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How to Travel to Pisa from Livorno cruise port in 2023

Essential guide for cruise passengers to the port of Livorno to travel to Pisa on your own by shuttle, bus, rail or taxi and how to get to top things to do and see.

By: Editor-in-Chief Updated: May 20, 2023

Pisa is one of the most popular towns in Tuscany amongst cruise ship excursions and passengers. It is also one of the main reasons why cruise ships dock in Livorno.

  • The shuttle from the port
  • Travel to Pisa by private shutlle
  • Travel to Pisa by rail
  • Travel to Pisa by public bus

Travel to Pisa by taxi

Travel to pisa by car rental car.

Pisa is the closest of all the destinations on cruise traveler's must-see-list when calling at this port in the West coast of Italy. Naturally, all cruise lines offer shore excursions to Pisa. But it should be noted that most of these shore excursions include other destinations such as Lucca or Florence .

Inevitably, cruise passengers on these excursions will not spend much more than 1 hour (two at best) in Pisa and will only explore the Piazza dei Miracoli with its 3 main attractions - the Leaning Tower , the Cathedral , and the Baptistery .

For those that would like to visit other sites and attractions in Pisa and fully enjoy the town, it is advisable to travel on your own, especially because it is so easy to do so by rail, public bus or a transfer shuttle.

The shuttle from the port to the Livorno

Unless you are on a shore excursion, you will have to get to the historical city center of Livorno to travel to any of the top destinations in Tuscany independently, or on your own.

The good news is that the port of Livorno authority provides a free shuttle to the heart of Livorno with its drop off stop at the Piazza Municipio. The shuttle takes around 10 minutes and runs regularly every 15 to 20 minutes.

Piazza Municipio is in the heart of Livorno's historical center. Close to the shuttle bus drop-off, or nearby, you will find a city sightseeing bus stop , the stop for the Tuscany Bus and a taxi rank .

The stop for the public bus to Pisa used to be behind the Cathedral but it has changed in the last years. The bus stop is now on Piazza della Repubblica, around 10 to 15-minute walk from Piazza Municipio.

Right across the street where the shuttle bus stops, you will see right away a taxi rank, which will charge around €8.00 to take you to the railway station.

Travel to Pisa by private shutlle (TuscanyBus)

The fastest and most convenient way to travel to Pisa is by using the TuscanyBus service. This is not a guided tour but just a straightforward transfer from Livorno to Pisa. Although it is fast and reliable, cruise travelers must know that schedules and availability are limited.

Therefore, you need to book your tickets online and well in advance - don't leave it for the last days before calling at the Port of Livorno. To find out more about the TuscanyBus schedules and prices visit the official website in English: www.tuscanybus

As mentioned, the TuscanyBus pick up stop is on Piazza Municipio, right in front of the free shuttle bus drop off from the cruise port in Livorno. The TuscanyBus drop off stop in Pisa is within a few minutes walking distance to Piazza dei Miracoli. Therefore, the TuscanyBus is the most convenient way to get to Pisa and explore this magnificent city on your own.

How to travel by rail from Livorno cruise port to Pisa

Traveling by rail from Livorno to Pisa is another convenient way of exploring Pisa on your own and is very affordable considering that fares start at €2.50 for a 15 to 20-minute ride. However, you will need to get from the cruise port to the Railway Station in Livorno.

There are two ways of getting from the port to Livorno Centrale (as the railway station in Livorno is officialy named): by shuttle bus to Piazza Municipio and then public bus, or by taxi directly from the port.

To get on a public bus from Piazza Municipio shuttle drop off to the railways station is relatively easy. All you need to do is walk to the big square (Piazza Duomo) right behind Piazza Municipio and then turn right into Via Grande. Cross the street and the bus stop for Lam Blu (LB) line is right on the first block.

Alternatively, instead of turning right you can turn left on Via Grande, but make sure you cross the street. The Lam Blu (LB) Bus stop is right by the H&M department store.

To use Livorno's public bus network, you need to buy a bus ticket, as cash is not accepted at the bus. Public Buses have a fixed fare of €1.20 and are valid for 75 minutes. It is advisable to buy two tickets (for both ways).

Bus tickets can be acquired at tobacconists (Tabacchi). Right on the opposite side of where the cruise ship shuttle bus stop (on Via Cogorano) you will find a tobacconist - just look for the sign Tabacchi.

Alternatively, go to the Tourist Office and buy a Livorno Card, which offers unlimited rides for 24 hours on public buses. The tourist office in Livorno is inside the large building next to shuttle bus from the port. Click here to read more about how to travel by bus in Livorno.

Once at the railway station (Livorno Centrale), you will have many train choices.

There are 5 trains to Pisa in the early morning every hour (on weekdays) and 6 (between 8:00 am and 10:00 am on Sundays). The journey takes between 15 and 20 minutes and costs €2.50.

Photo of Railway Station in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Pisa Train Station

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Keep in mind that the "Frecciabianca" service is way more expensive - considering the journey duration and that it will cost €10.00 for a second-class ticket not worth it at all.

Photo of Railway Train Station Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Here is, step by step, how to get from your cruise ship to the railway station in Livorno:

  • Free shuttle bus from the port to Piazza Municipio
  • Walk to Via Grande and take Lam Blue bus to Livorno Centrale - €1.20 each way (buy two tickets)
  • Alternatively, take a taxi from Piazza Municipio (shuttle bus drop-off) to the railway station - around €8.00
  • Take a taxi from the port straight to the railway station - may cost up to €20.00

You will arrive at Pisa Centrale railway station and once there you have two choices. Our favorite choice is to go on a relaxed 20 to 30-minute walk through the city all the way to the Piazza dei Miracoli (where the Leaning Tower, the Cathedral, and the Baptistery are located).

Along the way, you will pass by or have the option to make short diversions to see off-the-beaten-track museums, art and religious sites such as:

  • St. Mathew's National Museum
  • Keith Haring's Tuttomondo Mural
  • Church of Saint Mary
  • Saint Catherine's Church
  • Palazzo dei Cavalieri (The Knights Palace)
  • Palazzo dell’Orologio (Clock Palace)

Instead of walking to Piazza dei Miracoli from Pisa Centrale railway station you can get on another train to the railway station of Pisa S Rossore - a secondary train station that is only a 5-minute walk away from the Piazza dei Miracoli.

Photo of S. Rossore Railway Station in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Pisa S Rossore Train Station

The journey time between Pisa Centrale and Pisa S Rossore is 5 minutes. However, in some cases, you may have to wait for 30 to 40 minutes for the connecting train.

If you prefer, Pisa has a good public bus network, and you may want to take a bus back to the Railway station. The stop for this bus is close to the Leaning Tower, right by the Museum of the Cathedral - look out for the City Sightseeing Bus Stop.

Photo of Sightseeing Bus in Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Public Bus in Pisa

How to travel by public bus from Livorno port to Pisa

Although the public bus drive from Livorno to Pisa takes longer than the TuscanyBus shuttle or the train, this can be a good transportation alternative.

The public bus to Pisa is ideal if you would like to stop at one of the beautiful beaches of Tirrenia, or for a unique lunch in Marina di Pisa savoring "Cacciucco" (a soup made of various sea creatures, wine, tomato, hot peppers, and garlic).

It should also be noted that the traveler would save some time as you will not need to take a bus or a taxi to the railway station. All added up, the bus ride would take about 20 minutes longer than the train.

