Pisa – Florence <•> Pisa – Lucca

Embark on a 4-hour Tuscany Shore Excursion to Pisa and Florence. Explore Pisa's Piazza dei Cavalieri and the Leaning Tower, then discover Florence's Renaissance treasures. Enjoy free time for exploration and shopping before heading back to the ship in Livorno. Another option includes Lucca, revealing its Etruscan and Roman heritage, intact city walls, and charming streets. The tour showcases historical landmarks, local cafes, and Lucca's authentic atmosphere.

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TUSCANY SHORE EXCURSION

PISA – FLORENCE

– I will be there ready to meet you at the sea port after you disembark The tour begins going to our first nearby destination.

– Pisa. We will follow the River Arno and arrive in Piazza dei Cavalieri. Ending up in Piazza dei Miracoli in this  imposing square, the cathedral and one of the Wonders of the World,” the Leaning Tower”. There are many souvenirs available to take away the memory of this magical place.

– Then we will proceed to Florence, which is the most beautiful city in all of Tuscany. The cradle of the renaissance unveils its treasures: Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria and the spectacular view over the city from Piazzale Michelangelo.

– Next, you will have some free time to explore your surroundings in Florence’s beautiful square.

Fantastic driven guided tour

I will be there waiting for you next to your ship for this fantastic driven guided tour.

During your Tuscany Shore Excursion, you will be escorted via my comfortable air-conditioned minibus immediately after you have come ashore.  It  will only take 25 minutes to get to Pisa. We will cross the River Arno, flowing lazily westwards into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and see the architecture of the various palaces lining its banks. Our first stop will be at the second largest square in Pisa, “Piazza dei Cavalieri”.  In 1140 the ancient political heart of the city which the architect Giorgio Vasari rebuilt in 1558. We’ll pause here for a few photos, before having the sensation to be catapulted back even further in time to the 11th century.
Our tour  will continue through this important university city,  as we arrive directly at Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we can admire the famous leaning tower, the cathedral of Santissima Annunziata and the 13th century Baptistery. A visit to the leaning tower is an experience not to be missed, along with little shopping in the piazza .  You’ll be sure to take home an unforgettable memory of one of Italy’s most important cities.

Our tour will now move into the cradle of the Renaissance. Florence is just an hour away from Pisa, and as we drive along the main road linking the two cities.  We will pass the medieval village of San Miniato, famous for having once housed Emperor Napoleone Bonaparte and even more famous for its white truffles and in July and August, we’ll feast our eyes on gorgeous fields of sunflowers in bloom.

Once in Florence, we will make up our way to the hills and arrive at “ Piazzale Michelangelo”, which overlooks a breathtaking panoramic view of the whole city and obviously an opprtunity to take riveting photos from this scenic view.  Descending from the Piazzale Michelangel along the ancient city walls, we will pass through one of the most ancient fortified town doors of the town to reach the square of Santa Croce, which is an ideally evocative place for open-air banquets, festivals, and the historic game called calcio in costume and where many historical figures are buried..
Strolling through the narrow streets of the city, we get to” Piazza del Duomo”, dominated by the cathedral and baptistery in white and green marble, famous for the architectural wonders of Giotto’s bell tower and Brunelleschi’s Dome. Crossing via Calzaiuoli we’ll come to another square that is not to be missed. Piazza della Signoria (The Lord’s Square) by way of Via Calzaiuoli.  Around the corner from here, you’ll find the Mercato del Porcellino (named after the statue of a wild boar)

Florence is a city just waiting to be explored, with fine shopping everywhere you turn . The San Lorenzo market, or the boutiques ( Gucci, Ferragamo and many more) lining the streets around Piazza della Repubblica, the old roman forum, now an elegant spot with famous caffes, where you can stop off in your free time to rest your feet. At this point, we’ll sadly have to say goodbye to Florence in order to make our way back to the ship in Livorno on time, hoping that this fantastique tour will be unforgettable to you all.

Private and sharing tour.

TUSCANY SHORE EXCURSION

PISA – LUCCA

– I will be there ready to meet you at the sea port after you disembark The tour begins going to our first nearby destination.

– Pisa. We will follow the River Arno and arrive in Piazza dei Cavalieri. Ending up in Piazza dei Miracoli in this  imposing square, the cathedral and one of the Wonders of the World,” the Leaning Tower”. There are many souvenirs available to take away the memory of this magical place.

– Then we will proceed to Lucca, which is one of the most beautiful cities in Tuscany. 

– Next, you will have some free time to explore your surroundings in Lucca’s beautiful squares

Comfortably sitting aboard my minibus, straight after you have come ashore, it will only take 25 minutes to get to Pisa. We will cross the River Arno, flowing lazily westwards into the Tyrrhenian Sea, and see the architecture of the various palaces lining its banks. Our first stop will be at the second largest square in Pisa, “Piazza dei Cavalieri”.  The ancient political heart of the city, was rebuilt in 1558 by the architect Giorgio Vasari. We’ll pause here for a few photos, before having the sensation to be catapulted back even further in time to the 11th century.

Our tour continuing through this important university city, we will arrive directly at Piazza dei Miracoli, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Here we can admire the famous Leaning Tower, the cathedral of Santissima Annunziata and the 13th century Baptistery. A visit to the leaning tower is an experience not to be missed, along with little shopping in the piazza.  You will be sure to take home an unforgettable memory of one of Italy’s most important cities.

Lucca Etruscan  town  colonized by Roman.  Arriving in Lucca we can see  the renaissance city walls from the 16 th century encircling the old town, still perfectly intact. Lucchesi use to bike around the walls and used bike to go around the city.  We can admire the traces  of their architectures like Piazza dell’Anfiteatro , unique square still here from the Romain time. The cathedral of S Martino with the relic  “Relic of the volto”sacrophagus of Ilaria del Caretto. The Guinigi tower , historic tower of this powerful family of that period , Piazza Napoleon.   In fact Napoleon’s sister married a local Lord and governed till 1814.

Walking down the narrow road, we cross the lucchesi on their bikes browsing and shopping in via Fillungo the main road traced by Romans. On this road, we can find the  storic cafè frequented by G Puccini  the  music compositer who was born here  in the 18 century. In Lucca we will walk  long the narow roads discovering many details from the middle age  the tradition  food shops where Lucchesi shop every day.

It will be my pleasure to make you discover this authentic city in the Tuscany Region with the Tuscany Shore Excursion.

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Tuscany Shore Excursion

Please note: by Italian law, driver guides are not allowed to do historical guiding of museums, monuments and city sights.

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