FLORENCE AT YOUR LEISURE:
Cheap as the train, easy and safe as a Shore excursion
Authorized by Tuscany Regional Government
Free wi-fi on board
Guaranteed return in time to the ship
Tuscanybus.com departures are in Via Cogorano, in Livorno city center, next to the cruise shuttle bus stop.
How to get from the port to downtown Livorno? CLICK HERE
Easy to find: the departure is in Via Cogorano next to the shuttle bus stop linking the port of Livorno with the city center.
Easy to recognize: The Tuscanybus.com staff waits you wearing green T-shirts and exposing panels.
Reliable: guaranteed return in time for boarding, in case of traffic or exceptional events, the return will be directly to the ship.
Florence, small and immense and at the same time, is an open air museum grown more beautiful over the centuries; a treasure chest enclosed by ancient walls that safeguard grandiose masterworks of art and architecture so close that you can almost touch them.
Florence’s palaces, churches, squares, houses, museums are some of the greatest artistic treasure in the world.
The most popular and important sites in Florence include the cathedral, the Baptistery, Giotto Tower, the Uffizzi Gallery, the Ponte Vecchio, San Lorenzo Market and various palaces as “Palazzo Vecchio”,“Palazzo Strozzi”, “Palazzo Medici Riccardi”,“Palazzo S. trinità” “Palazzo Antinori, “Palazzo Ginori” “Palazzo Pitti”or the numerous tower as “Torre della Castagna”, “Torre della Pagliazza”, the beautiful square as Piazza della Repubblica, della Signoria…and much, much more.
Travel on your own is perfect for those who prefer to visit the city independently but with assistance to take out the stress of planning.
Take advantage of a detailed map of the trail, read the notes about the monuments to see and pay attention to the assistant suggestion’s on board.
The full-day trip is tailor-made for cruise ship passengers schedule.
Departure from Livorno at 9.45 am (75/80min trip).
Departure from Florence at 3.45 / 4.00 pm. Depending on the ship schedule.
The point of arrival and departure from Florence is in Piazzale Montelungo Coach Park, next to the Santa Maria Novella Railway Station, located in the city center.
Following the platform 16 you will arrive in the Station Square, a short walk from the heart of the city.
Including: Transportation by coach with A/C, multilingual assistants, free WiFi on board, free maps.
Travel time: 75/80 min
Free time in Florence: 4hr 45min
35€: up to 9 years
15€: children aged between 3- 8, disabled and crew members.
Free: 0 -2 years
Recommended dress: We recommend wearing comfortable seasonal clothing, sunscreen, and sunglasses. If you would like visit a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered.
Italian food is famous worldwide, and each region has its own speciality. To understand the food, you first need to undertand the geography (local ingredients used as tomatoes, porcini mashrooms, olives, aubergines,cheese, meat) and the history of the places. (Florence has a medieval history that inluences the traditional dishes )
Recommended foods to try in Florence: You’ll be in Florence during your lunch time and you are not vegetarian, the most famous dish is Bistecca alla Fiorentina, It’s a large t-bone cut weighing anywhere from two to eight pounds (1-4 kilos), fire grilled on the outside and pink and bloody on the inside, seasoned with salt, pepper, a squeeze of lemon and traditionally cooked over roasted chestnuts for a smoky flavour.
Its price is per kilo, which is stated on the menu, and it’s customary for the server to bring the uncooked beef to the table before the chef cooks it, so you can both admire and approve your soon-to-be luch.
Lampredotto, Classical street food dish, this is one of those historical, common folk dishes from Florence’s medieval period. It is a sandwich made with thinly sliced tripe (intestines) that’s been boiled in broth, seasoned, and served either on a plate or in a sandwich.
Antipasto Toscano, Appetiser platter with assosted types of bruschette (bread topped with different sauces), prosciutto, salami plus different types of pecorino cheeses (sometimes a marmalade or honey)
Ribollita (‘reheated) and Pappa al pomodoro, started as common peasant dishes of the medieval period. Ribollita is a soup made with stale bread, tomatoes, beans (usually cannelli) and any other in season vegetables, along with some herbs.
Pappa al pomodoro is a soup prepared with fresh tomatoes, bread, olive oil, garlic and basil from the Siena area. It can be served hot, tiepid or chilled like a Spanish gazpacho.
Tagliatelle funghi porcini e tartufo. This simple and great tasteful dish inludes two different local mushrooms: truffle and porcini. Tagliatelle means ‘cuts’, since the pasta is thin, long and flatter than fettucine
Gelato and cantuccini con vin santo , little almond cookies taste best when you eat them after dipping into amber colored wine named Vin santo.
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Passengers must respect the timetable on the ticket. In case of passenger delay tickets will not be refunded. Travelers must arrive 10 minutes before departure time.
The wi-fi on board is free and entirely provided by Tuscanybus.com. In case of bus replacement or wi-fi connection problems tickets cannot be refunded. Complaints about wi fi problems must be reported before departure.