If your cruise-ship docks at the port of Livorno and you want to visit some of the most beautiful places in Tuscany, don’t miss this amazing shore excursion: your driver will pick you up at the port, and will take you to Siena, San Gimignano and the wonderful area of the Chianti.
With this shore excursion tour from the port of Livorno you will have the opportunity to explore one of the most beautiful areas in Italy: the Chianti, in the heart of Tuscany. You will pass through spectacular sceneries and visit two beautiful cities: San Gimignano and Siena.
A shore excursion from the port of Livorno to discover Tuscany
Your private driver will pick you up directly at the port of Livorno, to take you on a fantastic journey through the Tuscan countryside. Aboard comfortable cars, you will have the chance to admire the breathtaking landscapes of the green rolling hills of Chianti. Every season is good for visiting this area. Spring and autumn are the best times, those in which the landscape and climate are pleasant and the off-season allows to find less crowded and better prices.
A series of hills, villages where time stands still, fortresses, churches and country houses: a picturesque nature and rich not only in beauty and history but also of unique and inimitable products that have made this region famous worldwide. After about an hour drive along the picturesque roads that wind through the vineyards and olive groves of the Tuscan hills, you will arrive in the charming town of Siena, rich in precious historic and artistic works that have given it the title of World Heritage Site UNESCO.
Explore Siena, one of the most beautiful Tuscan cities
In Siena, you can stroll along the narrow streets of the historic centre, characterized by monumental squares and Renaissance palaces. It is one of the most endorsed cities of Tuscany, known for its rich artistic heritage, historical and cultural. Its historic center was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco. The links with the past and the traditions are very strong and are celebrated in the historic Palio di Siena where each year challenging the city districts.
You can visit Piazza del Campo, the main square of the city, used twice a year for the famous horse race called "Palio", but also the Torre del Mangia, the Gaia Fountain and the impressive Cathedral, rich in treasures in its interior. The heart of the city not only offers many architectural beauty but also workshops and shops where you can find crafts and typical products like sweets: Ricciarelli, panpepato and cantucci.
Explore the medieval town of San Gimignano and it towers
After Siena, you will travel to reach another beautiful destination of Tuscany: the ancient town of San Gimignano, where you can admire its characteristic medieval towers, the Cathedral and the old churches. San Gimignano rises on top of a hill 334m above sea level, clearly visible in the distance with its many towers. Today 13 towers remain of the 72 towers of the fourteenth century, when every well off family built a tower to show its economical power (many of them are still visible in the buildings, even if they were cut off).
At the end of your private tour, your driver will drop you off at the port of Livorno, in time to board on your cruise ship.
Other eXPeriences in Tuscany
If you want to join more Italian eXPeriences, have a look at the Shore Excursions in Livorno or in Tuscany.