13Jan
florence shore trip
By: Umberto On: 13 January 2016 In: From La Spezia-Portovenere Comments: 0

Shore excursion from La Spezia to Florence and Pisa.

La Spezia cruise ship day trip with private driver-guide discovering the two wonders of Tuscany: Florence and Pisa.

 

Tour details

Available: all year round and fully customizable.

Type of tour: Private tour with English speaking driver-guide to Florence and Pisa. In one day to see the highlights of Florence (Piazza del Duomo, Piazza Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, Piazzale Michelangelo) and the unbelievable leaning tower of Pisa.

Suitable for: individuals and small groups.

Transportation: A/C minivan with English speaking private driver-guide

Duration: 9 hrs.

Activity Level: easy (Walk on flat terrain, not for long distances).

Advised clothing: comfortable shoes and clothes, sunglasses, hat/cap, sunscreen.

Meeting place: pick up and drop off at La Spezia cruise facility. In case the port of call is Portovenere another timing and meeting point will be planned.

michelangelo's david shore excursion to florence

Itinerary

In one day see as much as you can of these two gems of Tuscany. They both are UNESCO sites and, since Florence is bigger and offers more in terms of artistic beauties, I advise to dedicate more time to Florence, and on the way back to La Spezia have a quick stop in Pisa.

Naturally, the itinerary is fully customizable, and in case you were interested (for example) to climb the leaning tower, we will set up a different schedule of the day.

Meet your driver guide at the cruise facility in La Spezia and depart to Florence, before visiting the historical center, don’t miss a quick stop in Piazzale Michelangelo. It is an esplanade that overlooks Florence: the perfect viewpoint from where take pictures of the Florence skyline.

Afterwards drive down to the center, your driver-guide will provide a map and information for reaching the main monuments on your own, remember that In Florence the main squares and monuments are near to each other: Piazza del Duomo, Piazza della Signoria, Ponte Vecchio, or if you wish to go further he will take you by Santa Croce or Santa Marian Novella, or if you reserved the entrance to a museum like Uffizi or the Accademia, all necessary information to reach them will be provided.

pisa, leaning tower shore excursion from la spezia

Afterward, enjoy some time at leisure for a typical Florentine meal or for some shopping.

In the afternoon depart to Pisa, your personal driver-guide will drop you off near the leaning tower. It’s not only the tower, but even all other buildings are totally amazing: The Duomo, The Baptistery, The Cemetery, they were built about 900 years ago, and are still standing in all their beauty.

Afterward, meet your driver-guide and return to La Spezia.

Other possible variants of the schedule

    1. Skip Pisa on the way back and enjoy more time in Florence: visit one more museum, spend more time in the food market, just stroll around and be delighted by the unique atmosphere.
    2. Shorten your time in Florence and have lunch at a wine farm in the Tuscan countryside.
    3. Skip Pisa, shorten Florence and spend some time in Lucca on the way back to Livorno.