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LIVORNO PORT SHORE EXCURSION:
Our driver will Pick you up at 08.00 a.m. at Livorno Port, by Mercedes A/C Vehicle, waiting for you in front of the Ship, to drive you to Pisa and Florence, for a wonderful 9 hours Guided 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. Will also visit "Cavalieri" Square with beautiful decorated Palaces belonging to the "Medici" Family and then will go to visit the first "Leaning" Tower of Pisa, 1 Century older than the famous one.
From Pisa will drive in 1 hour to Florence.
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 (will make an advanced reservation to avoid the line) 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-Guide will suggest you nice places for a typical local lunch).
Around 04.00 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 (Italian: Firenze, pronounced [firentse]; Old Italian: Fiorenza, Latin: Florentia) 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 the Middle Ages and in the Renaissance, especially for its art and architecture. A centre of medieval 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 a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1982. Florence is widely regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and its artistic, historic and cultural heritage and impact in the world remains vast up to this day. The city has also a major European impact in music, architecture, education, cuisine, fashion, philosophy, science and religion. The historic centre of Florence contains numerous elegant piazzas, Renaissance palazzi, academies, parks, gardens, churches, monasteries, museums, art galleries and ateliers. The city boasts a wide range of collections of art, especially those held in the Pitti Palace and 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 Dante, Boccaccio, Botticelli, Niccolò Machiavelli, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Donatello, Galileo Galilei, Catherine de' Medici, Antonio Meucci, Guccio Gucci, Salvatore Ferragamo, Roberto Cavalli and Emilio Pucci, to name just a few.