This is a great option to see the best of Florence whether you are traveling up from Livorno from the cruise ship port or staying in Florence on holiday. Cradle of the Renaissance, romantic, enchanting, and utterly irresistible, Florence (Firenze) is a place to feast on world-class art and gourmet Tuscan cuisine.
The cinematic 15th and 16th-century churches, palaces, and museums, the booming Italian fashion industry born and bred here, and the proud culinary tradition and fine wine beg you to indulge yourself in the sweet life!
You will need to make your own way to Florence from your cruise ship port in Livorno. We do offer a shuttle service - Livorno Affordable Shuttle to Florence Excursion that makes this option very economical, reliable, and safe. You will discover this magical city from a distinctive point of view aboard a double-decker bus as you navigate your way through history. While onboard you will have access to a free app featuring an audioguide for the historic center in 5 languages and the remainder of the city in 8 languages. You may hop on and off as many times as you like, providing complete control of your visit.
Note: If you arrive on the Livorno Affordable Shuttle to Florence (must order separately), the closest stop is just an 8-minute walk from where it will drop you off.
The city center, named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, built on the site of an Etruscan settlement, rose to economic and cultural pre-eminence under the Medici in the 15th and 16th centuries. Its 600 years of extraordinary artistic activity can be seen above all in the 13th-century cathedral (Santa Maria del Fiore), the Church of Santa Croce, the Uffizi and the Pitti Palace, and the work of great masters such as Giotto, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Michelangelo. Tantalizing taste buds for centuries, the city, surrounded by wine-rich hills, is a gourmet paradise where exceptional eating and drinking are mandatory. Raw cuisine, fish bistros, craft cocktails, and the dazzling creativity of modern young Tuscan chefs add a contemporary edge.
There are two routes year-round, all the buses are equipped with free WiFi. Your driver and guide while not a guide, can answer many general questions you might have.
You may choose to stay onboard for the full route on one or both buses or choose to hop off at the stops where you wish to explore more. Just keep in mind that if you purchase the Livorno Affordable Shuttle to Florence to get to Florence that you must be at the departure point at the appointed time for your return trip back to Livorno.
Please note that admission or entrance fees to the attractions/museums, etc are not included.
From 09:30 AM to 05:30 PM. The full circuit is 60 minutes and runs every 30 minutes.
Departure at 10:30 AM / 12:30 PM / 02:30 PM. The full circuit is 120 minutes.
At the end of your day, you may get off the bus at the stop you boarded at closest to your shuttle bus or transportation back to Livorno. Please note that we also offer a hop on hop off option in Livorno - Livorno City Sightseeing Hop On Hop Off Bus Excursion.
Please download a copy of the route map here. You will receive another on the bus.
Note: A separate voucher will be emailed to you. You must print the voucher and give it to the local operator in order to do the excursion; do not give them your Shore Excursioneer Eticket.
Come and experience the beauty, history, and culture of Florence from the comfort and unique perspective of a double-decker bus! Admire the architecture, soak in the art, sample world-class cuisine and wine, or stroll through an endless sea of shops to discover today's fashion. A beautiful day in Florence is beckoning, make it your own through this fascinating adventure on wheels!