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Pisa and Florence


Introduction

On this shore excursion from the cruise port of Livorno, you have the opportunity to visit 2 of Tuscany’s most famous cities: Pisa and Florence.

 

Pick up time on the Pier next to your ship in Livorno: 8:00 AM

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If your ship docks in La Spezia Cruise Port, please inquire for price quote and additional information.

Tour Itinerary

Tour Info

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Tour Description

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Your Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion begins with a leisurely drive through the Tuscan countryside to your first destination.

 

Pisa is part of Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion with Rome Chauffeur.

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PISA

A prominent ancient port city (called “Portus Pisanus” while it was a Ancient Roman colony) Pisa is recognized worldwide for its famous leaning tower - the bell tower of the Cathedral.

In Pisa, you will visit Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of the Miracles), a spacious square where Pisa’s most sacred and renowned buildings are located: Pisa’s impressive Duomo (cathedral), the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and Campo Santo (the monumental cemetery).

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While here, you will have ample opportunity to photograph the monuments and enjoy this bustling square. Overall visit time: 40 minutes

 

Florence. Part of Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion with Rome Chauffeur

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FLORENCE

Florence is the capital of Tuscany, and the birthplace and symbol of the Renaissance that has gifted the world with celebrated artists like Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci, Donatello, Raphael and Sandro Botticelli... prominent thinkers and writers like Machiavelli and Dante, and revered scientists like Galileo.

You will have the opportunity to walk in the footsteps of the greatest and most influential Florentines as you explore the historic center and discover Florence’s most important heritage sites.

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On this tour, you will enjoy these Must-See sites in Florence:

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Piazzale Michelangelo

What better way to start or end a visit to Florence that a stop on Piazzale Michelangelo for a splendid panoramic overview of the city that has graced innumerable postcards.

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Piazza del Duomo

One of the most visited squares in the world, Piazza del Duomo is dominated by 3 religious monuments:

Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral with the famous Brunelleschi dome
The richly decorated Giotto’s Campanile (Giotto’s Bell Tower)
The octagonal Baptistery of Saint John whose famous bronze doors by Lorenzo Ghiberti were named by Michelangelo the “Gates of Paradise”.

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Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross)

This 15th century basilica is the largest Franciscan church in the world and also referred to as “The Temple of the Italian Glories” as it’s also the burial place of some of Italy’s most illustrious Italians including Michelangelo, Galileo and Machiavelli to name a few.

The basilica also contains artwork by the famous artists such as Donatello, Vasari, Giotto and more.

 

Piazza della Signoria

Piazza della Signoria is named after the 14th century Palazzo della Signoria (today known as Palazzo Vecchio - the “Old Palace”) that dominates the spacious square.

This square is a perfect example of why many refer to Florence as an outdoor museum.

On the corner close to Palazzo Vecchio is Loggia dei Lanzi, a covered terrace recognized by its wide arches and its open-air exhibition of fabulous bronze and marble sculptures depicting classical and mythological themes.

 

Florence Ponte Vecchio

 

Ponte Vecchio

Translating to “Old Bridge”, Ponte Vecchio is a medieval stone arch bridge that spans the Arno River.

Initially occupied with butcher shops, nowadays you’ll find it filled with upscale jewelry shops, artists, and souvenir vendors. An interesting aspect about this bridge is Vasari’s Corridor, an enclosed passageway commissioned by Cosimo I de’Medici to connect Palazzo Vecchio (Florence’s Town Hall) with Palazzo Pitti (the private residence of the Medici family).

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Accademia Gallery

The Gallery of the Academy of Florence is the famous art museum that displays the original statue of David by Michelangelo along with other of his sculptures, as well as and masterpiece works of art by well known artists like Botticelli, Ghirlandaio and Giambologna, making it a perfect museum to visit on a day trip to Florence.

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At the end of your visit, you will enjoy a relaxing drive back to your cruise ship at the port of Livorno.

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Important Information

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What is included in this Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion?

Price includes: English speaking Chauffeur, private vehicle, Italy VAT Tax, toll fees, and all road expenses required to provide the service.

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What is NOT included in this Pisa and Florence Shore Excursion?

Price does not include: Entry tickets, lunch, gratuities, or other customer expenses.

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Ticket Prices:

~ Entry tickets to Basilica di Santa Croce: 6 Euros per person (4 Euros for children 11-17 years, free admission to children under 11 years of age).
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~ Accademia Gallery tickets must be purchased online in advance by the customer  for the 11:30 AM time slot. Please book online at the link below and bring your Ticket Vouchers with you on the date of the tour as they will be required:

http://www.florence-museum.com

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Please note museums are CLOSED on Mondays, January 1, May 1, and December 25.  It is also not possible to visit the Museums on the 1st Sunday of Each Month as these are "free museum days" in Italy with no advance tickets possible and long wait lines to enter.

In case your tour falls on a date when museums are closed, your museum visit will be replaced with other sites in Florence that you can enjoy in its place.

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Your Tour Chauffeur

This tour provides an English speaking Chauffeur who is not a licensed Tour Guide. In Italy only locally licensed tour guides have permission to guide and accompany guests to sightsee. In order to comply with the laws, Chauffeurs are obliged to remain with the vehicle while you sightsee.

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If you wish to book a licensed tour guide for a walking tour in Florence please inquire within for price quotes and reservation.

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Comfortable clothes and walking shoes are recommended on this tour.

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Cancellation Policy

We kindly ask that all tours be cancelled in writing via email at least 7 days prior to tour date. Cancellations by phone or 3rd party are not accepted.

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