Photo of Bus Station Pisa, Tuscany, Italy

Pisa Bus Station

The Bus Nº 10 stop is located on Piazza Repubblica in Livorno, around 15-minute walk from Piazza Municipio where the port shuttle bus stops. Bus Nº 10 runs between Livorno and Pisa, every 30 minutes (between 6:00 am and 10:00 pm). The journey to Pisa takes around one hour.

The bus stops along the way at the beaches of Tirrenia , at Marina the Pisa and at a couple of small villages before arriving in Pisa.

The Bus Station in Pisa is not far from the railway station and, therefore, you will be at about the same walking distance (around one mile away) from the major attractions in Pisa.

Because Bus Nº 10 is an inter-city service you will not be on the most comfortable bus in the world but considering the journey time it can be a nice way to travel to Pisa. To return to Livorno , the bus departs every 30 minutes (last bus at 8:00 pm). The fare for this Bus is €4.00 and is NOT included in the Livorno Card.

Finally, a word about traveling by taxi to Pisa. Most taxi drivers waiting for cruise passengers at the port of Livorno, expect a long journey to the farthest destinations such as Florence , Siena or San Gimignano .

Pisa is so close to Livorno that taxi drivers will only do it for a high fare. Some drivers may ask as much as €200.00 for a ride to Pisa and back with a couple of hours waiting time. We find this to be an exorbitant fare and always prefered to travel with the TuscanyBus, by public bus pr train.

However, if traveling with a group of 4 you may try to negotiate this exorbitant fare. There are reports of taxi drivers accepting €120.00 for the return drive with more than a couple of hours waiting time.

Aparently, the trick is to let all your fellow cruise passengers to leave the ship and then approach the taxi drivers left behind.

Car rental is the least advisable way of traveling from the cruise port in Livorno to Pisa. Although car rental is ideal to visit destinations such as San Gimignano , Siena and Volterra , we find it too much of a hassle if you planning to explore Pisa on your own.

Besides the fact that there are cheaper and easier ways to travel to Pisa, parking in Pisa is both complicated and expensive.

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Getting to Pisa tower from  Pisa train station

"Getting to Pisa tower – find about 3 different ways of getting to the Pisa leaning tower and Piazza dei Miracoli: walking, local bus and taxi"

After successfully getting from the  Livorno cruise dock to Florence train station  and/or eventually  Pisa train station , all there is left is getting to the  Pisa tower!

Once you find yourself at  Pisa Centrale train station , before you head to the leaning tower of Pisa, make sure you double-check your train schedules for either onwards to Florence or back to Livorno.

Purchase your tickets  to return or continue your trip before you head out of the train station and so prevent standing in line later and possibly missing the train.

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Pisa Centrale train station is one of the principal regional and national railway junctions with trains frequently running to Florence, Rome, Genoa and Lucca.

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It is located at the southern edge of the city’s historical center and it is about 1,5 km far from Piazza dei Miracoli where the Pisa tower stands.

Exit the train station building and pick one of the 3 ways of getting to the Pisa tower:

  • Taking the local Bus
  • Taking a Taxi

Getting to Pisa Tower: taking a walk

Take this option only if Pisa is your only destination in a day as it will take you about 20-30 minutes to reach the tower of Pisa from the Pisa train station.

If you’re headed to Florence afterwards, you cannot afford to lose that much time.

If you decide to walk, take the Via F. Crispi on the left side of the Pisa train station square. Cross the Arno river and then follow the Via Roma.

To do this, having a map will help so before you leave the train station stop by the tourist office on the left to pick up a free map of Pisa . Or simply get your bearings by looking at the big map of Pisa displayed in front of the train station.

Getting to Pisa tower: taking a local bus

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Taking a local bus is what the majority of people will go with, as it is cheap and relatively quick.

You will find the local bus station right across the street from the train station, below the hotel on your right hand side.

Before you get on the local bus there make sure you have your ticket with you, and you can purchase one inside the Pisa train station (you will see the Biglietto sign at one of the news-stands) or at any other news-stand outside the station.

The buses are very frequent, you won’t wait longer than 5-10 minutes for one. The fee is around €1 per person each way if you buy it at the news-stand, or pay double if buying it directly from the bus driver.

It is buses #3, #4 and Navetta A you will be taking to the Field of Miracles, but if they have no signs ask the driver for the “Torre?” (Italian for Tower).

Local Pisa bus from train station to Piazza Miracoli

Make sure you validate your tickets in the little machine on the bus.

You will know you need to get off when you see this wall on your right hand side (see photo below).

Entrance to Pisa Piazza Miracoli

You can catch the bus to go back on the corner of this yellow building (see photo below).

pisa bus to the train station, taking a bus from the leaning tower of pisa

Getting to Pisa tower: Taking a taxi

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Taking a taxi straight to the Piazza dei Miracoli, or the Pisa Tower, is the quickest way of getting there and highly recommended if you are catching the next train to Florence.

You will find the taxi stand right in front of the train station.

The ride will cost you approximately €8-10 and last about 5 minutes.

Taxis to go back to the train station will be right in front of the entrance to the Piazza dei Miracoli.

If you think this whole process is too complicated, consider taking a tourist bus from central Livorno to Pisa . This service is getting widely popular so book your seats way ahead to avoid any disappointments! 

Thinking of going to both Pisa and Lucca in a day ? The budget transfer roundtrip service is available now , too!

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How to Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa Independently

Leaning Tower of Pisa

If your cruise ship visits Livorno in Italy, the two most popular sightseeing choices are Florence and Pisa. In this post I share the best way to visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa independently , without needing to overspend on a cruise line shore excursion.

The Leaning Tower of Pisa

This landmark is actually a bell tower located next to the Cathedral of Pisa, in Piazza dei Miracoli (Square of Miracles) in the city of Pisa. The square, so named for its uniqueness and artistic beauty, has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Construction of the tower began in 1173 and took 226 years to complete! It took such a long time to finish due to a number of reasons including war, debt and of course the lean, which started just five years after the building work commenced.

Pisa got it’s name from the Greek word for ‘marshy ground’ and this explains why the tower leaned to one side due to the soft ground. Interestingly, it’s not the only bell tower in Pisa that leans (there are two others) and the adjacent baptistery and cathedral are also sinking.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The original height of the tower was 60m but it now stands at 56.67m on the highest side. There are 251 steps that take you from the bottom to the very top with an internal spiral stone staircase.

Getting to Pisa from Livorno

A shuttle bus will take you from the cruise terminal to the centre of Livorno and from here it’s possible to take a bus to Pisa. We decided to book a bus journey from Livorno to Pisa . The bus is a low cost option at around €17 per person. You can catch this bus at 10.00am from the Via Cogorano at the back of Piazza Grande (this is very handy as it’s where the cruise shuttle bus drops you).

The journey was approximately 40 minutes and there was plenty of pleasant Tuscan scenery to see during the short journey. When we arrived in Pisa, it was quite easy to follow the signposts and other tourists to get to the Tower (around 5-10 minutes walk). The walk takes you through a market where you can pick up souvenirs as well as drinks and snacks from the local cafes.

The bus will take you back to Livorno at 1pm, which gives you around 2 hours, 20 minutes. We chose to book the bus as it was as cheap as the train but far less stressful!

