The Best of Tuscany from Livorno

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Activity Level
Easy
Duration
10 hours

Highlights

If it is your first time to Tuscany this is the ideal private tour to discover Florence and Pisa from the port of Livorno.

Marvel at Pisa and its wonderful Piazza dei Miracoli: all at once you will find yourself in the 13th Century, surrounded by green grass, white marble, and blue sky. Here still stands up The Leaning Tower of Pisa.

What about Florence,  the cradle of Renaissance and modern citizenship. In Florence enjoy a sightseeing tour by private car, then an optional walk through the old town to discover its highlights. Brunelleschi Dome, Ghiberti Gates of Paradise, Ponte Vecchio, the leather craftsmanship, the fine local cuisine.

Included

Deluxe Mercedes private vehicle with a professional English speaking driver-guide, all taxes, fuel, parking fees and pay tolls.

Extra

Lunch, entrance fees to museums and pay sights.

Optional

Private tour guide in Florence and Pisa, Skip the line tickets (if any guide option selected).

Meeting place

Livorno Cruise Terminal.

Wheelchair friendly

No.

Dress code

Casual with comfortable shoes.

Additional info

Lines to visit some monuments can take precious time. If you choose a Private Guide option we can make a reservation for you for the following sites: Uffizi Gallery and Accademia Museum in Florence, Leaning Tower in Pisa. Or we can advise you on how to book it yourself.

Please note that the Leaning Tower of Pisa involves lots of climbing up and it might take most of your time in Pisa.

Itinerary

This Private Shore-Excursion will depart from Livorno Port. Your English speaking professional driver-guide will welcome you, as soon as you disembark, in the area where all private tours depart from. He will be holding a sign with your name on.

Leisure Italy recommends to enjoy Pisa first and  then go to Florence to avoid Florence traffic jam in the morning rush-hour. However you can decide with your driver-guide, on tour, what do you prefer.

Pisa

From Livorno to Pisa, the drive takes about half an hour: you shall enter the “Piazza dei Miracoli” before it gets crowded. It is a true “Miracle” with its four shining marble buildings dating back to the middle-ages: the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, the Cathedral, and the Old Cemetery. If you like Leisure Italy can provide for a private Guide for an introduction to Pisa; if you would like to climb up the Leaning Tower it is certainly recommended a reservation. Don’t miss a visit to the Baptistery: be there on the half-hour, close your eyes and experience the amazing acoustics of the building…

Time for lunch will be decided according to your needs (however we suggest waiting to get to Florence, where you have lots of choices).

Florence – optional guided walking tour

The  walking part of the itinerary  in Florence you find below involves the optional Private Guided Tour. Therefore the following is just an example or a suggestion!

Starting from “Ponte Vecchio”, where jewelry stores are still shining since 1400, you will enter the town square, Piazza della Signoria. Here you can see Palazzo Vecchio, The Uffizi Gallery and the Loggia with all its antiques and renaissance statues. Hence you will go to Santa Croce Square, which is traditionally the area where you find all the leather production in Florence. Then you walk to Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, to admire one of the greatest achievements of the architecture of all time: this is Brunelleschi Dome. Opposite the Cathedral you shall not miss the Gate of Paradise (one of the Baptistery entrances) with Ghiberti masterpieces.

Free time in Florence

During your free time you could take a chance to go to the Central Market, where Florentines buy their groceries. This place also offers some simple but authentic lunch opportunities.

If you feel like bargaining for leather, San Lorenzo is your place. However to find genuine leather Leisure Italy recommends the area of Santa Croce.

Your driver will meet you to bring you back to Livorno’s harbor.

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