Best of 3 Great Italian Cities: Florence, Rome & Naples
In Florence: Starting from the Port of Livorno this comprehensive excursion begins with a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside from Livorno to the historic town of Pisa. Here, you'll make a brief photo stop by Campo dei Miracoli, or Miracle Square. Marvel at the exterior of the Campanile, better known as the Leaning Tower. This remarkable structure is Pisa's greatest attraction. Re-board your van and continue on to the fascinating city of Florence.
In Naples: Your journey into the past begins as you depart from the Maritime Station. Passing Mount Vesuvius, as you drive to the Amalfi Coast we will stop at Pompei to visit the famous ruins before heading over to admire the dolomite cliffs, towering straight up out of the sea, and typical villages, which have characterized Sorrento's Peninsula for many centuries.
In Rome:With only one day in Rome, one obviously has to select carefully among the city's endless attractions. The sights included in this tour are considered to be among the most important!!!
Florence: See the Piazza del Duomo, the religious center of Florence in front of the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Called "il duomo, " it is the fourth largest church in the world and was begun in 1296 and took 173 years to complete. The side of the Baptistery facing the Duomo has gilded bronze doors declared by Michelangelo as worthy of being the "gates of paradise. " Sculptor Lorenzo Ghiberti labored more than 50 years on this incredible project. In the Piazza della Signoria view a copy of the "David" and the Loggia dei Lanzi, along with original sculptures. After lunch, you will visit Santa Croce, one of the most beautiful Gothic churches in Italy. See Donatello's Annunciation, Giotto's Death of St. Francis and the tomb of Michelangelo. Enjoy some free time for shopping before your return to Livorno. "In Naples"Stopping at many photo opportunities for a vantage point to admire Sorrento. In Rome:Piazza Venezia, Roman Forum, Arch of Constantine, CircusMaximus, Colosseum, Vatican, Trevi Fountain
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Different Ports have different restrictions on permissions to enter under your ship. Sometimes you will need to board a free shuttle (in Rome), in Florence (Livorno) I can meet you under the ship, in another port that servces the Florence and Tuscany area is LaSpezia in which you will need to take a free shuttle to the dock meeting point and I will be there with your name sign. In the Port of Naples I will meet you under your ship, in the port of Salerno, shuttle bus location and in Sorrento at the dock after you take the small tender over to the coastline from your ship. YOU WILL LOOK FOR YOUR NAME SIGN BEING HELD UP AT THE PORT.
End location: At your port location 1 hour before departure time at each port.
Duration: 3 days
Your group will be met at the SHORE MEETING POINTS outside of the security gates each morning.Each day's meeting time will depend on the arrival and disembarkment of your ship.
2015 SUV Fiat Freemont for 6 / Fiat Ducati 8 passenger van 2015 / for 1- 3 people I will use a 2014 Citrone convertible for Summer fun!!! I can also hire a bus company to entertain larger groups.
Transportation- Full Day for 3 Port Cities.
English Speaking Driver Guide - 3 Port Cities.
VIP Entrance Tickets: Rome includes- The Vatican Museums & Colosseum. Florence includes - The Accademia to see the David. Naples includes - Entrance to Pompei Ruins and Lunch at a Farm in Sorrento with wine and lemoncello served as well as a traditional lunch with freshly Farm to Table made meat's,cheeses, pasta and wine.
Bottle 's of water in a cooler for the duration of the three days.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
150 Euros - Lunch, snacks,drinks and shopping
Lunch in Rome and Florence (reservations made for your group but cost not included in the package).
Uffizi Gallery or any of the sites in Pisa (the Leaning Tower or Cathedral). These tickets can be added and pre purchased for your group with ample advanced notice.
Pizza lunch at the Farm can be arranged for an additional 5 Euros per persona and you can have a cooking experience where you and your family members can make your own pizza's in a brick over outdoor environment overlooking the Bay of Naples.
I'm not a Vatican certified guide.
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Caron made our two day tour one for the memory books. She was engaging with our children and really made them fall in love with Italy. She was able to encorporate site seeing, historical facts, children's activities, and relaxing times all in a short time. She had everything planned and the transportation went seemleasly. She also was able to adapt when things took a bit longer than expected at one point. Caron was very responsive to messages. It was a blessing to have been on this tour with her!