Do I Need a Ticket to See the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

You don’t need to buy tickets to be able to visit Miracle Square and see the Leaning Tower of Pisa. It’s free to walk around and take photos.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

You will witness lots of people taking this photo but as you can see in the photo below, I actually had to stand on a post to get this shot!

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Tickets to Climb the Leaning Tower of Pisa

If you choose to climb the Tower, it is advisable to book them in advance. You can choose a time slot to visit the Tower, which saves you so much time. We booked our tickets with Weekend in Italy for €22 per person, which also included free entry to the Cathedral at any time.

You must go to the nearby cloakroom to check-in and store any bags you have with you. It is strictly forbidden to carry any bags and/or containers of any kind and shape during the visit and these objects must be left at the cloakroom. Cameras are allowed to be carried.

It’s very important that you are punctual in joining the line directly in front of the Leaning Tower, if you’re late, you’re not guaranteed entry. This all seems very strict but the sheer amount of people visiting the site means that it’s run like a military operation!

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Climbing the Leaning Tower of Pisa

There are 251 steps leading to the top of the Tower, my legs got a little tired towards the top but don’t let that put you off. There are plenty of passing places so you can have a rest if you need it.

The experience was very strange whilst climbing the tower, you could actually feel the tilt so although we were climbing up the stairs it would feel harder on one side and easier on the other. It was very weird!

Leaning Tower of Pisa

The complete visit of the Leaning Tower of Pisa takes around 35 minutes, including ascending and descending the staircase. This gives you plenty of time to admire the views from the top of the bell tower.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

What is at the Top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa?

At the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa is a viewing platform, which offers 360-degree views. It’s here where the bells are housed too.

Leaning Tower of Pisa

Key Information for Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa

  • Book your tickets in advance to avoid the queues
  • Give yourself enough time to store any bags in the cloakroom before joining the queue to enter the Tower
  • The line for the toilets can be huge so pop into one of the local bars or cafes to use theirs, you may need to pay €1 to get a code to unlock the door
  • Pick up some cheap souvenirs in the market close by, you can haggle the prices here!

Opening times vary throughout the year:

  • January, February and March: from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
  • From April to September: from 9:00 am to 8:00 pm
  • October and from December 25 to January 6:  from 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
  • November and December: from 9.00 am to 6.00 pm
  • From June 17 to August 31: special night opening of the Tower until 10:00 pm.
  • June 16:  closing at 4:30 pm.

Final Thoughts on Pisa

I thoroughly enjoyed my trip to Pisa and I would highly recommend climbing to the top of the Leaning Tower of Pisa. The views are breathtaking and the experience of climbing the Tower and feeling its lean is strange but enjoyable!

Planning independent shore excursions are certainly doable as long as you do your research and give yourself plenty of time to get back to the ship. You can save money and get to see and do exactly what you want to do, rather than having to stay with a group.

Here are more ideas about how to visit Mediterranean cruise destinations independently .

A guide to visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa on your own on a cruise from Livorno including getting there, tickets and top tips

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Despite living in Italy for half the year, I’ve still not made it to Pisa! I also never knew it was easy to get to from Livorno until reading your post. The views from the top of the tower are incredible, even if it takes 251 steps! Good tip on paying in advance for your ticket too.

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It’s definitely worth going inside the tower!

livorno cruise port to leaning tower of pisa

I have been to Italy several times so far, but I have not been to Pisa yet. Although it is on my list, I would love to take pictures of this famous tower. I like the idea of taking a cruise. It is a different perspective to travel this way. So, I enjoy your detailed info about the cruise. It helps prepare for the trip.

Thanks Agnes!

livorno cruise port to leaning tower of pisa

Visiting the Leaning Tower of Pisa on a cruise trip is a great idea. I love the Leaning Tower of Pisa because of its unique structure and perfect architecture work. I am surely going to see the 360 degree view from the top. Of course, I will book the ticket in advance, thanks for your tips.

livorno cruise port to leaning tower of pisa

Have never been on Cruise trips. Had no idea that visit to attraction are not included in the package. We visited Florence last year but it was raining non-stop so had to skip Pisa. Hopefully we will get to visit this year. 🙂 Thanks for sharing some amazing tips and I guess not many go to the top and take pictures, nice perspective.

livorno cruise port to leaning tower of pisa

Both Florence and Pisa are in my go to places although have been to Italy and covered part of it.Thanks for the guide. Would use it to plan.

livorno cruise port to leaning tower of pisa

Great post!! I have seen the leaning tower way back when I was a young kid but to be honest I don’t think I would choose to see it again, it was just way more touristy for me even back then. I wasn’t aware of a cruise trip, which actually sounds great and fun.

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Arriving in Pisa by cruise via Livorno

How to get to pisa from the livorno (leghorn) cruise terminal.

Pisa's cruise port is actually the separate city of Livorno, a Renaissance-era port city on the Tuscan coast about 25km (15.5 miles) south of Pisa .

(Ironically enough, Pisa was once a mighty seapower itself, but its harbor slowly silted up, pushing the sea farther and farther west and eventually stranding Pisa in drydock. Even more ironically, the ruling Medici family of Florence built Livorno specifically to compete against their rival city of Pisa ).

How to get from Livorno to Pisa by private car

Livorno is Leghorn FYI: For reasons still unclear, some cruise lines and other travel literature continue to refer to Livorno by its antiquated, Anglicized name left over from World War II: Leghorn. First of all, don't take a taxi. It'll cost around €90 ($120) each way. Insane.

How to get from Livorno to Pisa by train

A train is the cheapest option. There are several trains per hour, and the ride from Livorno to Pisa only takes 15–20 minutes.

First, however, you have to get from the ship to the stazione treni (train station) Livorno Centrale, which is not really walkable from any of the cruise terminals at the port.

How to get from the docks to the Livorno train station

A taxi from the Livorno docks direct to the train station will cost you about €20–€30, so get a few people together and the ease and time you save will make it worth it. The ride will take all of 10 minutes.

Many cruise lines offer a cheap or free shuttle to Piazza Grande in the center of Livorno (takes about 10 minutes). Don't bother.

If you dock at Molo Mediceo, just walk out of the port, buy a biglietto autobus (bus ticket) for €1 from any newsstand you pass, and head straight up Via Grande to the first bus stop on your right. Hop city bus #1 ( www.atl.livorno.it ) to the stazione treni in about 15 minutes.

If you dock at the Darsena Toscana, or anywhere else in the hinterlands of the port complex, public transport become more difficult. Just grab a taxi, or if it's offered that free/cheap shuttle to Piazza Grande.

(If you do take your shuttle to Piazza Grande, you can still grab public bus #1 from there; there are newsstands on the piazza where you can buy bus tickets. This adds another 5–10 minutes.)

Tips & links

Pisa tourist information office Most convenient location: Piazza Arcivescovado 8 (in the Museo del Duomo, just behind the Leaning Tower) tel . +39-334-641-9408 Main location: Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II 16 (two blocks north of the main train station) tel . +39-050-42-291 Other locations: • At the aiport • Near Ponte di Mezzo (Lungarno Galilei at Piazza XX Settembre) www.pisaunicaterra.it www.pisaturismo.it

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Shore Excursions from Livorno Port: Pisa and Florence

Add adventure to your cruise ship experience with Pisa and Florence Shore Trip departing from Livorno Port and heading out to see the monuments and museums of Pisa and Florence.

