Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy
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Approximately 6½ Hours
Meals not included
Traveling by comfortable motor coach, pass through the olive groves and vineyards of the Tuscan countryside. View Florence and the Arno Valley from a scenic overlook at Piazzale Michelangelo before you enter the city.
Your escort will point out Florence's best sights and major buildings, churches and squares. From a distance you'll see the Ponte Vecchio -- the famous 14th-century bridge spanning the Arno River -- and the Piazza del Duomo. This open space lies in front of the fourth-largest church in the world -- Brunelleschi's masterpiece in green and white marble, capped with a terra cotta tile dome. The duomo (cathedral) itself was consecrated in 1436. Make the most of some free time to stroll in the nearby Piazza del Duomo.
Florence is renowned for handmade leather goods and shopping is at the top of your agenda, so you will now visit a leading leather factory to shop for jackets, purses, belts and other items.
The drive to Florence is approximately 1½ hours each way, subject to traffic conditions. Although this tour includes an approximately one-hour overview of sights in Florence, the majority of the time is spent shopping at the leather warehouse located outside of the city. Due to traffic regulations, the drop-off for free time in Florence is approximately 10 to 20 minutes' walk from the city center. The coach escort can advise you where to find a taxi (at your own expense) to reach the city center.