Florence and Pisa On Your Own from Livorno
- Heart of Florence: See the iconic sites of the ancient city center with free time to wander through Florence's thoroughfares and piazzas. Check out the Ponte Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria and take in some of the city's extensive art.
- Florence Duomo: Experience the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral in all its splendor. You've seen the cathedral's massive dome in pictures. Now marvel at it in person or tackle the climb to the top.
- Pisa: Ask anyone to name a building that sums up Italy in one image and many people will think of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. See for yourself this architectural oddity that keeps people flocking to the small city of Pisa.
About this Livorno Tour
As your cruise ship docks in the picturesque port of Livorno, you'll be entering one of the most enchanting regions of Italy: Tuscany. Tuscany is where so much of what makes Italy unique began. The Renaissance started here. And the lush scenery and delicious wine are hard to top.
Don't just dip your toe into Tuscany. Dive in headlong with this GoBe daytrip to Florence and Pisa, where your transportation is provided and you are able to explore these two exciting destinations on your own. Board a comfortable coach or van and let us whisk you into downtown Florence, only an hour away. Your escort will share information and tips during the ride. Then you'll be dropped off near the Santa Maria Novella Train Station, just 900 meters away from the Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, for free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage city on your own.
Stroll down the streets of the city that inspired artists like Michelangelo and Leonardo da Vinci. Visit the Santa Maria del Fiore cathedral and stand in the shadow of its iconic dome, so large that the church itself is usually just called the "Duomo." Cross the Arno River on the ancient Ponte Vecchio, window shopping (or shopping for real) as you go. Immerse yourself in the art and history of the Tuscan capital.
Then hop back on your coach and ride along with us to Pisa, home to yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Piazza dei Miracoli. You'll quickly realize why this site is known as the square of miracles as you view up close Pisa's famous leaning tower and explore on your own, within your free time, other impressive buildings such as the cathedral and baptistery. Take home a bit of Tuscany in the memories you make on this trip.
If you visit the cathedral in Pisa, you may notice something strange perched on the roof. A large metal statue of a griffin, a legendary creature with the head of an eagle and the body of a lion, stands on a column towering above the east end of the church. The original of this statue can be seen in the cathedral museum, and is the largest medieval Islamic metal statue in the world. Why is an imaginary Islamic beast guarding the seat of the Archbishop of Pisa? It may be a trophy taken by victorious Pisan warriors in the middle ages. Griffins are known to guard great treasures. And the structures of the Piazza dei Miracoli surely count.
Please meet your GoBe guide at Piazza del Municipio 40, at the My Tour office in Livorno.
This tour operates on Thursdays and Sundays. Exploration is on your own in both Florence and Pisa. No entrance fees are included.
Whilst walking is at your leisure, plan to walk approximately 1.5 mile over paved sidewalks and cobblestones. This tour is not wheelchair accessible.
Walking Tour, Cultural, Scenic, Full Day
7-passenger Minivan; Coach
English, Spanish, Italian
Tour Participation Requirements
This experience is rated moderate. Full participation may require extended periods of walking over even and uneven surfaces, steep terrain and/or water activity in a slight current. There may be steps, inclines, cobblestone surfaces, and extended periods of standing. Participants with physical limitations should take this into account.
Suitable for all ages.
Full refunds issued for cancellations made 7 full days prior to the date and time of requested services. Cancellations made within the 7-day and 72-hour window will receive a 50% refund of purchase total. Purchases are non-refundable inside of 72 hours.
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