Livorno, Italy Cruise Port – Pisa & Florence (8 – 9 hours)

Duration: 8-9 hours

This tour departs from the Lavorno Cruise Port.

Florence and Pisa is a popular Shore Excursion from Livorno that you will enjoy as you journey into the heart of Tuscany to visit Pisa and Florence in the comfort of your own private deluxe vehicle driven by your personal, knowledgeable driver eager to help you create memories that last a lifetime.

Pisa is more than just one of Italy’s most iconic cities famous of the “Leaning Tower of Pisa” and top tourist destination; it’s also rich in history, architecture and culture. Its history goes so far back that ancient Romans referred to Pisa as “ancient”. Popular legend has it was founded by the mythical king of Pylos after the fall of Troy. One of Italy’s four maritime republics, Pisa grew into dominating commercial center and a formidable rival of Genoa and Venice. It was during this time that Pisan-Romanesque architectural boom flourished and a millennium later still inspires awe in locals and visitors alike. In early 1400’s Pisa was conquered by Florence and fell under the influence of de Medici family who invigorated it with artistic, literary, and scientific ventures. Its reputation as a university town was re-established during that time, with a certain Pisa born scientist who taught there: Galileo Galilei.

There are so many different options for your private tour.  Just a few ideas are:

Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), this breathtaking square still continues to rival Pisa’s ancient nemesis, Venice. The square boasts its most significant architectural monuments, testament to its past wealth and power: the iconic “Leaning Tower”, the tilting bell tower next to the Cathedral, the Baptistery and Camposanto (Holy Field monumental cemetery). With its stunning beauty and impressive religious monuments, the square is not only recognized as one of the leading centers for medieval art, but was also declared a UNESCO Heritage Site in 1987.

The 11th century Pisan-Romanesque style Duomo (cathedral) adorned with a facade of green and white bands of marble served as an inspiration for cathedrals throughout Tuscany.

The stunningly overwhelming 12th century Baptistery dedicated to St John the Baptist is the largest baptistery in Italy!

Behind the Duomo is the 12the century bell tower (or campanile in Italian) that became an international symbol. The tower stands at 183 feet tall, and it was designed to be furnished with seven bells cast to a musical scale. Better known for its nickname, The Leaning Tower of Pisa, leans 3.99 degrees (or nearly 13 feet) horizontally. Here you’ll also see the most popular photo op: standing “just so” with your arm extended in front of you propping up the leaning tower. Have fun being creative with your own photos in front of the tower!

Italy’s cradle of Renaissance is also Tuscany’s treasure trove of the world’s most priceless works of art. The historical, cultural, artistic, and scientific impact of Florence is overwhelming, and its heritage unparalleled.

There is a special spot where you can have a splendid panoramic view of Florence….Piazzale Michelangelo. Here you get a picturesque view of Ponte Vecchio across the Arno River, the famous dome of the Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the famous skyline of Florence that outlines its distinctive architecture.

A short drive into the historic center will bring you to the Basilica of Santa Croce, where you could have an opportunity to see the impressive funerary monuments of some of Florence’s most illustrious: Michelangelo, Galileo Galilei, Lorenzo Ghiberti and Niccolo Machiavelli. Important artworks featured inside the basilica were created by great masters such as Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, and Giorgio Vasari among many others.

Piazza del Duomo where you have the opportunity to admire Florence’s dramatic Cathedral, Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptestry – whose exteriors are decorated with polychrome horizontal strips of stunning green, white and pink marble. The cathedral (also called Basilica of Saint Mary of the Flower) is one of Italy’s largest churches, and until modern age its impressive dome was the largest in the world…as it stands, it’s still the largest brick dome to have ever been constructed. The trio are part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site.Move to Trash

Nearby is the famous Old Bridge: Ponte Vecchio. With jewelbox gold shops, breathtaking views of the Arno River flanked by aged ochre and sienna buildings, Ponte Vecchio is quite a picturesque setting.

Piazza della Signoria features Palazzo Vecchio and the world renown replica of Michelangelo’s David statue.

Private   tour with an English speaking driver guide.

Number of   guests

Cost per   guest

8 guests

81,00 Euros per guest

Private bus   with driver

(if you would like to add an Licensed Guide   for your 3 walking tour in Florence, please add 10 – 15 Euros per person,   depending on the size of your group)

Number of   guests

Cost per   guest

18 guests

67,00 Euros per guest

24 guests

53,00 Euros per guest

32 guests

43,00 Euros per guest

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