautiful cities with us! A private car and driver will be waiting for you at the port, ready to pick you up and begin your guided tour of Florence. Be enchanted by the first city of the Renaissance, with stunning monuments and incredible artworks by Michelangelo, Donatello and more. After saying goodbye to your guide, and continue to Pisa, where you will be able to enjoy your own unguided free-time in the Campo dei Miracoli. Here, you will be spellbound by the precarious beauty of the famous Leaning Tower, the majestic Cathedral and beautiful Baptistery before being driving back to port, ready for new horizons. Upon booking the tour, you can request to visit the Uffizi Gallery or, alternatively, the Accademia with Michelangelo’s David. After a nice lunch break, you will visit the site of your choosing, which we will have booked in advance for you to skip the line.

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What people are saying about Livorno

Laura our guide just took us to Florence because we've been to Pisa. She had lived there for 17 years and knew all of the side streets and where the main sites were. We'd get out and wander around with a map she'd marked which made it easy for us. Her knowledge of the city was fantastic, and she took us into to see the David; up a tall hill to see the city's overview plus the oldest church built in 800 AD; and finally to a wine tasting in a 500 year old winery. She was fantastic and really went the extra mile for us. Another couple and we booked her in Livorno so she drove us then just to Florence. Well worth the money we spent, because of this experience. We'd do it again in a heartbeat, but make sure to only ask for Laura to take you around. She's great.

It was an amazing day. We saw more than we ever could have managed by ourselves. The guide knew exactly where to take us and helped us out. Two older nuns and a service dog ..A day we will never forget.

Great day with a safe, nice driver who tried to tell us a lot about the country and its people. Punctual and very nice. Any time

The best way to enjoy Florence in 1 day

The service is most personalized and pleasant. The guide, Sandro, was charming and he adapted to everything without problem

Totally recommended experience

Thank Carlo for his willingness and making our visit to Florence and Pisa so easy and enjoyable, we had a great time