Pisa, undeniably has one of the most photographed monuments in Tuscany

The slant, just under 4°, gives the bellower its the name: the Leaning Tower of Pisa . But did you know there is so much more to see in Pisa?

Before we spend time exploring the  Piazza dei Miracoli  with the tower, baptistery, cathedral, “campo santo” and museums we will explore the inner city, the Arno River and the famous persons who once resided here, like Galileo.

⇒  Tickets to climb the Tower of Pisa  will need to be purchased in advance ( you can do that at this website   www.opapisa.it )   Please advise if you want to climb the almost 300 steps to the top , so we can make appropriate time allocations. The booking for these tickets is possible 45 days in advance,  the earlier the better – they run fill-up quickly . Be sure to bring photo ID if you have a ticket to climb the tower of Pisa.

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Pisa , once served as one of the main Italian maritime republics , until the sand and sediment from the Arno river moved the shoreline towards what is now Livorno and your port of call.

From mysterious beginnings, this city is now famous worldwide for its  leaning bell tower , Pisa also boasts a beautiful cathedral, one of the earliest known universities (from the 1200’s), over 20 churches and home to many special talents like that of Andrea Bocelli.

Next stop: Guided Tour of Florence, the Renaissance city

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We will start with an amazing panoramic view from above at Piazzale Michelangelo where you can see the major monuments and the Florence skyline . We will skip the lines and  view the white marble statue David by Michelangelo , as well as many other famous sculptures and paintings at the Accademia. ( The museum is closed on Mondays ).  

Our walking tour of the city will include visiting the  Cathedral Santa Maria del Fiore  (outside only) and the  Baptistery  which is located in front of the marble facade of the church. We will also explore the antique, cobbled-stone streets of Florence and view  Piazza Signoria , the impressive town hall from the 14th-century,  Ponte Vecchio  which spans the  Arno River ,  Dante’s house  and the beautiful church of  Santa Croce , the final resting place for several of Florence’s illustrious giants – like that of Michelangelo and Machiavelli.

The capital of Tuscany,  Florence , is a gem to behold. It’s antique origins reach as far back as the Etruscans and Romans and the city streets are filled with subtle reminds of their influence. The Medici family had a large influence on its growth to power and epicenter for the arts. They were experts amassing funds to conquer neighboring towns (including Pisa) and known as great patrons to the arts, which are the basis for many of their renowned museums including the Accademia and the Uffizi Gallery.

Please note , if due to inclement weather the cruise ship needs to dock in La Spezia, there will be an adjustment in travel costs.
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  • Travel time from Livorno (port) to Pisa is approx 45 min
  • Pisa to Florence is  approx 1 hr & 15 min
  • Florence to port is approx 1 hr & 15 min

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  • Roundtrip shuttle transportation from a central meeting point close to your Livorno cruise port!
  • Assistance on board the bus in English, Italian, and Spanish!
  • Entrance ticket to the Leaning Tower of Pisa!
  • Free map of Florence and Pisa!
  • Free time to explore Pisa!
  • Free time to explore Florence!
  • Free WiFi onboard the bus!
  • Priority access on the bus!

This is the perfect excursion to visit 2 of the most amazing cities in Italy, all in one! Your day begins once you meet your professional excursion staff, you will board your comfortable transportation to go directly to Florence, which is considered an open-air museum!

The city center has been 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), Ponte Vecchio, a medieval bridge above the Arno River. It is an important symbol of the city and one of the most famous bridges in the world! You will also have the chance to visit the Piazza della Signoria, where you can see and take pictures of the wonderful Michelangelo's David replica statue that is located at the entrance of the Piazza!

At the end of your visit to Florence and before you return to your transportation to your next stop, Pisa, you will have the opportunity to visit the city's central market where you can taste delicious local dishes and get some excellent local items and souvenirs at your own expense. After this experience, you will have some free time to explore and browse around the city on your own.

Next stop will be the magnificent city of Pisa. Let yourself be amazed by its culture and amazing monuments, like the Piazza dei Miracoli, an UNESCO World Heritage Site that was owned by the Catholic Church and has four important religious buildings: The Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Baptistery, the Leaning Tower of Pisa (bell tower), and the Camposanto Monumentale ('Monumental Cemetery'). Nowadays, it is well known as an important art center in the world! Explore all of them and learn all about its rich history! 

You will have approximately 3 hours and 30 minutes of free time in Florence to relax and enjoy the city, while in Pisa you will have about 75 minutes to discover the wonderful charms and colors of its most important buildings and take pictures at the Pisa Tower! At the end of your excursion, you will go back to your transportation to return to your meeting point in Livorno and go back to your cruise ship terminal on time!

Please note: A separate voucher will be emailed to you. You must print the voucher and give it to the local operator to do the excursion.

What is included?

  • Roundtrip shuttle transportation from a central meeting point close to your Livorno cruise port.
  • Assistance on board the bus in English, Italian, and Spanish.
  • Entrance ticket to the Leaning Tower of Pisa.
  • Free map of Florence and Pisa.
  • Free time to explore Pisa.
  • Free time to explore Florence.
  • Free WiFi onboard the bus.
  • Priority access on the bus.

Excursion Notes

  • Excursion prices shown are quoted in US dollars.
  • Reservations need to be booked a minimum of 2 days in advance.
  • The minimum age to join this excursion is 8 years old.
  • Please be advised this service is provided by reservation and your ticket IS NOT usable for a different time from the one shown on your booking.
  • If you miss your shuttle, there may or may NOT be space on another bus.
  • The shuttle transportation service from the port to Via Cogorano is not included.
  • As you may be visiting a religious or memorial site, shoulders and knees must be covered on men and women.
  • We suggest you have cash (Euros) on hand for the entrance fee, refreshments, excursion staff gratuities, shopping, etc.
  • Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are highly recommended along with sun protection.
  • Please pay attention to the restrictions and requirements for this excursion, no refund will be granted if requirements are not met.
  • YOU WILL RECEIVE A VOUCHER IN A SEPARATE EMAIL. YOU MUST BRING A PRINTED COPY OF THE VOUCHER TO BOARD THE BUS.
  • You must print and surrender a paper version of the voucher for this activity (showing your voucher on a smartphone is not accepted). No refund will be given to customers without a printed copy of their voucher.
  • Before boarding the bus, please ask the staff on the ground for your paper ticket to enter the Tower.

Where we meet

For this Livorno to Florence and Pisa with Leaning Tower Entrance Ticket Excursion, you will meet your friendly staff at Via Cogorano close to your Livorno Cruise Terminal. All necessary details will be printed on your Electronic Shore Excursion Ticket.

Excursion Restrictions

  • Guests must be able to walk on paved, gravel, and cobblestone surfaces, some on inclines at most stops.
  • There are steps required to enter several of the sites as well as steep curbs in some areas.
  • This excursion involves a lot of walking so it is NOT suitable for guests with walking difficulties.
  • This excursion is not wheelchair accessible.
  • Seating on the bus is on a first come basis.
  • Excursion tickets are only valid on City Sightseeing buses. Unused tickets or tickets presented to another operator are non-refundable.
  • Schedule times might change due to traffic or any other force majeure.
  • Children under 8 are not allowed to enter the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

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  • A medical problem prevents you from safely participating in the excursion (we will verify with the excursion operator and the guest may send doctor's note). This applies to individuals only and not the remainder of the group.
  • Cancellations/deposit refund requests that do not comply with the above may not be subject to refund.
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Livorno to Pisa

By wanttocruise2 , April 20, 2023 in Italy Ports

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We are trying to plan an excursion to Pisa from Livorno. We're not all that keen on going there, so we're reluctant to spend a lot of money on this one 🙂

For people familiar with the area, is this a crazy idea?

