Eyes of Rome
Eyes of Rome

Shore Excursion from Livorno: Florence and San Gimignano

On the Discovery of the Tuscan Countryside and Florence's Renaissance


  • Archeology
  • Art
  • History
  • Nature

What makes this tour Special

Discover two of the most beautiful eras of Tuscany's dark and marvelous past. Today you'll see the best of Medieval and Renaissance.

See one most intact medieval town in Italy. It's a true gem of the country and surrounded by the Tuscan rolling hills.

Visit the capital of Tuscany. Florence is home to an abundance of important artwork and masterpieces. Once of the most important cities in the country!

What to Expect


Enjoy your tour with your own private tour expert at your party's disposal only


12 hours




Meet&Greet at your hotel/accomodation. Private Driver included throughout the tour


This tour is suitable for kids of all ages


No entrance tickets are needed! Enjoy your tour!


You will be accompanied through this one day tour by your private driver guide. Private guide in Florence available upon request.

What's Included
  • Meet & Greet your driver at Livorno Port
  • Round Trip from Livorno with Private English Speaking Driver

Not Included/ Optional Extras
  • Meals
  • Gratuities
  • Blue badge private guide in Florence and/or San Gimignano (available upon request)
  • Entrance tickets to any desired sites

Sites you’ll visit

  • Port of Livorno
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Church of Santa Croce
  • Piazzale Michelangelo
  • San Gimignano
  • The city of Livorno flourished under the Medici family, who turned it into a prosperous port. In the late 16th century Livorno was officially given the status of city and the architect Bernardo Buontalenti designed the city as an 'ideal town' with a population of 20,000 and a port that could hold 300 ships.
  • A medieval stone bridge that is known around the world for its beautify and uniqueness Locals still work and operate on the unique bridge still to this day and is part of the mysterious "Corridoio Vasariano" - The Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge) was the only bridge spared by Hitler's strict orders while retreating from his opposition during World War 2. Locals say his decision was to save its beauty, as many building were destroyed either end of the bridge to block the enemy passing.
  • Church of the Franciscans in Florence, one of the finest examples of Italian Gothic architecture. It was begun in 1294, possibly designed by Arnolfo di Cambio, and was finished in 1442, with the exception of the 19th-century Gothic Revival facade and campanile. On many of the interior walls are masterpieces of Tuscan Gothic or proto-Renaissance painting: the Bardi and Peruzzi chapels’ frescoes are by Giotto.
  • A square with a panoramic view of Florence, located in the Oltrarno district of the city. This Florentine piazza was designed by architect Giuseppe Poggi and built in 1869 on a hill just south of the historic center, during the redevelopment of the left bank of the Arno river. In 1869, Florence was the capital of Italy and the whole city was involved in an urban renewal.
  • San Gimignano is worldwide famous to be one of the most well preserved medieval cities of Europe, featuring an iconic skyline made up of 14 original towers, mainly erected around the XIII century. The tallest one is the so called “Torre del Podestà” and it is 150 feet tall. Enjoy this time travel and learn the secret of lost traditions, rituals, events and recipes.

Tour description

This is the perfect tour for Tuscany true lovers. 

In one day you will get the most of this beautiful Italian Region by visiting the unique city of Florence, heart of the Renaissance world, and the medieval ‘borgo’ of San Gimignano, hidden within the vast Tuscan hills.

Start with meeting your professional driving guide at Livorno port, you'll be driven to the city of which the greatest Renaissance masters once lived and worked, Florence. Walk through the historical centre and notable cover the Dominating Duomo designed by Filippo Brunelleschi, the Picturesque Ponte Vecchio over the Arno river and the lesser known but highly characteristic, church of Santa Croce. Before leaving Florence, you'll have the opportunity to discover the sublime skyline from the Piazza of Michelangelo.

A little later in the afternoon, you'll be driven deeper into the countryside through the renowned rolling hills of Tuscany until you reach a gem of the Italian Medieval age. San Gimignano is a perfectly preserved village that is nicknamed, the Manhattan of the Middle ages, due to its many towers throughout the hilltop village that still stand today. After your introduction tour and free time to enjoy the sites, the final stop today will be for your return to the Port of Livorno.

Full Refund Cancellation Policy

Eyes of Rome has two policies with full refund terms.
The policies are included and non-optional.
  1. Dolce Vita policy is applied on all Standard Bookings placed more than 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms up to 72 hours from the date of the event for any reason. To apply for a refund including where your tour is cancelled or changed by Eyes of Rome®, please contact our customer service team at info@eyesofrome.com.
  2. Peace of Mind policy is applied on Selected Bookings and on all Bookings placed within 72 hours from the date of the event. We provide all our customers with Refundable Terms so if you are unable to attend your booking due to unforeseen circumstances outside of your control you may be entitled to a refund - please see our full set of Refundable Terms and Conditions here. To apply for a refund, please find the instructions on how to apply in the booking confirmation email you received after payment.

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