Experience the jewel of the Renaissance with a guided walking tour rich in cultural and artistic significance. Your scenic motorcoach ride from Livorno brings you to the city’s center of Florence, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Your guided tour will include the Piazza del Duomo, perhaps Florence’s most recognizable landmark and the nearby ancient Baptistery with its famed bronze doors. A short walk further brings you to the Piazza della Signoria, Florence’s governmental center adorned with magnificent statues.
During the tour, you’ll stop at a wholesale showroom specializing in discounted gold items and also have a gelato stop on route. Then, you’ll have free time for own lunch and shopping before proceeding to Pisa. From the “Square of Miracles,” stroll past the 950-year old Cathedral of Pisa, the first structure erected in the square. Nearby, stands the circular Baptistery. Begun in 1152, it was completed a century later in the more ornate Gothic style.
The Piazza’s oldest site is the Camposanto. Built in 1278, this serene cemetery is believed to hold earth from the hill where Jesus was crucified. Next, is Piazza’s crowning glory, the Leaning Tower. Standing 185 feet high, the Tower boasts a 297-step spiral staircase. Enjoy a 30 minute trolley tour exploring Pisa before rejoining your coach and returning to Livorno.