We will get a cab to the central train station in Livorno. From there, we pick up a train to Pisa and then walk to the Leaning Tower area. Do the tour, and then return the same way. We hope to accomplish all of this between the hours of 9 am to 2 pm.

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Easily done.  The most difficult part of this plan, believe it or not, is the taxi to the station.  IF you can find a driver willing to take the short trip, they will charge at least 25 euro.

Check to see if your cruise line offers a transfer to the train station, and look at that as an alternative.  Every line offers a transfer into town, to Piazza Municipio.  From there to the train station is 2.4 km/1.5 miles.  It's an easy walk if you have the time and the energy, otherwise there is a public bus.  There will be taxis at the drop off point but they want longer fares, they will try to convince you to use them to drive you to Pisa and back.  It might be a good idea, depending on the fare they ask for.

There are also tour bus options from Piazza Municipio to Pisa. 

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13 minutes ago, euro cruiser said: Easily done.  The most difficult part of this plan, believe it or not, is the taxi to the station.  IF you can find a driver willing to take the short trip, they will charge at least 25 euro.   Check to see if your cruise line offers a transfer to the train station, and look at that as an alternative.  Every line offers a transfer into town, to Piazza Municipio.  From there to the train station is 2.4 km/1.5 miles.  It's an easy walk if you have the time and the energy, otherwise there is a public bus.  There will be taxis at the drop off point but they want longer fares, they will try to convince you to use them to drive you to Pisa and back.  It might be a good idea, depending on the fare they ask for.   There are also tour bus options from Piazza Municipio to Pisa. 

Yes, the train and the walk to the Field of Miracles are easy, as Eurocruiser has said it's port to station that's difficult.

And except for small ships (which berth close to a port gate) there's no walking through the port.

To the best of my knowledge, NCL are the only line which offers transfers to Livorno Centrale train station. Shuttle plus into town then local bus to the station means travelling two sides of a triangle, but its workable

Many of the taxis at the port are 8-seaters, which makes it a cheap option to the station - mebbe even a reasonable option to Pisa - if you share. Then take the train back & taxi from Livorno Centrale to ship.

Thank you for asking and the replies we are thinking of doing the same thing.  I wish we knew more than 3 weeks in advance if we will be able to get tickets for the Leaning Tower.

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We were on NCL so took advantage of their shuttle direct to the railway station. IIRC it was $25pp. Pricey for what it was, but efficient as we wanted to visit Pisa AND Florence.  You might be pleasantly surprised by the Field of Miracles. I expected a 15 minute stop for a photo, but my companions had never been there before and were quite taken with the sight. 

Another option to look into is Tuscany Bus. In the past they offered trips to Pisa, for 15-20E pp.  They pick up at the Piazza where the free shuttles drop off cruise ship pax which makes it a bit easier.  (They also had a Pisa/Florence combo but their time at each location was very limited so we did the train instead.)

thedriver23

We did this last summer - we waited until most people had got off the ship, and the taxis knew most of the bigger fares had gone - then it was 25 euros for 4 in a taxi to the train station - then train to Pisa

it was cheaper than the NCL shuttle this way and we had plenty of time at Pisa.

On way back from station it was a case of flagging or getting a taxi which was dropping off.

We needed two taxis as there was 8 of us and it was no real hassle.

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10 Best Livorno Shore Excursions

Are you searching for the perfect shore excursion while cruising near livorno, italy.

We’ve got just what you need! We’re here with our Top 10 best Livorno shore excursions with something for everyone.

Don’t feel like reading this whole post? I gotcha covered ⤵️

Pisa and Florence in a Day

⭐️ Rating: 4.5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 2 hours (approx.)

Perched on the west coast of Italy is Livorno, a thriving port city that is popular amongst cruisers looking to explore some of Italy’s most iconic attractions.

It’s easy to see why Livorno is so popular. Livorno is the gateway to some of Italy’s top destinations, including Pisa, Florence, and the beautiful Cinque Terre coastline.

Just a stone’s throw away from bustling Livorno city sits Livorno Cruise Port, a vast port consisting of 8 cruise ship berths which are conveniently located just a short shuttle bus ride away from the city center.

With so many remarkable sights on your doorstep, it can be a little overwhelming to decide which shore excursion is best for you.

In this article, I’ve listed some of my favorite shore excursions in order to help you find your perfect shore excursion in Livorno.

My Top Pick for Livorno Shore Excursions

Winery tour and tastings in bolgheri.

⭐️ Rating: 5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 4-5 hours (approx.)

Private Excursion Exploring Cinque Terre

⭐️ Rating: 4.5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 8 to 10 hours (approx.)

Top Livorno Shore Excursions for Cruisers

1. half-day tour of pisa, including the leaning tower.

⭐️ Rating: 4.5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 4 hours (approx.)✅  Book it Here

Most cruisers arriving in Livorno have their hearts set on laying eyes on the iconic leaning tower of Pisa, which can be found in Pisa town.

Pisa is just a 40-minute taxi ride or 20-minute train journey from Livorno city center, making it the ideal destination for a shore excursion.

There are a number of Pisa tours from the cruise port available, including this half-day guided tour of Pisa   which includes tickets to the iconic leaning tower.

The Pisa shore excursion will take you through the beautiful Porta Santa Maria, the historic entrance gate to Piazza dei Miracoli, the majestic square where the tower can be found.

You will have some free time to explore the area at your own leisure.

Piazza dei Miracoli houses some other iconic attractions which are well worth admiring. Cattedrale di Pisa (Pisa Cathedral) stands right next to the leaning tower of Pisa.

This impressive marble-striped cathedral has ornate Romanesque bronze doors.

The Pisa Baptistery of St. John is another beautiful monument within the square.

Alternatively, if you’d like to make your way through Pisa town entirely at your own pace, there are excursions available.

That includes coach transportation from the cruise port and entrance tickets to the leaning tower but allows you to guide yourself through the town entirely at your own pace.

Perfect, no stress, half-day trip to Pisa

➡️ Check Rates and availability for the Half-Day Guided Tour of Pisa here!

2 . Full-Day Excursion to Florence

⭐️ Rating: 4.0/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 7 hours 30 minutes (approx.)✅  Book it here !

Nestled within the rolling hills of Tuscany is one of Italy’s most famous cities.

Florence is renowned for its world-class museums, ancient monuments, and delicious cuisine.

Being just 1.5 hours away from Livorno by either taxi or train, Florence can easily be visited during your day in Livorno.

This full-day shore excursion is an excellent choice if you wish to spend the day soaking up Florence’s impressive architecture and wandering down the charming streets, which are lined with delicious restaurants and cafes.

The excursion includes pick-up and drop-off right outside your cruise ship and gives you just over 4.5 hours to explore the beautiful city at your own pace.

On your visit to Florence, you simply can’t miss Florence Cathedral, arguably the most beautiful monument within the sprawling city.

Standing at 114 meters in height, this impressive building took a whopping 140 years to construct.

Characterized by a red-tiled dome and a striking Giotto tower, it’s clear to see the attention to detail that went into its construction.

