Panoramic Views of Florence by Vespa and Pisa Visit
- Gasp-worthy views: Take in city panoramas from high atop Piazzale Michelangelo and at historic San Miniato convent with its hauntingly beautiful cemetery.
- Fabulous Fiesole: Zip outside the city to this small, hilltop town to admire spectacular views of Florence and to see an ancient Roman amphitheater.
- Italian icon: Vespa is more than a scooter; it's an exuberant brand that expresses the personality of its riders. Get your taste of the Vespa lifestyle in Florence.
- Free Time in Pisa: Wander this town's renowned Piazza Dei Miracoli, home to the medieval Duomo (cathedral), the graceful Camposanto, and that famously tilting Tower
About this Livorno Tour
Craving the most exhilarating and enlightening way to see the city? Hop on a scooter and ride like the local Vespisti (Vespa aficionados). This two-wheeled adventure catches the sights, and the spirit, of this "City of the Renaissance" like no other tour can. Let's start those engines.
Cruise easily up to Piazzale Michelangelo on a hilltop across the Arno River. From this vantage, see the iconic dome of Florence's Duomo (cathedral) rising high above terracotta rooftops, graceful bridges spanning the river, and a gentle horizon of Tuscan hills beyond. The views are magical. The bronze replica of Michelangelo's David in the square is spectacular. And with your scooter, parking is a breeze.
Hit another high point at San Miniato al Monte (St. Minias on the Mountain), a gorgeous convent built atop one of the city's loftiest spots. Vistas are fantastic, but the church's intricately patterned marble facade will also grab your eyeballs. Thank Michelangelo for the bell tower standing tall for almost 500 years. He didn't design it, but he did have it wrapped in mattresses to protect it from enemy fire in the 1530 siege of Florence.
We'll open up the throttle a bit as we head to Fiesole just beyond the city center. The Romans, who conquered this Etruscan town in the 2 century B.C., used this prime hilltop location to keep watch for approaching enemies. These days, it's the spot to let the rest of the world slip away before Vespa-ing back to Florence through the beautiful valley below.
In Pisa's poetically named Piazza dei Miracoli ("Square of Miracles"), the Torre Pendente (Leaning Tower) will angle for your attention. And it deserves it. But don't let it take your eyeballs away from the splendor of the Duomo (cathedral), the harmonious architectural styles of the Baptistery, or the frescoes of the monumental cemetery building
A disappointed designer
After World War II, Italians needed an economical, easy-to-ride vehicle and aeronautical engineer Corradino D'Ascanio gave them a revolutionary solution. His 1946 Vespa design integrated a shield to keep riders clean and dry and pass-through seating that made it user-friendly for women wearing skirts. Although Vespa was wildly successful, D'Ascanio was unhappy that his iconic scooter overshadowed his innovations in aviation.
Please meet your Representive within the Piazza del Municipio, in Livorno.
Lunch is on your own. Don't forget to bring your valid driver's license.
Plan to walk approximately 1 mile over paved sidewalks and cobblestones. This tour is not wheelchair accessible
Adventure, Scenic, Full Day
7-passenger Minivan or Coach; Vespa scooter
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.
Travelers must be 13 years of age or older to participate in this tour. Travelers wishing to drive or consume alcohol must be 18 years of age.
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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