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Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto) Tours

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Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)
After Brunelleschi’s soaring dome, Giotto’s elegant bell tower (Campanile di Giotto) is perhaps the most recognized landmark emerging above the rooftops of Florence. Admire the intricate polychrome marble covering the entire 270-foot (82-meter) height, and climb the more than 400 steps to the top for one of the best views over Florence.

The Basics
Giotto’s bell tower is part of Florence's Duomo di Santa Maria del Fiore complex, which includes the cathedral, baptistery, dome, and crypt. Designed by Giotto in 1334, the Gothic tower is decorated in the same white, green, and pink marble that covers the adjacent Duomo. It’s divided into five distinct tiers decorated with arched windows, sculptural works from statues to bas-reliefs by della Robbia and Pisano, and geometric patterns of different colored stone.

Giotto’s bell tower is one of the most popular attractions in Florence, and booking a Duomo Complex tour that includes skip-the-line entrance to the tower, cathedral, and baptistery is essential to avoid long lines to enter. Many Florence sightseeing walking tours and shore excursions also visit highlights like the Uffizi, Accademia Gallery (Galleria dell'Accademia), and Piazzale Michelangelo.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • Giotto’s bell tower is a must for first-time visitors to Florence. Kids especially love the exhilarating climb and vertiginous view from the top of the tower.
  • There is a single skip-the-line ticket to enter all five parts of the Duomo complex—church, crypt, dome, bell tower, and baptistery—and the Museo dell'Opera. The ticket is good for 72 hours after the first use.
  • There is a lot of ground to cover in the Duomo complex, so be sure to wear comfortable shoes if taking a guided tour.
  • If you are also planning on visiting the church, choose clothing that covers your shoulders and legs.
  • There is no elevator to the top of the bell tower, so the climb is not recommended for those with heart problems, vertigo, or limited mobility.
 
How to Get There
Giotto’s bell tower is in the Piazza del Duomo, just a 5-minute walk from the Santa Maria Novella train station in the historic center of Florence.
 
When to Get There
The Duomo complex in Tuscany’s capital city of Florence is one of the most visited attractions in Italy and can be very crowded during the summer months. The best time to tour the bell tower and complex is from November to March, when the city sights are less overrun with tourists.
 
The Duomo’s Second Eagle-Eye View 
Florence’s Duomo complex offers two sweeping views over Florence: one from the top of Giotto’s bell tower and the second from Brunelleschi’s dome, which sits atop the Duomo itself.  An important feat of engineering and architecture, the dome was completed in 1436 and is one of the most recognized symbols of the city today. 


Address: Piazza del Duomo, Florence 50125, Italy
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66 Tours and Activities to Experience Giotto's Bell Tower (Campanile di Giotto)

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VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

VIP Private Tour Florence Cathedral Dome & Monuments

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Florence’s cathedral is the city’s crown jewel and most iconic monument, but its sprawling size and long lines can be discouraging. With this VIP tour, zip past the crowds at the entrance and enjoy an in-depth look at this vast complex. Visit the duomo from its soaring dome to its ancient crypt, admire the view from Giotto’s bell tower, marvel at the richly decorated baptistery, and tour the renovated museum.
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  • 3 hours
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$222.74
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Florence Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

Florence Duomo Monumental Complex Guided Tour

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Learn the history and legends behind Florence’s most famous architectural treasures on this 1.5-hour tour of the monuments of the Duomo complex led by an art historian guide. Skip the long lines with reserved entry, and be dazzled by the mosaics, marble, and paintings that adorn St. John’s Baptistery and the Florence Cathedral — capped by Brunelleschi’s famous dome. See even more masterpieces of medieval and Renaissance art with included admission to the new Opera del Duomo museum, and finish with a tasting of Tuscan specialties at a nearby shop.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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Top Giotto's Belltower and all museums of Florence Cathedral

Top Giotto's Belltower and all museums of Florence Cathedral

Earn some of the best views in Florence with a exhilarating climb to the top of Giotto’s Bell Tower that stands tall beside the Duomo. A guide is with you every step of the way and back down on the ground, where you’ll get an up-close look at the famous baptistery doors and original treasures by Michelangelo, Ghiberti, and other masters inside the Opera del Duomo museums.
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  • 2 hours
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$66.82
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Duomo Monumental Tour