Another must-see in Florence is Piazza della Signoria, a vibrant square that’s flanked by some unique buildings and is dotted with statues.

One of the most famous statues is the 500-year-old Fountain of Neptune.

Perfect Day in Florence

➡️ Check the Availability and Prices of a Full-Day Excursion to Florence here!

3.  Pisa and Florence in a Day

⭐️ Rating: 4.5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 9 hours (approx.)✅  Book it Here

If you simply cannot decide between visiting Pisa and Florence, you don’t have to!

There are a number of shore excursions available that will whisk you away to both fabulous locations, including this full day tour .

A professional local guide will pick you up from Livorno Cruise Port and take you to Florence.

In Florence, you will be able to absorb one of its city’s highlights, including Piazzale Michelangelo, a viewpoint that yields exceptional views over the city.

As well as taking you to the most fantastic monuments within the city itself.

After spending the morning enjoying what Florence has to offer, you will journey to the beautiful sights of Pisa and set foot in the famous Piazza dei Miracoli, the spectacular square where the leaning tower of Pisa is located.

The best tour guide ever!!

➡️ Check Rates and Availability of Pisa and Florence in a day here!

4. Winery Tour and Tastings in Bolgheri

⭐️ Rating: 5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 4-5 hours (approx.)✅  Book it Here

Tucked away amongst fervent hills to the south of Livorno is the quaint village of Bolgheri.

Bolgheri is a beautiful collection of charming stone buildings which house a handful of delightful eateries.

It’s become famous in recent years for its wine production.

A guided wine tour of Bolgheri allows you the opportunity to visit a number of wineries and learn all about wine production, from wandering through the vineyards to meeting the wine-makers themselves.

One of the main wines produced here is Bordeaux. Best of all, you’ll be able to sample some of the delicious wines.

At the end of the shore excursion, you will be able to stroll through Bolgheri village itself, falling in love with its unique charm before sampling some locally-produced gelato.

Wine tour like no other

➡️ Check Rates and Availability of Winery tours and Tastings in Bolgheri here!

5. Livorno Food and Market Tour

⭐️ Rating: 5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 3 hours (approx.)✅  Book it Here

Livirono city is often overlooked in favor of its more famous neighbors, Pisa and Florence.

However, Livorno is a city that is oozing with the character itself. Most notably, Livorno has a thriving culinary scene, serving unique dishes and regional wines which are well worth a try.

The best way to make the most of Livorno’s cuisine is to embark on a food and market tour.

The half-day walking tour will take you to Mercato Centrale, one of the largest markets in the entirety of Europe.

The tour finishes just before lunchtime, meaning you can either spend the afternoon exploring more of Livorno or can even join an afternoon shore excursion.

Excellent tour by a local guide

➡️ Check Rates and Availability of the Livorno Food and Market Tour here!

6. Tour the Historical Towns of Lucca and Pisa

⭐️ Rating: 4.5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 7 hours (approx.)✅  Book it Here

Just north of Pisa is an equally impressive town known as Lucca, surrounded by towering city walls that conceal a number of stunning monuments, including the famous Duomo di Lucca (Lucca Cathedral).

Being so close in proximity to Pisa, a full-day shore excursion to both towns is a convenient way to spend your day in Livorno.

You will start your day by taking the shuttle bus from Livorno Cruise Port to the city center.

From there you will board an air-conditioned bus which will take you straight to Lucca town, a 1-hour drive.

Once in Lucca, your professional tour guide will take you to the town’s most mesmerizing sights, including Torre Guinigi, a 45-meter-high tower.

Piazza Anfiteatro, a circular square that stands within the footprint of a former Roman amphitheater, and Basilica of San Frediano, a Romanesque church that dates back to the 6th century.

You will then leave the walled town and venture to Pisa, a 30-minute scenic drive south.

In Pisa, you will set foot in Piazza dei Miracoli and get to admire the incredible monuments that can be found here, including the iconic leaning tower.

A Lovely Whirlwind Tour to Lucca & Pisa

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7. Private Excursion Exploring Cinque Terre

⭐️ Rating: 4.5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 8 to 10 hours (approx.)✅  Book it Here

Consisting of 5 charming fishing villages, Cinque Terre is a stretch of stunning coastline made up of lush hills, striking cliffs, and secluded beaches.

The area is both a national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The towns are built into the cliffs, rows of colorful buildings stacked beautifully so that they merge harmoniously into the natural surroundings.

A great way to explore these picturesque villages is via a shore excursion, which takes you to the coastline’s most beautiful spots.

This private shore excursion picks you up from right beside your cruise ship and takes you via an air-conditioned Mercedes minibus to the UNESCO World Heritage Site.

On your first stop, you will visit Porto Venere , a delightful village on the tip of La Spezia Gulf. One of the highlights of this village is Byron Grotto, a rocky cove surrounded by striking cliff faces.

Next on the agenda is Corniglia , a small fishing village that is surrounded by vineyards. You will get the chance to wander around the village before moving on to your next destination, Vernazza.

Vernazza is a far larger village and is often touted as one of the most beautiful villages in the whole of Italy.

You’ll have the opportunity to visit an ancient fortress before enjoying some lunch in a restaurant positioned on the cliff, with panoramic views of the bay.

Other destinations on this shore excursion include Rioaaggiore , another scenic village, and a vineyard where you can sample some regional wines.

Good tour, and we had a great time.

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8. Full-Day Private Excursion to Pisa

⭐️ Rating: 5/5 ⌛️Tour Time: 8 to 9 hours (approx.)✅  Book it Here

If both the tranquil Cinque Terre coast and the iconic tower of Pisa appeal to you, then a shore excursion that combines both really is perfect for you.

This full-day private shore excursion starts right outside your cruise ship, whisking you away in an air-conditioned minivan to the picturesque fishing villages of Cinque Terre.

On your adventure, your private guide will take you to the 3 of the 5 beautiful villages within the UNESCO World Heritage Site and will move between villages by taking the ferry.

On your way back to the cruise port, you will stop in Pisa, where you will have the chance to admire the world-famous leaning tower.

Beautiful area…

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9. Private Day Trip to Siena and San Gimignano

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If you love the idea of exploring cities and towns which are oozing with a rich history but would prefer not to have to contend with too many crowds, a trip to Siena and San Gimignano may be just what you’re looking for.

Siena is a striking medieval city located two hours southeast of Livorno via road. The city is arguably one of the most beautiful in the region.

However, because it’s not as well known as Florence, it doesn’t get nearly as many visitors.

San Gimignano, on the other hand, is a quaint walled medieval town that’s surrounded by rolling countryside.

This private full-day excursion takes you to both Siena and San Gimignano.

First on your agenda is Siena. In this city, you’ll get to admire the famous Piazza del Campo, a shell-shaped square surrounded by stunning historic buildings.

This square is used twice a year for the “Palio” horse race, an integral part of Senese culture.

In San Gimignano, an approximate 45-minute drive from Siena, you will get to enjoy a traditional lunch paired with regional Chianti wines.

You will then get the chance to explore this marvelous town.

Exactly the kind of day trip we enjoy.

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10. Tuscany Wine Tasting Private Tour from Livorno

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If you’d like to escape the hustle and bustle of the cities and sip on some delicious wines in the Tuscan countryside , with nothing but the sounds of nature to keep you company.

