This Livorno shore excursions offers everyone the opportunity to admire the beautiful Pisa and one of the oldest cities in Italy: Florence.
The english speaking driver will pick you up at the ship’s gangway showing a sign with your name. During the trip, he’ll give you some basic information of the area that you’re visiting.
The driver will drive you towards Pisa (30min drive). Here, you’ll make a brief photo stop by Campo dei Miracoli, or Miracle Square. Marvel at the exterior of the Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower.
Then we will drive to the fascinating city of Florence which is situated on both banks of the Arno River.
The first stop will be at San Miniato al Monte, a quiet place on the top of the hill upon Florence nearby the busy Michelangelo Square, from which you can enjoy a breathless view of Florence while you are told about some of the churches, palaces and bridges you are seeing.
Then we’ll drive down the hill to the historical center through a narrow road along the old Roman Walls and get into Florence through an ancient gate, S. Niccolo. If you have a reservation we’ll stop at the Academia Museum of Florence where you could admire the statue of David by Michelangelo (remember: Academia and Uffizi are closed on Monday).
After visiting the museums you’ll have time for lunch and explore the historical center with the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and the Baptistery, Signoria Square and the Old Palace, Ponte Vecchio with its jewels and gold shops. Shopping time at your request.
Finally an optional stop in Santa Croce Church. From there, drive back to your cruise ship dock.
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