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Best of Pisa and Florence

Tours form Port of Best of Pisa and Florence

Departing from: Livorno Port

Best of Pisa and Florence

The tour will begin after you meet your private driver who will be easily recognizable due to the sign on which will be written your name and our agency logo at Livorno port, where your cruise ship will be docked. After a brief presentation your private driver will accompany you at the luxurious vehicle where and will offer you every comfort you need. Furthermore he will give you important information about the travel and the places that you are going to visit. 

Our first step is Pisa, an important city of the Tuscany region. Once a Roman Empire’s colony, then an important commercial port, the city of Pisa is better known for hosting one of the symbol of Italy abroad: “La torre pendente di Pisa” (The leaning tower of Pisa). Opened to the public in 1371, the pending structure was originally the bell tower of the Cathedral, today it is more famous than the original building thanks to its leaning-on-a-side characteristic, due to the not uniformal soil on which the tower stands. But don't worry it is not dangerous at all, you can even go up to the top.

The Leaning Tower is located in the so-called “Campo dei miracoli”, a wide plaza where you can find other sites too, such as the Cathedral, the cemetery and the baptistery. A magical place that definitely does worth a visit. Don’t miss the chance to take a traditional picture of you holding the tower, or get creative, don’t forget to show us your pictures.

After the marvelous city of Pisa we will go straight to Florence, undoubtedly one of the most important and famous italian city in italy and abroad.  

Our first stop here is an art gallery known as “L’Accademia”, one of the most famous museum in Italy along with the “Uffizi”. In “Accademia art gallery”, we will see hundreds of paintings and statues, one of the most famous the “David” by Michelangelo. An iconic e best known Italian statue. In the museum other amazing masterships such as the “Third Pietà and prisoners” by Michelangelo, and other artists’ art such as Giotto and Bernini. Inside you can even visit the “Museo della Musica”, a museum that keeps track of the history of the music and where you can visit the ancient musical instruments.

Out next destination is the giant “Cattedrale di Santa Maria del Fiore”, huge cathedral with its gothic, neo-gothic and rinascimental architectural styles. Once the biggest church in the world, is today the third one in Europe. Situated in the centre of Florence, it is adorned with plays of the best artists, the cupola created by the famous Brunelleschi, Michelangelo and Donatello whose incredible plays and paintings decorates the churches halls, Giotto’s belfry, or the golden bronze doors by Ghiberti.

From here our next destination, “Piazza della Signoria” and “Loggia dei Lanzi”, where you can find the “Fountain of Neptune” and the “Perseo of Cellini”. After that a quick lunch, try the traditional tuscanian food in a nice restaurant or a quick street food like the schiacciata or the “lampredotto”.

Before finishing our nicest day tour one last visit: the “Ponte Vecchio” (Old Bridge) . A bridge, one of the symbol of the city long 95 meters and built in the 970. On the of the bridge shops and artisanal workshops, at the centre two panoramic balconies and a statue, tribute to Benvenuto Cellini, famous sculpting artist and goldsmith.

Before leaving your private driver please agree upon the time to leave in order to reach your cruise ship on time. During the ride to the port, you can reminisce about your lovely day!

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What is included

  • Mercedes Deluxe Air-conditioned vehicle
  • English speaking driver
  • All tolls, parking, petrol (gas) and taxes

Optional & Extra

  • Optional licensed walking guide (avaliable on request)
  • Gratuity

Not Included

  • Entrance fees (where applicable)
  • If you wish to climb the Leaning Tower you need to get tickets yourself. You can find them by following this link http://www.opapisa.it/en/home-page.html. The entrance time must be 9.45/10.00 am to fit into the rest of the schedule.
  • Accademia Gallery 16 € per person including the reservation that we will place for you for a “fast track”entrance
  • Santa Croce Basilica 6 € per person, reservation no needed for this site
  • Lunch and Drinks
  • If you wish to visit the "Accademia" Museum, on your own (without a guide) you need to get reservation yourself. You can find it by following this link : https://webshop.b-ticket.com/webshop/webticket/eventlist?language=en&errorCode=-10 ; The entrance time must be 1.00 /1.30 PM to fit into the rest of the schedule.

