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Florence, Arno River
Florence, Duomo Santa Maria Del Fiore
Florence, Italy - Typical buildings along the Arno River - Photo by Jesse Andrews
The Vasari Corridor from the Uffizi Gallery, Florenc, Italy - Photo by Jesse Andrews

Full Day Tour of Florence from the Port of Livorno Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-00302
  • Type : Private
  • Duration : 0.0 Hours
  • Departs from : Livorno
  • Meeting Place : Seaport

Description

You will be met at the pier where you will climb aboard your air conditioned vehicle for the 120 minute drive to Florence.

Upon arrival in Florence, you will drive to the city's highlights. Your first stop will be Piazza del Duomo. The Florence Duomo is dedicated to Santa Maria del Fiore and is typical of Italian Gothic architecture. The present building was designed by Arnolfo di Cambio.

The Cupola remained unfinished, and in 1421 the polygonal base was erected. Two architects won the competition to design the dome, Lorenzo Ghiberti (1368-1445) and Filippo Brunelleschi (1377-1446), but it was Brunelleschi who actually built it using remarkable technical knowledge to achieve the uniquely beautiful results we see today. Completed in 1436, the Cupola is the most characteristic feature of the Florentine skyline, symbolizing a great cultural tradition and the city's civic awareness.

You will continue to visit Piazza della Signoria, which has been the political heart of the city from the Middle Ages to the present day. The piazza is named after the most important monument there, Palazzo della Signoria, designed by Arnolfo di Cambio in 1298-99 for the seat of the Republican government and which was later to host the Gonfalonier of Justice and the Priors of the Arts (it was in fact first called Palazzo dei Priori).

Close by to the Piazza della Signoria you will visit the Ponte Vecchio, the oldest bridge which crosses the Arno at its widest point. It dates back to Roman times and has been re-built on several occasions.

The last stop will be in the Square of Santa Croce (Holy Cross), one of Florence's largest squares, and traditionally one of the city's main arenas for ceremonials and festivities. The Basilica of Santa Croce, one of the largest churches in the city, is attributed to the genius of Arnolfo di Cambio who seems to have begun work in 1294.

Then afternoon visit to Pisa.

Upon arrival in Pisa, you will have approximately 1 hour to walk from the parking area to the Field of Miracles where you will have free time for photos.

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Pick up and Drop Off at Cruise Ship
  2. English speaking driving guide

What's Not Included

  1. Entrance fees
  2. Gratuities of any type

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