Then this shore excursion to one of Tuscany’s most romantic wine regions may be just what you’re looking for.

You will visit a family-owned vineyard located within the lesser-visited Maremma region of Tuscany, as well as visit two charming towns: Volterra and San Gimignano.

You’ll have the opportunity to wander through the towns, marveling at the ancient monuments that stand within them, before stopping for a lunch and wine-tasting experience.

Gorgeous sites!

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What to do in Livorno Cruise Port?

There’s so much to see when arriving at Livorno Cruise Port!

If you don’t feel like venturing out of Livorno City. In that case, visiting the local market is a fantastic option, or visiting the towns of Pisa and Lucca are just north of Livorno and can easily be accessed by taxi, train, or on a shore excursion.

Florence is a 1.5-hour drive or taxi ride away from Livorno. This city is perfect if you love admiring impressive historical buildings.

Visiting one of these vineyards and sampling some great local wines makes the ideal shore excursion if you love trying different regional wines and being out in nature.

And for those who can’t get enough of the coast, Cinque Terre, to the north of Livorno, is one of the most scenic stretches of coastline in Italy and is home to 5 gorgeous colorful fishing towns that are just itching to be explored.

How far is Livorno Center from the cruise port?

Livorno city center is right beside the cruise port. The cruise port offers a shuttle service that will take you straight from your cruise ship to Piazza Grande, a popular square in the heart of the city. The shuttle bus journey takes a mere 10 minutes.

Does Livorno have a Beach?

Yes! Just north of the city is a vast expanse of golden sand which runs for 6.5 miles all the way to Marina di Pisa, a town that is perched on the edge of a river.

This huge stretch of sand, in fact, houses 50 individual beaches. Many of these beaches are equipped with sun loungers and parasols, and some even have a beach bar behind them. In contrast, other segments of this beach are natural and untouched, meaning there really is something for everyone here.

Is Livorno Worth Visiting?

In my opinion, Livorno is 100% worth visiting! The cruise port itself is conveniently located on the edge of the city, with fantastic facilities such as a regular shuttle service.

From Livorno, there are countless options for your shore excursion which will no doubt leave you falling in love with the area. From climbing the leaning tower of Pisa to staring in awe at Florence’s majestic cathedral, there really is something for everyone in the area.

Even Livorno city itself has a lot of attractions on offer, including the sprawling central market and the ancient fortress, Fortezza Vecchia.

What Shore Excursions in Livorno are good for avoiding crowds?

The best way to avoid crowds when in Livorno is to visit a less popular town or village near Livorno. Pisa, Florence, and Cinque Terre attract a fair share of visitors each day as they are extremely well-known. Instead, why not visit a small charming village in the hills, such as Bolgheri? Another great option is to book a shore excursion at a vineyard , such as this one which takes you to a family-owned winery.

What is Livorno famous for?

Livorno is a prominent economic center that’s renowned for its expansive and contemporary harbor as well as its historic fortifications from the medieval era. Being on the coastline, the port city has also gained popularity for being a great place to enjoy locally caught seafood.

Livorno is famous amongst cruisers due to its close proximity to well-known towns and cities such as Pisa, Florence, and Lucca.

How do you get around Livorno, Italy?

Once you have taken the shuttle bus from the cruise port of Livorno into the heart of the city, Livorno is very easy to get around.

Perhaps the best way to journey through the city is on foot. The main boulevard, Via Grande, is just a short walk away from the cruise port. Via Grande is home to an abundance of shops and restaurants. Via Grande is right beside Piazza Grande, where the shuttle bus drops you off.

Another spot in Livorno that’s definitely worth visiting is Fortezza Vecchia, a medieval fortress that is conveniently located right beside the port. Again, this landmark is extremely easy to access on foot, being just a 10-minute walk from Piazza Grande.

Livorno can also be explored via taxi.

What is the currency in Livorno?

The currency in Livorno and the entirety of Italy is the Euro.

Can you take a boat from Livorno to Cinque Terre?

Despite both locations being on the coastline, there aren’t any viable options to visit Cinque Terre by boat from Livorno port. There are no ferries available, and hiring a boat from Livorno in order to visit Cinque Terre isn’t typical. Instead, you will need to take a taxi or book a shore excursion with a transfer that will take you by road to Cinque Terre. Once in one of the towns in Cinque Terre, you can then take a boat or ferry to explore the area.

Final Thoughts on Livorno Shore Excursions

Livorno Cruise Port is the gateway to a number of incredible destinations.

There’s a vast amount of shore excursions that you can book, some of which visit a number of locations so you don’t have to painstakingly decide what to skip on your visit to Livorno.

From excursions to beautiful coastal medieval villages to visits to sprawling cities, there really is something for everyone in Livorno!

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We will be arriving in Livorno by ship and need to get from the port to the leaning tower in Pisa.

Would like to take the bus from Livorno to train station but cannot find a map with bus station on.

Is this easy I have heard that we can take a bus from coach station to rail station then catch a train to Pisa and then a bus from rail station to leaning tower.

get out of the port, and walk in Via Grande (the big street you will see at the exit of the port) and there, on your right, catch bus 1 direction "Stazione". You can purchase the ticket on the bus (1.5 euros) or at the tobacco shop in front of the bus stop (1 euro).

This will take you straight to the train station.

On the way back, you can take bus 1 again and ask to get off at "Fine via Grande-Porto", the driver will know where you have to get off.

Here's the rest of the information regarding pisa train to tower.( from budget travel online)

After leaving the main exit of Pisa Centrale station, stop at the tourist office on the left for a free town map. The tower is a half-hour walk north. Alternately, three buses, the Navetta A, #3, and #4, run approximately every 10 minutes (25¢) and drop off passengers in front of the Field of Miracles, a piazza that's home to the tower, as well as to the Duomo and the Baptistry (both of which also tilt, but less obviously). A taxi from the train station costs about $9.

Many thanks for the inforamtion it is of great help.

Thanks again.

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the informations posted by AIRES are almost correct BUT.....it's quite important to know where exactly your ship will arrive here in Livorno. Infact the port here it's quite big and there are two main positions where ships come. If you arrive in Porto MEDICEO you can follow the AIRES suggestions. DO NOT take a taxi to go to Pisa...will cost you a bunch of money. If your ship will come here to the side of DARSENA TOSCANA SITUATION IS DIFFERENT. This part of the port is far away from the city and Via Grande so you really need a taxi to get to the railway station. Again DO NOT TAKE THE TAXI to go to Pisa.

If you need further details please post again....ready to help you.

Paolo- Livorno

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Re Pisa. I have just returned and disagree on walking from the station to the Tower etc. It's a 20 min walk of nothing much. When you come out ouf the railway station, across the road is the Jolly Hotel. Outside is a bus stop the LAM ROSSO (red line) it's an orange bus with red stickers.( Look for this on the bus stop sign but it's pretty obvious) This will take you to the tower in 5 min. It's 90 cents for the trip and you can get the tickets from the newsagent (Tabacchi) on the station concourse.

whats so wrong with getting at taxi from livarno to pisa?

its sounds the easiest option?

how much will it cost?

A taxi ride from the port to the train station in Livorno was quoted at 25 Euros from one driver I asked and his quote for a trip to PIsa was 120 Euros!!, so unless you are completely unfit or havemoney to burn don't do the ship's tour!!!

livorno cruise port to leaning tower of pisa

Hi CelebrityFan,

Do you pay on the bus for the ride from the station to the tower? Thanks

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' class=

We will be arriving in Livorno by ship and need to get from the port to the leaning tower in Pisa.

