Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port
- Private group
- Duration: 9 hours
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My one big splurge for this trip was to hire a private driver/guide to take me to Cinque Terre. I am so happy I spent the money for a private tour. Adriano was such a joy to spend a day with. He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make things perfect for me. I told him I was looking forward to octopus for lunch and he arranged reservations at a wonderful restaurant with an amazing seafood salad and the best grilled octopus I have had. He made sure I was comfortable exploring on my own by drawing me maps and giving clear directions. I was worried about going off on my own but I really wanted to. Adriano provided everything I needed to explore these amazing places with confidence by myself (and with him in a couple places) I get this kind of attention when I visit out-of-town friends. I never imagined that Adriano would be my new friend who wanted to make my 10 hour journey forever memorable. He succeeded. Treat yourself and book w/ Adriano. Grazie, Adriano!
Stefano contacted us before the trip to coordinate and was friendly. We asked if we could meet slightly later as our kids were tired from Rome and Stefano immediately responded and accommodated. Stefano was extremely knowledgeable about the area, buildings in Pisa, and Lucca and genuinely seemed to love the area. He helped us with tickets to Pisa and which route and how much time to take. He then took us to a leisurely day in Lucca. He knew the bike rental. shop and directed us to bike the wall which was great and easy. A highlight of the trip. He accommodated our requests to stop for liquor and wine/oil and took us to a great reserved restaurant and even recommended menu items. He gave us a map and directed us to explore at our own pace and coordinate to meet him. It was a great time and Stefano put us at east the entire time. Thank you!
Our guide Federico was wonderful! He was so interesting and had so much historical knowledge. He met us promptly at the port in Livorno, had bottles of water in the van for us and was so helpful to my mother who was in a folding wheelchair, which he took in and out of the van numerous times. Federico recommended a great restaurant in Florence and took us to a fabulous spot for gelato. I highly recommend Federico who exceeded our expectations in every way!
There is a lot to see in this area and we wished we had had more time. Alessandro, our guide, was very good in covering as much as possible and pointing out the places we should see. Most of the areas can only be reached on foot. Portovenere is beautiful, as well as the two towns we visited in Cinque Terre. Alessandro found us an excellent restaurant for lunch and it was a very enjoyable day.
We are so happy that, Laura, was our tour guide today! She is very knowledgeable about the area and made sure we were comfortable and on time. We highly recommend this tour company. If you can request Laura, you will not be disappointed!