General Informations

The proposed itinerary is an example of a possible tour. We reserve the right to change the order in which we visit the sites.

Please dress respectfully when visiting the religious monuments. Local customs require that knees and shoulders are completely covered while inside the Basilicas and Museums.

All our drivers have been trained to give a tour along the route as you are driven to your destinations, however due to strict Italian laws regulating and protecting licensed tour guides our drivers cannot do this outside of the vehicle, in the towns, sites and museums.

Notes

Available: All year round ,expect Mondays (Everything is closed in Florence on Mondays)

Tour Duration: 8-9 hours

Pick-up - Drop-off Location: Port of Livorno

Pick-up Time : 8.00 am

Kid Friendly: YES (This tour is suitable for children as long as they are supervised by a parent).

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“A wonderful day” On disembarking our cruise ship it was easy to find our driver/guide Giovanni. We had an excellent tour along the Amalfi Coast stopping at Sorrento, Positano and Herculaneum and various view points along the way. Giovanni was an brilliant guide, knowledgeable and entertaining. When we stopped for time on our own he explained the layout of the place and the places not to miss so that we were able to make full use of our time. An outstanding tour

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We had a wonderful time on our tour of Pompeii and the Amalfi Coast with Lovely Amalfi Tours and our driver Giovanni. We were part of a group of 16 people - 8 each in two vans - organized by someone else on our cruise. Lovely Amalfi Tours arranged for a tour guide to take us through Pompeii at minimal cost since there were so many of us. It was excellent! We were the first group to arrive at Pompeii that morning, just as they were unlocking the gates, so had very few other tourists at the site with us. The drive of the coast was beautiful with lots of stops for pictures. They organized a group lunch for those that wanted it, but were flexible in allowing those that didn't to stay longer in Positano and grab their own lunch. I would certainly recommend this company and wouldn't hesitate to book with them in the future.

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“Great trip with Giovanni” If you have a port stop in Naples, or are otherwise in the area and have a day to spend on the Amalfi Coast, book a Lovely Amalfi Tours day tour with Giovanni. You will not be disappointed! Six of us spent the day with Giovanni as our guide/driver, and thanks to his knowledge, his passion, his careful planning, his expert driving, his responsiveness to our wishes and, above all, his wonderful good humor, we had a great day visiting Ravello, Amalfi, Positano and Sorrento. We also stopped at several points along the way for photos, which were, without a doubt, the most beautiful photos from our entire Mediterranean cruise. Thank you, Giovanni, for an outstanding day!

from Boston - US

What an amazing day this was - truly one of the highlights of our vacation overall. We booked this excursion to get an overview of the Amalfi Coast area while in the port of Naples on a Celebrity Cruise. Giovanni was our driver and could not have been any nicer or better informed! He knew I was into photography and made sure he stopped in all of the right places for memorable photos. We even stopped to squeeze our own fresh orange juice and he arranged for us to have a lovely lunch in a little restaurant where he knew we would be treated like family! We opted to do the full day tour which began with a drive across the mountain area, and then hugged the coast with stops in Ravello (check out the lovely clifftop villa), Amalfi, Positano, and Sorrento. Perfect day - not a care in the world Lovely Amalfi coast Tours treated us like royalty - and isn't that what vacation is supposed to be about?

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We recently took a 1 day trip through to the Amalfi Coast all the way to Ravello. Giovanni was fantastic. He was very helpful and on time at every stop. His sense of humor was great and he knew the area very well. Everything went smoothly from my first email to Giovanni all the way to the day of the trip. We highly recommend Lovely Amalfi coast Tours and would do it all over again. Reasonable pricing when you compare it to a ship excursion.

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