Florence (Livorno) Florence Walking Tour Excursion Reviews
Enough cannot be said about Florence, birthplace of the Italian Renaissance and home to many of the greatest artists of the era, from Michelangelo to Leonardo da Vinci. From the famous Duomo to the Uffizi, there is much to see in this storied city.
We set up a tour group through ItalyTours.eu, quickly filled with 8 people making the per-person cost manageable. Our guide, Celia, was superb. We saw Pitti Palace, Ponte Vecchio, the main cathedral, Uffuzi Gallery, Accademia (with skip the line entry to see David), and lots more. Tour was several hours, but then we had lunch and time to explore on our own as well.
Florence on your own but the tour guide gave us a little walk. Very informative guy, talked all the way from ship to Florence and was very interesting, unfortunately we didn't realise that we wouldn't get to see Pisa.
The idea around this cruise is for them to organise a Bus that takes you to Florence where you are left on your own for four hours thereafter they fetch you and take you to Pisa for an hour. I guess it was okay, I found waiting for other people to come back to the bus a little annoying.
The coach was efficient, took us right to the train station and the guide on the coach was excellent providing plenty of info. It was a transfer only, so we got to explore on our own, which we vastly preferred in this compact, but beautiful city. Another location we'd like to go back to spend an extended weekend. Stunning.
1 hr 30 minutes by coach. Most beautiful city - small enough to walk around and see the key sights. If you get the HoHo bus, stop at the Piazza Michelangelo on the far banks fo the Arno River for a breathtaking view of the city
Just a bus to Florence and a half day on your own to explore and shop. To do this place justice you really need a couple of days if you wanted to visit the museums. Lots of queues. You can book tickets online independently.
Very interesting place, architecturally and ambiance/culture it seems, and would like to return. Beware Italian toilets though - bits of the WC might come away if you touch them, but then again if you do touch them then seems bits of you might soon rot away too!
A great walking tour with time to yourself. Our guide Stephanie was terrific. She was knowledgeable and most important to me passionate. She loved her town and made sure that we saw as much of it in the short time we were in Florence. Stephanie recommended a restaurant where we ate at and it was great, La Grotta Guella along with a gellatto place that has been in business since 1939 Perche No!
Company was fantastic: driver Gianmarie was a delight and very knowledgeable. Tour guide for Accademia and Duomo, Samantha, was fantastic. Very smooth and great place for lunch. Only issue is long drive from port to Florence due to large port due to size of ship.
Guido gave us lots of information before, during and after our stops. We saw quite a bit but with limited time it is difficult to see anything in depth. We saw the churches of Sta Croce and the Duomo from the outside since the lines were long. That being said, there is enough art work on the exterior to keep you in awe.
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