Florence and Pisa
In this itinerary, we have tried make the most out of an ordinary day by touching upon the “must sees” and the most interesting spots throughout Pisa and Florence.
Relive history and let yourself be astounded by two of the most beautiful cities in Italy. Their elegance and distinctiveness will become unforgettable memories. Give yourself the opportunity to experience their beauty with your own personal driver guide.
After having met near the ship, we will depart for Pisa. Within 20 min, we will arrive at our first stop…The Leaning Tower of Pisa, standing a height of 183 ft on the lowest side and 186 ft on the highest side, this freestanding bell tower has given Pisa most of its fame and popularity.
Next stop, The Battistero that is said to be where Galileo Galilee was baptized in 1564. From Pisa, Florence is only an hour away.
Once in Florence we will start by visiting Michelangelo Square to admire the fantastic view of one of the most beautifully artistic cities in the world.
We will continue on to Signoria Square and its Palazzo Vecchio, the political headquarters from the 12th until the 15th century, The Basilica of Santa Croce (Holy Cross), frescoes by Giotto and Cimabue.
You Then will be able to get a glimpse at the "Scuola Del Cuoio" or "leather shop". It was created through the collaborative efforts of Franciscan friars of the Monastery of Santa Croce and the Gori and Casini families in order to give orphans the chance to learn a practical trade and a possible future.
From Santa Croce Square we are headed towards Florence’s best-known symbol, "Ponte Vecchio" also known as "Ponte d’Oro".
It is known as "Ponte d’Oro" for the simple reason that it houses many amazingly exquisite jewellery shops full of precious jewels and gems. Continuing through the lovely lanes of this marvellous city, we will arrive at the Duomo and will be able to admire the “Cupola” created by the master… Brunelleschi and the famous…Giotto’s Tower.
At this point, we have two alternatives; a simple lunch at one of the most beautiful squares in Florence with a delicious sandwich or fresh salad or to sit down in one of Florence’s many fabulous restaurants and decides among a variety of superb local dishes accompanied by a glass of Chianti Wine . Normally a lunch will go between 25 and 30-euro lunch and wine included the tip is purely at your discretion.
Then Galleria dell’Accademia and Michaelangelo’s “David”
In a 10 min drive we will arrive at "Piazza Cavour" which houses the Galleria dell’ Accademia to give homage to one of Michelangelo’s most fantastic creations, the statue of "David".
The museum can be visited in around 20 min while the entrance into the museum will be favoured based on our pre-booking.
This is done so as not to lose precious time.
From the museum, we will take the road back touching upon "Santa Maria Novella Square" and Pitti’s Palace, erected by the Medici family, while the Uffizi Gallery was the location for their private collections.
We will return to the Port of Livorno at Between 5,30 / 6,00 pm
- Leaning Tower of Pisa
- The Battistero
- Michelangelo Square
- Signoria Square
- Ponte Vecchio "Shopping District"
- The Duomo of Florence
- The Galleria del’Accademia: “David” of Michelangelo
- Giotto’s Tower
- The Basilica of Santa Croce or The Church of the Holy Cross
- The Church of Santa Maria Novella
- Pitti Palace
The visit to The Medici Chapel and the Uffizi Gallery are not included in our Day Tour, for your driver guide is not authorized to accompany you inside the museum walls. The DriverGuideService can offer you, if interested, one of our local tour guides for both museums at an extra cost of 150 euro for three full hours.
- Include transportation in a comfortable Mercedes Limovan equipped with double air-conditioning.
- This would be ideal for a couple but also adaptable for families with children.
NOT INCLUDED -
- Tour of the Uffizi Gallery & The Medici Chapel
- Tickets for theAccademi Michelangeolo David 16,50 Per Person " No line "
- Tickets for the Church of Santa Croce 6.50 euro per person
- Lunch and any eventual extras