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1 Day from Livorno

by Jerryd57

On a cruise ship that will be in Livorno April 30, 2009. Would like to know if any reasonable tours are available for 2-4 people to be able to see Pisa, Lucca and Florence? Have about 11-12 hours maximum. Private tours from the ship are way over our budget. Willing to reciprocate too in our home, Las Vegas! Thanks.

Re: 1 Day from Livorno

by manuna

11-12 hours is quite a short period for these 3 towns. Leave Lucca in your list. Then you'll manage to see it without rushing and enjoy your trip. There are lot's of towers to climb, just strall in narrow streets. And of course take a bike ride on the wall!

Re: 1 Day from Livorno

by leics

I agreee that to include Lucca would simply be box-ticking, and is probably not feasible anyway.

You will find tours available if you google something like 'tour livorno cruise', such as:

http://www.masternet.it/home/IITT/Shore.htm

((Ijust found this by googling, no recommendation implied). I doubt any tour will include all three places.

You could, of course, simply take yourselves by train to Florence and then stop off at Pisa on the way there or back. This would be by far the cheapest option and exremely easy (ticket machines have English options and there is no need to buy tickets in advance).

www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html will give times, details and fares (click cart icon, but choose a day other than the day you search as immediate fares are not always shown) in English. Livorno>Florence takes about 1.5 hours, and costs 6.50 euro one-way.

If you do travel independently, remember to allow plenty of time for your return. Ships don't wait!

Re: 1 Day from Livorno

by acolleen

I logged in to this forum just today and I see few many posts are interesting to answer.

Googling will help you with many sites offer tours in Italy. I found this site www.tuscany-cooking-class.com/tours.html interesting.

http://www.trenitalia.com - sites like this useful and can be easily found when you google.

(The sites I mentioned are not recommandations, but i found these interesting)

Re: 1 Day from Livorno

by gfinesilver

i don't think you need to book a tour. it will be unneccesarily expensive. just hop on a train to lucca and spend the day there would be my advise. pisa is overrated but if you feel the need you can stop and see the tower. save florence for a future trip because you need more than part of a day.

Travel Tips for Florence

The treasures, of course, are...

by spartan

The treasures, of course, are very real. And far from being a secret, they are famous the world over. The city is a veritable museum of unique and incomparable proportions. A single historical fact explains the phenomenon: Florence gave birth to the Renaissance. In the early 15th century the study of antiquity -- of the glory that was Greece and the grandeur that was Rome -- became a Florentine passion, and with it came a new respect for learning and a new creativity in art and architecture. In Florence, that remarkable creativity is everywhere in evidence. As the sun sets over the Arno and, as Mark Twain described it, 'overwhelms Florence with tides of color that make all the sharp lines dim and faint and turn the solid city to a city of dreams,' it's hard not to fall under the city's magic spell. As you can tell from this picture, Mark Twain was correct!

In the tourist areas just...

by Packerman

In the tourist areas just about everyone can speak some English, but if not just use hand gestures. Italians really like children so don't be afraid if they want to pinch your baby's cheeks. Italians like to take it easy, so join them especially since it's your vacation and sit somewhere near this building and eat some gelato and watch people. We took about 30-45 minutes eating our gelato on the steps right of this building in the shade. It was fun listening to all the loud Americans.

San Gimignano

by margaretvn

get out and visit San Gimignano, it is a Unesco listed site and lovely.
There are 13 towers which dominate the skyline of this lovely town, and they were built during the 12th and 13th century. During that time the town was prosperous because of its position on the pilgrim route between Rome and Northern Europe.
The prosperity declined later beacause of the plague and the fact that the pilgrim route was deverted. Most of the town is Medieval, and although it is a small town there is plenty of good shops, restaurants and lots of works of art. There is a beautiful painting by Ghirlandaio 'The Annunciation' which was complleted in 1482 and is to be found in a courtyard loggia near the Collegiata.

Just walk and explore

by vickss

Best way to get around Florence is on foot. Most of the major tourist destinations are walkable from city centre. The streets are mostly narrow and I guess there are bars on where automobile can go. One can get a cycle though but only if one wants to check out the periphery. Florence is a small city and best explored on foot.

Meat anyone!?

by sue_stone about Trattoria Za-Za

We had an excellent lunch at Trattoria Za-Za.

We took a seat on the covered terrace, which overlooks the Mercato Centrale.

(Tip - Make sure you sit down in the right section/at the right tables as there are 3 different restaurants with seating in this area, all next to each other.)

Service was very friendly and helpful and it was just a really nice place to sit, eat, relax and drink! Alex had a beef fillet with cognac and peppercorn sauce, and declared it one of the tastiest meals he had ever eaten!

Bill & Alison shared this huge steak in the photo with several side dishes.

It was all good.

Of course we needed a couple of litres of red wine to help with the digestion...

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