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From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

1. From Rome: Florence and Pisa Full-Day Small-Group Tour

Depart from Rome to the Northern province of Tuscany for a full-day tour to the “Cradle of the Renaissance”, crossing the green valley of the Tiber River to the slopes of the Apennines, passing the vineyards of Chianti before your arrival in Pisa. See “Piazza dei Miracoli” with its famous Leaning Tower and visit the Baptistery and the “Duomo”, all in shining white marble. At 12:00 PM depart toward Florence, the legendary city of artists and architects from the 14th to 17th centuries. Stop for lunch. At 02:30 PM meet with your professional guide for a walking tour of Florence. Once in the city center, you can breathe the atmosphere of medieval streets and craftsmen’s workshops and see masterpieces by Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci and Botticelli, including Michelangelo’s David at the “Accademia”. See the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, with its beautiful dome projected by Brunelleschi and admire the Baptistery as well as Giotto’s Bell Tower. The tour ends with a breathtaking view from “Piazzale Michelangelo”, a superb panoramic view of the Tuscan capital, including “Ponte Vecchio”, Arno River and the “Duomo”. Then, back to Rome.

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Pisa from Florence Half-Day Private Van Tour

2. Pisa from Florence Half-Day Private Van Tour

Ride down the Arno River from Florence to Pisa and be amazed by the glorious legacy of this proud republic that dominated the western Mediterranean for centuries. Majestic palaces rising from the banks of the Arno will let you know that your private van is reaching its destination. The famous Leaning Tower is only one of four white marble architectural marvels on the "Plaza of Miracles," a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The others include the magnificant 11th-century Cathedral of Our Lady of the Assumption, which reportedly inspired Galileo. A maritime power that rivaled and for a while surpassed Genoa and even Venice, Pisa was already considered an old settlement by the Romans. Eventually its power waned, but the legacy remains. One of the more modern landmarks you will see is the Palazzo della Carovana, which houses the Scuola Normale and serves as the headquarters of one of the most prestigious universities in Europe.

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From Florence: Half-day Pisa Tour with Leaning Tower Option

3. From Florence: Half-day Pisa Tour with Leaning Tower Option

Pisa is one of the most visited cities in Tuscany and it is famous for its Leaning Tower. The beautiful Piazza dei Miracoli is among the most beautiful monumental complexes in the world. The town’s most prosperous period was undoubtedly the 12th century and this is witnessed by the urban shape of the old town center with many buildings, squares, and alleyways that run along the river Arno, which was for centuries the major communication route. It has always been an estuary town and was already an important naval base in Roman times intensifying trade in the Mediterranean. Pisa is also famous for one of the most prestigious higher learning institutions of Europe: the Scuola Normale Superiore. An authorised city guide will accompany you in the visit of the interior of the Cathedral and the exterior of the Leaning Tower and Monumental Cemetery. If option is selected, you'll have the chance to climb the one and only Leaning Tower of Pisa. At the end of the tour you will also have free time to wander in the square and take plenty of pictures.

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Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

4. Florence, Accademia Gallery, and Chianti Wine Full-Day Tour

Discover the beauty and magnificent architecture of Florence, the cradle of the Italian Renaissance. You’ll visit the city’s impressive monuments and admire its stunning setting on this full-day tour. Learn about Florence’s rich cultural history during your guided sightseeing tour. See Piazza della Signoria with its impressive sculptures and imposing palazzo, and the multi-hued marble Duomo and Baptistery, famous for the bronze doors that Michelangelo dubbed the Gates of Paradise. Admire the beauty of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto’s Bell, the Basilica of Santa Croce, and the Accademia Gallery (if this option is chosen). Walk along narrows streets, by the Arno River, and across the Ponte Vecchio, one of the city's most famous landmarks and its oldest bridge, lined with jewelry shops. You’ll have free time for lunch and shopping before stopping to admire the spectacular panoramic views of the city from Piazzale Michelangelo. Following the tour of Florence, you’ll travel through the Tuscan countryside to the a winery in the middle of the Chianti area for the wine tasting.

