Livorno, in the Tuscan region of Italy, is ideally located for exploring some of the most beautiful cities in Italy, including Florence. Florence is most noted as the birthplace of the Renaissance. Livorno (Florence/Pisa) can be visited on one of our many Europe cruisesFind Cruises Sailing to This Port
Explore on your own in this Renaissance city, armed with insider tips from your Tour Director. See the sights, including Cathedral Square, the Duomo and Santa Croce Cathedral. And don't worry, you'll have plenty of time to squeeze in some shopping.
When you're in the area, you'll definitely want to explore Florence, one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Start by visiting the church of Santa Croce, known as Italy's Westminster Abbey because of the Italian monarchy buried there. View the 14th-century interior and marvel at one of the finest examples of Florentine Gothic decoration. Stop at the Piazza del Duomo in Florence, where the cathedral, bell tower and baptistery share the same square. Then stop in the Piazza della Signoria, the city's largest square, and gaze upon a copy of Michelangelo's David and the Loggia dei Lanzi.
|Shop for souvenirs at the famed Ponte Vecchio in Florence.|
|Explore the Uffizi Gallery in Florence, home to works by Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raphael and Rubens.|
|Visit the Field of Miracles in Pisa and discover one of the world's most amazing sights ? the Campanile, or Leaning Tower. Learn the fascinating details about this famous bell tower.|
|Take a scenic drive through the Tuscan countryside, enjoying its soft, rounded hills, the medieval architecture of its villages and the silver green of the olive trees mingling with the dark green of the cypress trees. Stop in a local winery to sample some of its delicious product.|
Every area of Italy is known for its unique cuisine and pasta dishes. Try fazzoletti, pasta filled with ricotta cheese and spinach. Other Tuscan specialities are: ribollita, a variation on minestrone; pappardelle, broad noodles; stracotto, a beef stew with beans; and bistecca alla fiorentina, a charcoal-grilled T-bone steak marinated in olive oil and black pepper.
Italy's official currency is the euro (EUR). Many shops and restaurants also accept major credit cards, which usually offer you a good exchange rate. When shopping, remember that Value Added Tax is added to most purchases.
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