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Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

1. Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

Enjoy a full-day private shore excursion of Pisa and Florence from Livorno Port and discover the cradle of the Renaissance, one of the most important periods for art and architecture in history. Sit back and relax as you drive through the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. As you approach Florence, drive up the Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most impressive views of the city. Follow an uphill road, bordered by ancient walls, to Forte Belvedere, built by the Grand-Duke Ferdinand to protect his Medici villas. Enter the city via the Porta Romana to Pitti Palace, home to the Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum, and Silver and Porcelain Museums, as well as the magnificent Boboli Gardens. The next stop is the Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by historical literary cafés. Following the Via De'Calzaiuoli, admire masterpieces of Renaissance architecture around the Duomo. Your driver is completely at your disposal and will be happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce Church to see where many famous Italians are buried. Cross the elegant Ponte Vecchio, still home to gold and jewelry vendors. For shopping hounds and hungry souls, explore the stores and trattorias of the city center, and sample a scrumptious plate of pasta or grab a smart new leather jacket. The most important street for shopping is Via De' Tornabuoni, with designer boutiques like Prada, Gucci, Armani, Cartier, and much more. You can also discover local crafts in small workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighborhoods. Or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market. In the afternoon, you will drive to Pisa and explore the gentle town as it recalls the days of the Pisan Republic. See the astonishing Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), home to the medieval Duomo, Baptistery, and legendary Leaning Tower.

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Florence: Tour for Kids w/ Michelangelo Statue of David

2. Florence: Tour for Kids w/ Michelangelo Statue of David

Meet in Piazza Santa Croce where the congregation containing Michelangelo's tomb will be found. You will investigate the downtown area, stop at the Ponte Vecchio connect and devour your eyes on the heart ceasing view over the slopes that circle Florence. At this point, you will stroll by the town lobby and the astounding Loggia in Piazza della Signoria, the political heart of Florence. On one side, you will appreciate the famous Uffizi Gallery, once the Great Duke's base camp, at that point Palazzo Vecchio, the notable seat of the Florentine Government. The visit will then proceed to the old market where you will play with good fortunes with Porcellino. You will see Piazza della Repubblica and visit the great cathedral. The congregation includes superbly saved, novel marble inscriptions, Brunelleschi's dome and most importantly, a supernatural occurrence of engineering, an image of the Renaissance development in Florence due to its challenging plan and difficult acknowledgment. The tour will be partly outdoors and indoors and include a visit of the Academy Gallery to see the statue of David.

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Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

3. Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

After disembarking from your cruise ship and being greeted at the pier by your guide, you will make your way to Pisa. Upon your arrival at Pisa, your first visit will be to the cathedral complex in the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli. It is a large square which is home to the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and the beautiful Cathedral. There you can see with your own eyes the incredible tower that was designed as a bell tower for the neighboring cathedral, which would have stood 185 feet high. There are 297 spiral-staircase steps inside the tower leading to the top. If you wish to climb the tower, don't hesitate to ask your guides to reserve the skip-the-line admission. Your tour in Florence will begin as you visit the Piazzale Michelangelo terrace, which portrays a glorious panorama of the city. Once in the old-town pedestrian center, you will encounter the immense Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore. This Cathedral is one the major attraction for tourists, and is one of the largest churches in Italy. Until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed, thanks to the genius of Brunelleschi who completed it in 1432. Moving on, you will see Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery, and the Piazza della Signoria. After viewing the scenic and iconic Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) on the Arno river, you'll continue to the enormous Piazza Santa Croce. In Roman times, this place was used to execute heretics, but the square now boasts numerous charming boutiques. The Galleria dell'Academia is one of the top museums in Florence mainly because it is the home to Michelangelo's David sculpture. Once having completed your tour of the Accademia, you will enjoy a relaxing drive across the Tuscan region on your way back to the Port of Livorno.

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Florence: Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence & the Hills

4. Florence: Private Electric Bike Tour of Florence & the Hills

Visit Florence and its wonderful hills, Fiesole and Piazzale Michelangelo, with an eco-friendly means of transportation. With little effort, aboard your electric bike. Follow your private tour leader and admire breathtaking views of Florence and its countryside. Stop at scenic spots to capture wonderful photos. Start from Via della Mosca and head to Fiesole, the town that rises on the hill immediately behind Florence. Make a stop at a farmhouse that produces organic products. Visit the farm, soak in the rural landscape and the Renaissance cloister. Savor a snack (not included) in the characteristic shop selling local products. Next, bike your way to Piazzale Michelangelo. Enjoy a wonderful view of Florence and the Basilica of San Miniato al Monte overlooking Piazzale Michelangelo. Descend into the center of Florence passing through the Lungarno. Hop off your bike to enter a wine bar with typical Chianti wines (tasting not included). As you navigate through the narrow streets and characteristic squares of Florence, admire monuments like Ponte Vecchio, Pitti Palace, Piazza della Signoria, the Cathedral with the Brunelleschi Dome, Giotto’s Campanile, the Baptistery with the Porta del Paradiso, the Basilica di Santa Croce and more. At the end of the tour, cool off with a delicious homemade Gelato at an ice cream shop in the center of Florence.

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Florence: Private Electric Bike Night Tour

5. Florence: Private Electric Bike Night Tour

Experience the charming atmosphere of the Florentine summer evenings and discover the magic that Florence reserves for you. Onboard your electric bike, cross the Arno river, and reach Piazzale Michelangelo. From the wonderful terrace, marvel all the lighted monuments of Florence and the "Lungarni", the streets flanking the river with its typical street lamps.  Continue the tour and arrive in the historic center of Florence. Follow your guide along the medieval alleys of the city center and discover the world-famous Florentine squares. Admire Cathedral Square with its stunning Brunelleschi’s Dome, Santa Croce Square with its marvelous Gothic Basilica, Signoria Square with its unrivaled open-air museum of sculptures, and Repubblica Square with its historical cafés.

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What people are saying about Piazza di Santa Croce

Massimo provided a wonderful tour of Pisa and Florence

Massimo provided a wonderful tour of Florence and Pisa. They met our cruise ship, were on time and got us to Pisa before all the cruise ship busses showed up. Next they took us to Florence were we saw all the major locations followed by a pickup and quick return to our cruise ship. I would use them again as well as possibly use them for a land tour in the future.

Excellent tour and Guide (Laura)

Laura picked us up on time in a prestige clean SUV and drove us safely all day with the most extraordinary dialogue. What she does no know about Tuscany is not worth knowing. Showed us all the usual tourist places and some not so well known. Offered water and sweets to suck on if we needed and dropped us back at the Port in time for us to sail. Highly recommend.

We are so happy that, Laura, was our tour guide today! She is very knowledgeable about the area and made sure we were comfortable and on time. We highly recommend this tour company. If you can request Laura, you will not be disappointed!

Emilia was an excellent guide. She was very knowledgeable about the history of Florence and presented it in an interesting manner. The skip the line was truly skip the line.

Fabio was fabulous! Also helpful knowledgeable and expericed. Made exploring Pisa and Flirence a breeze.