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Livorno: Private Full-Day Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion

5. Livorno: Private Full-Day Florence & Pisa Shore Excursion

Your private driver will pick you up directly at the port where your ship will dock. Drive to Pisa (approximately 30 minute ride) and enjoy some free time to enjoy the Square of the Miracles at your leisure (private guide is not included in Pisa). Then continue to Florence (approximately 1-hour ride), where your private guide will be waiting for you. Here, you'll discover the historical city center touching all the highlights of this unique city such as the cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Signoria Square and Ponte Vecchio. Enjoy some free time for lunch and shopping. If you like, skip the line reservation can be made for the Accademia Gallery (only for groups of up to 5 people) and you will pay for your tickets directly on the spot (entrance tickets are not included in the tour's price). This gallery is particularly famous for its sculptures by Michelangelo such as the "Prisoners," "St. Matthew" and "David," the most beautiful man of Florence. If you prefer paintings, a guided tour of the Uffizi Gallery can be offfered. Discovering its immense artistic heritage with paintings by Botticelli, Leonardo, Michelangelo and more. Travel back to the port with your private professional driver (approximately 1.5-hour ride back to Livorno). You can also decide whether you want to visit Florence in the morning and Pisa on your way back to the port.

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Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

6. Livorno: Florence and Pisa Shore Tour

After disembarking from your cruise ship and being greeted at the pier by your guide, you will make your way to Pisa. Upon your arrival at Pisa, your first visit will be to the cathedral complex in the magnificent Piazza dei Miracoli. It is a large square which is home to the Leaning Tower, the Baptistery, and the beautiful Cathedral. There you can see with your own eyes the incredible tower that was designed as a bell tower for the neighboring cathedral, which would have stood 185 feet high. There are 297 spiral-staircase steps inside the tower leading to the top. If you wish to climb the tower, don't hesitate to ask your guides to reserve the skip-the-line admission. Your tour in Florence will begin as you visit the Piazzale Michelangelo terrace, which portrays a glorious panorama of the city. Once in the old-town pedestrian center, you will encounter the immense Cathedral of S. Maria del Fiore. This Cathedral is one the major attraction for tourists, and is one of the largest churches in Italy. Until the modern era, the dome was the largest in the world. It remains the largest brick dome ever constructed, thanks to the genius of Brunelleschi who completed it in 1432. Moving on, you will see Giotto's Bell Tower, the Baptistery, and the Piazza della Signoria. After viewing the scenic and iconic Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) on the Arno river, you'll continue to the enormous Piazza Santa Croce. In Roman times, this place was used to execute heretics, but the square now boasts numerous charming boutiques. The Galleria dell'Academia is one of the top museums in Florence mainly because it is the home to Michelangelo's David sculpture. Once having completed your tour of the Accademia, you will enjoy a relaxing drive across the Tuscan region on your way back to the Port of Livorno.

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From Montecatini: Half Day Pisa Tour & The Leaning Tower

7. From Montecatini: Half Day Pisa Tour & The Leaning Tower

Go directly from Montecatini to the amazing city of Pisa, with a local expert guide and admire the Leaning Tower. Head to Miracles Square, where you will be amazed by the incredible sights. Walk through the Cathedral and discover the history behind its intricate architecture and Romanesque art. Spend some time on your own exploring the Baptistry, Monumental Cemetery, and of course the Leaning Tower. Choose to add the optional admission to the Leaning Tower. Enjoy the flexibility of skipping the line to begin your climb and admire the panoramic views from the top. Buy some last-minute souvenirs, or enjoy a coffee in one of the local restaurants of the city center, before heading back to Montecatini. Enjoy this lovely experience visiting the beautiful city of Pisa.

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What people are saying about Pisa

This was an amazing day trip! We were able to see the most important part of these wonderful cities treasures! Josep was funny and enjoyable. And, Roberto is an excellent driver!! We would definitely recommend this tour. Great experience!

Pino and Giovanni were an amazing guides. Very knowledgeable of every little detail in the history. Made it very interactive. And thank you Roberto for safely greeting us from Rome to Florence and back.

Excellent. Micaela, an exceptional guide. Fun ride, full of a lot of history and perfect to share as a couple.

Excellent option to visit Florence and see the tower and the church of Pisa. we had a wonderful day

I enjoyed this tour. Our guide was very knowledgeable. She was relaxed and gave good info.