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Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

1. Florence & Pisa Private Shore Excursion from Livorno Port

Enjoy a full-day private shore excursion of Pisa and Florence from Livorno Port and discover the cradle of the Renaissance, one of the most important periods for art and architecture in history. Sit back and relax as you drive through the rolling hills of the Tuscan countryside. As you approach Florence, drive up the Viale dei Colli to Piazzale Michelangelo for the most impressive views of the city. Follow an uphill road, bordered by ancient walls, to Forte Belvedere, built by the Grand-Duke Ferdinand to protect his Medici villas. Enter the city via the Porta Romana to Pitti Palace, home to the Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum, and Silver and Porcelain Museums, as well as the magnificent Boboli Gardens. The next stop is the Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by historical literary cafés. Following the Via De'Calzaiuoli, admire masterpieces of Renaissance architecture around the Duomo. Your driver is completely at your disposal and will be happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce Church to see where many famous Italians are buried. Cross the elegant Ponte Vecchio, still home to gold and jewelry vendors. For shopping hounds and hungry souls, explore the stores and trattorias of the city center, and sample a scrumptious plate of pasta or grab a smart new leather jacket. The most important street for shopping is Via De' Tornabuoni, with designer boutiques like Prada, Gucci, Armani, Cartier, and much more. You can also discover local crafts in small workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighborhoods. Or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market. In the afternoon, you will drive to Pisa and explore the gentle town as it recalls the days of the Pisan Republic. See the astonishing Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles), home to the medieval Duomo, Baptistery, and legendary Leaning Tower.

Florence: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

2. Florence: Inferno Film Tour from Rome

Visit the center of Florence through the eyes of Robert Langdon, the famous Harvard University symbolist born from Dan Brown's books. Retracing the steps of the movie Inferno, you will revive the culture and the history of one of the most famous towns of Italy, discovering the mysteries that lie behind the Florentine art. The underlying theme of the tour will be the Dante's Inferno, which will take you from the Porta Romana up to the Boboli Gardens, through the famous Ponte Vecchio to Piazza Della Signoria taking a look at the ingenious Vasarian Corridor, and from the House of Dante to the Baptistery of St John with its Paradise door.  You will spend a wonderful day by solving the puzzles of an intricate plot with no clearly defined boundaries between fiction and reality, in which not only the medieval  and Renaissance buildings but also their inhabitants, such as Dante, Boccaccio, and Beatrice, will frame the events of Langdon and Sienna during their visit to this unforgettable city.

Florence: Charterhouse Guided Tour and Hills Walking Tour

3. Florence: Charterhouse Guided Tour and Hills Walking Tour

Starting from Porta Romana will take public transportation to Galluzzo area, a short walk will introduce to the famous Florence Charterhouse, founded in the 14th Century on the top of Monte Acuto. A guided 1-hour tour inside the Charterhouse will introduce the various buildings of the complex, Church, Chapter House, Cloister and Cells. A short panoramic rest after the visit will be a recharger for the guided walk through the hills towards City Center. S.Felice ad Ema Church will be an off the beaten path discovery before walking uphill to Poggio Imperiale. The walk will continue through small ancient hill roads with plenty of sights and historical Villas in S.Leonardo in Arcetri. Massive architectures of Forte Belvedere will introduce a beautiful downhill walk through Costa S.Giorgio, where famous buildings such as Villa Bardini and Galileo Galilei house are located. Santa Felicita church will introduce the typical and characteristic Oltrarno district,ending point of the guided walk.

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What people are saying about Porta Romana

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 6 reviews

Massimo provided a wonderful tour of Pisa and Florence

Massimo provided a wonderful tour of Florence and Pisa. They met our cruise ship, were on time and got us to Pisa before all the cruise ship busses showed up. Next they took us to Florence were we saw all the major locations followed by a pickup and quick return to our cruise ship. I would use them again as well as possibly use them for a land tour in the future.

Excellent tour and Guide (Laura)

Laura picked us up on time in a prestige clean SUV and drove us safely all day with the most extraordinary dialogue. What she does no know about Tuscany is not worth knowing. Showed us all the usual tourist places and some not so well known. Offered water and sweets to suck on if we needed and dropped us back at the Port in time for us to sail. Highly recommend.

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!

I was very surprised that for two (2) of us we were picked up in a minivan! I was expecting a nice luxury sedan. I felt the price of this excursion was greatly Over-Priced for what we received.

Fabio was fabulous! Also helpful knowledgeable and expericed. Made exploring Pisa and Flirence a breeze.