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NEW SERVICE PROVIDED FROM LIVORNO PORT:  "FLORENCE ON YOUR OWN"......

 

.. ROUNDTRIP TRANSFER TO FLORENCE, UP TO 8 PEOPLE OF YOUR PARTY:   EURO 400 TOTAL RATE PER CAR / MINIBUS!!!

 

 

 

During your Livorno Shore Excursions, you will have the possibility to visit, in the comfort of our vehicles, the

most beautiful medieval towns of Tuscany such as:

Florence, Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca, Radda in Chianti, ecc...

Let us drive you to discover them!

"Shore Excursions in Italy" will help you to plan the best itinerary to visit this amazing part of Italy!!

 

               

 

 

HERE AS FOLLOWS,  JUST SOME MAIN EXCURSIONS  WE PROVIDE FROM  THE PORT OF LIVORNO.

 

FOR ADDITIONAL TOURS, HAVE A LOOK AT OUR "SHORE EXCURSIONS IN ITALY TOURS" PAGE... 

 

  

  

PISA AND FLORENCE TOUR FROM LIVORNO PORT:

 

Suggested Tour:



Our driver will Pick you up at 08.00 a.m. at Livorno Port, by Mercedes or similar A/C Vehicle just for your group, waiting for you in front of the Ship (in a Lounge where all the drivers will be), your name written on a board,  to drive you to Pisa and Florence, for a wonderful 9 hrs Tour:


 

 

Pisa,  just 30 minutes far from Livorno Port, was a Roman City and then in the Medieval time, thanks to some important Pisan Families, became such a beautiful  town, another "jewel" of Tuscany: All the 3 most important things are in "The Miracles Square":  The Baptistry, the Duomo and the "Leaning" Tower (If you want you can pre purchase the tickets to climb it. Kids under 8 cannot climb it). 


From Pisa will drive in 1 hour to Florence.   

 

                      26. Palazzo V.E. Duomo

One of the world's most important cultural and historical city is Florence:
 
Will start the Tour from Michelangelo Square where you have a breathtaking view on the City of Florence. Will keep driving  to Santa Croce Church where all the most important italian artists are buried: (Michelangelo, Galilei, Ugo Foscolo, ecc). Will drive then to the Academia Museum (closed on Monday) to see the David by Michelangelo (You should pre purchase the tkts on line to avoid the queue) and driving then around the city will stop in the Duomo area to visit it, Giotto Bell Tower, the Signoria Square and Palace, The Old Bridge. You will have free time at disposal for shopping (good leather and gold) and lunch (not incld) (our Driver will suggest you nice places for a typical local lunch).

Around 03.45 p.m. will drive you to taste the best "gelato" in town and then will drive back to Livorno Port, in order to drop you off at the ship around 05.00 / 05.30 p.m.

  

 

FLORENCE: 

 

Florence (ItalianFirenzepronounced [firentse]Old ItalianFiorenzaLatinFlorentia) is the capital city of the Italian region of Tuscany and of the province of Florence. It is the most populous city in Tuscany, with 500,000 inhabitants (1,500,000 in the metropolitan area).

The city lies on the River Arno and is known for its history and its importance in theMiddle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre ofmedieval European trade and finance and one of the richest and wealthiest cities of the time, Florence is often considered the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance; in fact, it has been called the Athens of the Middle Ages. It was long under the de facto rule of the Medici family. From 1865 to 1870 the city was also the capital of the Kingdom of Italy.

The historic centre of Florence attracts millions of tourists each year and was declared aWorld Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Florence is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its artistichistoric and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The city has also a major European impact inmusicarchitectureeducationcuisinefashionphilosophyscience and religion. The historic centre of Florence contains numerous elegant piazzas, Renaissance palazzi,academiesparksgardenschurchesmonasteriesmuseumsart galleries and ateliers. The city boasts a wide range of collections of art, especially those held in the Pitti Palaceand the Uffizi, (which receives about 1.6 million tourists a year). Florence is arguably the last preserved Renaissance city in the world and is regarded by many as the art capital of Italy. It has been the birthplace or chosen home of many notable historical figures, such as DanteBoccaccioBotticelliNiccolò MachiavelliBrunelleschi,MichelangeloDonatelloGalileo GalileiCatherine de' MediciAntonio MeucciGuccio GucciSalvatore FerragamoRoberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci, to name just a few.

