Full-day trip from your ship with a licensed Tour Guide
It would really be a pity to get with a cruise to the port of Livorno without visiting Florence…
I will pick you up at the cruise port of Livorno and bring you to Florence (1h15 drive); we will first get to Michelangelo Square, where the best panoramic view on the city is available, and then we'll start the walking tour of the cradle of the Renaissance.
We'll visit both the religious centre (Duomo) and the political centre (Signoria and Uffizi Squares), as well as other highlights: the church of Orsanmichele, the piglet fountain, Dante Alighieri's district and the Medici Palace. Last but not least, we will enter the Academy of Fine Arts (Accademia), with the original massive statue of Michelangelo's David (the most photographed sculpture in the world!) as well as 6 other masterpieces of this matchless genius of the Renaissance. Time will be granted also for lunch and shopping.
After this full immersion in art, architecture, history and good food, I'll drive you back to the ship.
I will pick you up at the cruise ship terminal of the port of Livorno and we will go to Florence (about 1h15 drive).
Once in Florence, we'll start with Michelangelo's Square (best viewpoint on Florence), hen we'll stroll through the centre of Florence:
Old Bridge, Signoria Square, Duomo Square, Medici Palace and the Accademia Gallery (Tuesday-Sunday, on Mondays this can be replaced by another museum or a church).
Please note that the Cathedral of Florence is a place of worship: if the tour takes place during the mass hours (Sundays and religious holidays) we will visit the interior of another church or landmark.
After the walking tour, I will drive you back to the cruise ship terminal.
*A different itinerary can be agreed before the tour.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: At the cruise ship terminal in the port of Livorno, I will hold a sign with your name.
End location: At the cruise ship terminal in the port of Livorno.
Duration: 9 hours
Private car (2014 Renault Clio with all comforts, including Air Conditioning). Modern and clean with a 5 passenger capacity (including driver). A bigger car or a minivan can also be an option at an additional cost.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
50 EUR - To cover the admission fee to the Gallery of the Academy of Fine Arts (17 euro for adults, 4 EUR for under 18 with ID, reservation included), a light lunch and souvenirs.
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Stefano picked us up at our hotel and drove us in his own car to the Medici Villas. We had never been to any of these villas before and were very impressed with the 3 choices he made. As we had been in Florence many times before, we were looking for places that would be unusual for a tourist to visit. Stefano definitely delivered!