La Menagere & the Duomo: In Partnership with Food & Wine Magazine

  • Port

    Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy

  • Activity Level

    Moderate

  • Excursion Type

    All

  • Wheelchair Accessible

    NO

  • Starting At

    USD199.95

  • Minimum Age

    Information not currently available.

  • Duration

    Approximately 8 Hours

  • Meals Included

    Yes

Begin your day with a scenic 90-minute motorcoach ride from Livorno to the historical center of Florence -- a UNESCO World Heritage Site .

Meet your guide for a tour of iconic landmarks including the duomo (the Florence Cathedral), the ancient baptistery with its famed bronze doors, and Giotto's Bell Tower.

Walk a little further and you'll discover La Ménagère -- a 120-year-old housewares store that is one of the hottest spots in Florence and is a favorite of Food & Wine Magazine. This multi-use space doubles as a concept café, dining room, accessories boutique, flower shop and cocktail bar. Gardens crawling up the walls and antique tables set with vintage plates and glasses lend a rustic-chic vibe. You can expect your lunch experience here to feel like something out of a magazine photo shoot, thanks to artfully-designed dishes such as handmade spaghetti with cuttlefish, zucchini cream and mint; or roasted gnocchi with sheep's-milk cheese, lemon, green apple and fried couscous.

After your gourmet lunch, walk past the Piazza della Signoria adorned with magnificent statues, including a copy of Michelangelo's David.

Then, reach Piazza Santa Croce -- the final resting place of Machiavelli, Galileo and Michelangelo -- and enjoy an hour of free time here before returning to the ship in Livorno.

Notes:

Wear comfortable walking shoes.

Use of an audio headset (included) will enhance your tour experience.