 

 

 7. Palazzo Vecchio visto dal parco di villa Strozzi

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5 TERRE TOUR FROM LIVORNO PORT:

 

(THIS TOUR IS NOT SUGGESTED TO PEOPLE WITH MOBILITY PROBLEMS)

 

Suggested Tour: 



Will pick you up at 08.00 a.m., at Livorno Port, by Mercedes or similar A/C Vehicle,  waiting for you in front of the ship (in a Lounge where all the drivers will be), your name written on a board and  will drive you through Tuscany and Liguria Regions,  with a stop on the way for a breathtaking picture,  to Riomaggiore, the first of the "Cinque Terre" Area where we will park on top of the town and you will have time to visit it (walking down the hill for 7 mnts and then up again.  Not suggested to people with mobility problems).

From Riomaggiore will drive to Vernazza, the fourth town: time at disposal to visit this very interesting village and then will keep driving to Corniglia where you will have a typical lunch (not incld) based on seafood or "Pesto". After lunch we'll keep driving to visit Manarola (with a 10 mnts walk down and up to the hill, not suggested to people with mobility problems) and then around 03.15 p.m. will start driving back to Livorno Port, where we will drop you off at 05.00 p.m. in front of the ship.

 

 

 

THE CINQUE TERRE AREA:

 

The Cinque Terre (Italian pronunciation: [ˌtʃinkwe ˈtɛrːe]) is a rugged portion of coast on the Italian Riviera. It is in Liguria region of Italy, at the west side of  La Spezia. "The Five Lands" is composed of five villages: Monterosso al MareVernazzaCorniglia,Manarola, and Riomaggiore. The coastline, the five villages and the surrounding hillsides are all part of the Cinque Terre National Park and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Over the centuries, people have carefully built terraces on the rugged, steep landscape right up to the cliffs that overlook the sea. Part of its charm is the lack of visible corporate development.  The Cinque Terre area is a very popular tourist destination.

Given its location on the Mediterranean, seafood is plentiful in the local cuisine. Anchovies of Monterosso are a local specialty designated with a Protected Designation of Origin status from the European Union. The mountainsides of the Cinque Terre are heavily terraced and are used to cultivate grapes and olives. This area and the region of Liguria, are known for pesto — a sauce made from basil leaves, garlic, salt, olive oil, pine nuts and pecorino cheese. Focaccia is a particularly common locally baked bread product. Farinata is also a typical snack found in bakeries and pizzerias- essentially it is a savoury and crunchy pancake made from a base of chick-pea flour. The town of Corniglia is particularly popular for "miele di Corniglia," gelato, made from local honey. 

The grapes of the Cinque Terre are used to produce two locally made wines. The Cinque Terre and the Sciachetrà are both made using Bosco, Albarola, and Vermentino grapes. Both wines are produced by the Cooperative Agricoltura di Cinque Terre (“Cinque Terre Agricultural Cooperative”), located between Manarola and Volastra.

In addition to wines, other popular local drinks include grappa, a brandy made with the pomace left from winemaking.

 

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VOLTERRA AND SAN GIMIGNANO TOUR

FROM LIVORNO PORT

 

 

Picking you up at 08.00 a.m. at Livorno Port, in front of the ship, by Mercedes or similar A/C Vehicle (for your party only) and English speaking driver/guide, will drive you through Tuscan Countryside for 1 hr appx, before arriving to Volterra.

Will stop in the city centre and will walk to discover this charming Etruscan/Medieval town, known for the “Alabaster” Production (local stone): Will visit the old Duomo (the main Church), the “Priori” Palace (City Lords Palace) where many important families, in addition to the Medici, lived and ruled the city. Will also have free time, for shopping, pictures and a good “Cappuccino”!

Will keep driving then, for addtl 35 minutes, to San Gimignano, another “Jewel of Tuscany”, famous for its medieval towers. Will walk through the main pedestrian shopping street, full of shopping opportunities:  “Vernaccia” (White wine) and “Chianti” wine, paintings, ceramics, local souvenir shops and will reach the main square, up on top of the hill, where apart from the City Lords Palace and interesting streets, will have the opportunity to taste, the best “Gelato in the world”!

                                   Resultado de imagen de foto medie di san gimignano

  Around 01.00 p.m., will drive you to a local Farm House, located in San Gimignano surroundings, with a great view to the city, Tuscan Vinyards and Countryside, where you will have a good local produces “light lunch”, based on Salame, Ham, Bruschetta and fresh home made Pasta. During your lunch, you will also have a wine tasting, where you will try 7 of the best red and white wines produced in the winery!

Around 03.30 p.m., will start driving back towards Livorno Port, in order to get there by 05.00 p.m., dropping you off in front of the ship again.

 

Regarding these tour rates, please have a look at our “Shore Excursions in Italy Rates” page!

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SAN GIMIGNANO WINERY AND FARM HOUSE

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