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La Spezia Port excursions: tours to Florence


Departing from the cruiser terminal in La Spezia it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Florence. First of all your driver will take you along the Viale dei Colli, we reach the marvelous terrace called Piazzale Michelangelo named after the artist who sculpted the original David statue. He ...


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La Spezia Port excursions: tours to Florence

Private Florence tours from your ship in La Spezia Port

The best of Florence Departing from the cruiser terminal in La Spezia it takes about 1 hour and 45 minutes to get to Florence. First of all your driver will take you along the Viale dei Colli, we reach the marvelous terrace called Piazzale Michelangelo named after the artist who sculpted the original David statue. Here you get one of the most impressive views of the city. Nearby you can also see the white and green marble façade of the S. Miniato al Monte church - an example of the Florentine Romanesque style.

After leaving the church, we follow an uphill road, bordered by the ancient city walls, until we reach Forte Belvedere, built around 1590 by the Grand-duke Ferdinand to protect the Medici villas. From the Fort, passing the old gate to the city - Porta Romana, we come to the imposing Pitti Palace, which hosts many galleries and museums (Gallery of Modern Art, Costume Gallery, Palatine Gallery, Royal Apartments, Coach Museum, Silver and Porcelain museums, etc.) and a magnificent park called the Boboli Gardens. Next we head for the city center, to Piazza della Repubblica, surrounded by the historical literary cafés, where, long ago, important intellectuals gathered together. Following the Via De' Calzaiuoli, which connects Piazza del Duomo (S. Maria del Fiore, the Baptistery, Giotto's Bell tower) to Piazza Signoria (Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi*, La Loggia dei Lanzi) you will be able to admire the best masterpieces of Renaissance art, breathing in the magical atmosphere that only Florence can offer.

Our driver, completely at your disposal, will be more than happy to take you to Piazza Santa Croce to visit the Santa Croce church, where many famous Italians are buried, and afterwards you may take a must-deserved rest. For those who would like to shop or the hungry soul, there are also many shops and “trattoria” to dive into, so everyone in the group can satisfy their desires whether it be a leather jacket or a scrumptious plate of pasta! Shopping, can be a unique experience in Florence.

Walking through its ancient medieval streets, exploring the city's renowned tradition of crafts and family-run businesses. Few cities of comparable size can boast of such a profusion and variety of high quality goods with Italian design. The most important street for shopping is Via De' Tornabuoni with designer boutiques like Prada, Gucci, Armani, Ferragamo, Valentino, Vuitton, Damiani, Cartier, Trussardi, Eleuteri, Buccellati, Coveri, Versace, Tiffany, YSL, Zegna, Desmo, Chopard, Tod's, Cavalli etc. We can also see what the local craftsmen have to offer in the small local workshops in the Santa Croce or Santo Spirito neighborhoods, or practice your bargaining skills at the San Lorenzo outdoor market.

At this point, you could choose to visit the Academy Museum* to take in the original David statue by Michelangelo (the David statues found at Piazzale Michelangelo and in Piazza Signoria are both copies and pale in comparison!), or ride up to visit the ancient Etruscan town of Fiesole above Florence to admire another view or explore the old Roman Amphitheatre.

Important!! If you are interested in the Accademia Museum (David) and/or the Uffizi Gallery, please advise us at the time of the booking so we can provide you the skip the line tickets in order to avoid waiting in lines and maximize your time.


OPTIONALS (IF INTERESTED)
-Skip the line tickets for the Accademia Gallery (David) in Florence (closed on Mondays)
-Skip the line tickets for the Uffizi Museum in Florence (closed on Mondays)
-Licensed guide at disposal in Florence (3 hours) to give you more specific and detailed tour of the city/museums/attractions in which you are interested.

Please note:
The proposed itineraries are only examples of possible tours. For different pick up / drop off locations or customized itineraries we invite our clients to contact one of our tour coordinators to help them design their own tour.

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Below are the prices depending on your party size.

Party size Price per party Price per person
1 personEuro 690.00Euro 690.00
2 peopleEuro 690.00Euro 345.00
3 peopleEuro 750.00Euro 250.00
4 peopleEuro 750.00Euro 187.50
5 peopleEuro 800.00Euro 160.00
6 peopleEuro 800.00Euro 133.33
7 peopleEuro 850.00Euro 121.43
8 peopleEuro 850.00Euro 106.25
Tour Details
Available: Daily (all year round)
Pick up time suggested: 8.00am
Tour duration: 9 hours
Pick up location/Drop off location: at your ship
Included: English speaking driver, A/C vehicle, taxes, parking, tolls and gasoline. No hidden costs
Not Included: Meals, drinks and entrance fees unless otherwise specified
Important: we highly recommend to pre-purchase skip the line tickets in order to maximize your time


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FLORENCE: Michelangelo Square, San Miniato al Monte Church, Forte Belvedere, Santa Croce Square/Church, leather district, Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza del Duomo, Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral, Baptistery, Giotto's Bell Tower, Piazza della Signoria, Old Palace, Loggia dei Lanzi, Uffizi, Ponte Vecchio (old bridge), Pitti Palace.

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