Would like to take the bus from Livorno to train station but cannot find a map with bus station on.

Is this easy I have heard that we can take a bus from coach station to rail station then catch a train to Pisa and then a bus from rail station to leaning tower.

get out of the port, and walk in Via Grande (the big street you will see at the exit of the port) and there, on your right, catch bus 1 direction "Stazione". You can purchase the ticket on the bus (1.5 euros) or at the tobacco shop in front of the bus stop (1 euro).

This will take you straight to the train station.

On the way back, you can take bus 1 again and ask to get off at "Fine via Grande-Porto", the driver will know where you have to get off.

Here's the rest of the information regarding pisa train to tower.( from budget travel online)

After leaving the main exit of Pisa Centrale station, stop at the tourist office on the left for a free town map. The tower is a half-hour walk north. Alternately, three buses, the Navetta A, #3, and #4, run approximately every 10 minutes (25¢) and drop off passengers in front of the Field of Miracles, a piazza that's home to the tower, as well as to the Duomo and the Baptistry (both of which also tilt, but less obviously). A taxi from the train station costs about $9.

Many thanks for the inforamtion it is of great help.

Thanks again.

' class=

the informations posted by AIRES are almost correct BUT.....it's quite important to know where exactly your ship will arrive here in Livorno. Infact the port here it's quite big and there are two main positions where ships come. If you arrive in Porto MEDICEO you can follow the AIRES suggestions. DO NOT take a taxi to go to Pisa...will cost you a bunch of money. If your ship will come here to the side of DARSENA TOSCANA SITUATION IS DIFFERENT. This part of the port is far away from the city and Via Grande so you really need a taxi to get to the railway station. Again DO NOT TAKE THE TAXI to go to Pisa.

If you need further details please post again....ready to help you.

Paolo- Livorno

' class=

Re Pisa. I have just returned and disagree on walking from the station to the Tower etc. It's a 20 min walk of nothing much. When you come out ouf the railway station, across the road is the Jolly Hotel. Outside is a bus stop the LAM ROSSO (red line) it's an orange bus with red stickers.( Look for this on the bus stop sign but it's pretty obvious) This will take you to the tower in 5 min. It's 90 cents for the trip and you can get the tickets from the newsagent (Tabacchi) on the station concourse.

whats so wrong with getting at taxi from livarno to pisa?

its sounds the easiest option?

how much will it cost?

A taxi ride from the port to the train station in Livorno was quoted at 25 Euros from one driver I asked and his quote for a trip to PIsa was 120 Euros!!, so unless you are completely unfit or havemoney to burn don't do the ship's tour!!!

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    Tuscany Bus operates a bus from Livorno via Cogorano to Pisa Leaning Tower 4 times a week. Tickets cost €15 and the journey takes 40 min. Train operators. Trenitalia. Trenitalia Intercity. Trenitalia Frecce. Bus operators. Tuscany Bus. CTT Nord Livorno.

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    Walk to Via Grande and take Lam Blue bus to Livorno Centrale - €1.20 each way (buy two tickets) Alternatively, take a taxi from Piazza Municipio (shuttle bus drop-off) to the railway station - around €8.00. Take a taxi from the port straight to the railway station - may cost up to €20.00.

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    Pisa is a top destination in Tuscany, but reaching the home of the famed Leaning Tower via public transportation can be tedious. Save hours with this shore excursion that includes pickup directly at the Livorno port and transport by coach to Pisa. Follow your tour leader through historic Porta Santa Maria to Piazza dei Miracoli and enjoy free time to visit the iconic bell tower or explore the ...

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    PIANIFICA IL TUO VIAGGIO - Autobus low cost dal terminal crociere di Livorno a Pisa, Firenze, Lucca e La Spezia - Garantiamo l'orario di ritorno al porto! Toggle navigation; Livorno City Sightseeing S.r.l Unipersonale; ... From the cruise ship to the most beautiful art cities in Tuscany! Easy, comfortable and low cost DIY excursions with ...

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    Private Day Trip from Livorno port to Florence and Pisa. 24. Historical Tours. from. $574.69. per adult (price varies by group size) LIKELY TO SELL OUT*. Full day shore excursion to Florence and Pisa from Livorno with tasting. 56.

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    Travel from the Tuscan port city of Livorno to Pisa and back for one low price, without any hassle. Get picked up at the central meeting spot on the Via Cogorano and travel by Wi-Fi-enabled, air-conditioned coach to Pisa. You'll have approximately 2.5 hours to explore the city with the famous Leaning Tower before returning to Livorno.

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    Piazza dei Miracoli with the Leaning Tower. Pisa, once served as one of the main Italian maritime republics, until the sand and sediment from the Arno river moved the shoreline towards what is now Livorno and your port of call.. From mysterious beginnings, this city is now famous worldwide for its leaning bell tower, Pisa also boasts a beautiful cathedral, one of the earliest known ...

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    Roundtrip shuttle transportation from a central meeting point close to your Livorno cruise port! Assistance on board the bus in English, Italian, and Spanish! Entrance ticket to the Leaning Tower of Pisa! ... The Pisa Cathedral, the Pisa Baptistery, the Leaning Tower of Pisa (bell tower), and the Camposanto Monumentale ('Monumental Cemetery'). ...

  17. Visit the Leaning Tower in Pisa from cruise ship port Livorno

    Leaning Tower of Pisa: Visit the Leaning Tower in Pisa from cruise ship port Livorno - See 24,056 traveler reviews, 22,530 candid photos, and great deals for Pisa, Italy, at Tripadvisor. Skip to main content. ... Our cruise ship arrived at Port Livorno from 7 am and departed at 7 pm. So there was a full day to plan for.

  18. What's the best way to get to Pisa from Livorno?

    Posted February 10, 2013. Livorno to Pisa is easy by train . It is only a twenty minute trip. Frequency is around every 15 - 20 minutes. Walk straight out front of Pisa station and you can take a taxi or bus to the Leaning Tower. You need to pre-book on line admission tickets or you will not get in .

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    Shuttle plus into town then local bus to the station means travelling two sides of a triangle, but its workable. Many of the taxis at the port are 8-seaters, which makes it a cheap option to the station - mebbe even a reasonable option to Pisa - if you share. Then take the train back & taxi from Livorno Centrale to ship.

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    2. Re: Port of Livorno to Leaning Tower (Pisa) 16 years ago. Here's the rest of the information regarding pisa train to tower. ( from budget travel online) After leaving the main exit of Pisa Centrale station, stop at the tourist office on the left for a free town map. The tower is a half-hour walk north.

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    Perched on the banks of the Douro River, Oporto is the beating heart of Portugal's Port wine industry. A UNESCO-listed city, Oporto beckons travellers with its charming streets, historic wine cellars, which are locally known as "caves", and panoramic views of the Douro Valley. Cruise passengers can delve into the art of Port wine production ...

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  24. Port of Livorno to Leaning Tower (Pisa)

    2. Re: Port of Livorno to Leaning Tower (Pisa) 15 years ago. Save. Here's the rest of the information regarding pisa train to tower. ( from budget travel online) After leaving the main exit of Pisa Centrale station, stop at the tourist office on the left for a free town map. The tower is a half-hour walk north.