Duomo Monumental Tour

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Discover the history and secrets behind some of Renaissance Italy's most important monuments on a guided, 2-hour tour of the famous Duomo complex in Florence. Enjoy St. John’s Baptistery, the Santa Maria del Fiori Cathedral, and the new Opera del Duomo Museum, home to many masterpieces of devotional art. If you wish, finish with a climb to the top of the iconic Duomo and Giotto’s Bell Tower for captivating city views.
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  • 2 hours
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$102.02
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Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

Livorno Shore Excursion: Pisa and Florence Private Day Trip

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Spend a day exploring the Italian cities of Florence and Pisa while in port in Livorno. With private pickup from your cruise, see the iconic Florence Duomo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa before returning to your ship at the end of the day. Upgrade your ticket to include a 3-hour tour in Florence with a private guide and skip-the-line entry to the Accademia and Uffizi galleries.
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  • 9 hours
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Best of Florence & David by Michelangelo Semi Private Tour

Best of Florence & David by Michelangelo Semi Private Tour

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Skip the crowds and see the best of Florence on a guided walking tour with priority admission to the Accademia Gallery. Led by an expert guide, explore the architectural gems of the Renaissance city while learning about important Florentine figures, such as the poet Dante Alighieri and the Medici family. Afterward, skip the long lines at the Accademia and head straight inside to witness Michelangelo’s ‘David’, as well as other impressive works of art. This tour is limited to 14 people to keep the experience intimate.
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  • 3 hours
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La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

La Spezia Shore Excursion: Private Day Trip to Florence and Pisa

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See Florence and the Leaning Tower of Pisa while in port in La Spezia on this full-day, independent excursion. Head first to Florence, the birthplace of the Renaissance, with a private driver and explore the Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace or other top attractions at your leisure. Afterward, travel to Pisa to see the Piazza dei Miracoli and snap some pictures with the iconic Leaning Tower of Pisa. Upgrade your ticket to include guided tours in both cities, as well as skip-the-line tickets to the Palazzo Vecchio, Uffizi Gallery or the Accademia in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
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Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

Private Tour: Florence Walking Tour

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Stroll through the heart of the Renaissance on this private walking tour of Florence. Explore central squares like the Piazza della Signoria and Piazza del Duomo, and stroll with your guide over the iconic Ponte Vecchio while learning about the history and culture of the Florentines. Since your tour is private, it can be customized to your particular interests in architecture, art, sculpture and more.
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  • 3 hours
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$104.39
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$104.39
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Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

Skip the Line: Uffizi Gallery and Florence Walking Tour

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Team a skip-the-line tour of the Accademia Gallery with a tour of the historical center of Florence. Perfect for first-time visitors to the Tuscan city, the experience starts with a walk to see key monuments such as Florence Duomo and Palazzo Vecchio. Hear their history and secrets from your guide, then step inside the Uffizi Gallery to discover its wealth of Italian artwork. Gaze at renowned works including Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and learn about the likes of Michelangelo, Raphael, Titian, and more.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
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Private All-inclusive Heart of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

Private All-inclusive Heart of Florence Walking Tour with Accademia and Uffizi

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Dive deep into the historical highlights of Florence on a 4.5-hour private sightseeing tour. Expedited skip-the-line entrance to the Accademia Gallery and Uffizi Gallery allows you to spend less time waiting around and more time with Michelangelo's "David" and Botticelli's "The Birth of Venus". Ask questions and listen to live commentary as your tour continues in the city center, with pauses at the Duomo Complex, Piazza della Signoria, and more.
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  • 4 hours 30 minutes
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$262.16
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Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb: Direct access at fixed times

Brunelleschi’s Dome Climb: Direct access at fixed times

Enjoy a privileged access to the fascinating Opera del Duomo Museum, that hosts the largest concentration of Florentine monumental sculptures in the world: it includes medieval and Renaissance artworks by the leading artists of the era, over 750 works of art covering 720 years of history. You will get to admire the Michelangelo’s Pietà, and Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise! Before parting ways with your guide, receive the tickets to admire the world-famous Brunelleschi’s Dome, the entrance is set at 11am! Start climbing the 463 steps to the top of the dome, at your own pace. On your way up, observe the magnificent “Last Judgement” fresco by Giorgio Vasari that decorates the walls of the Cupola very closely. Once on top remain speechless while admiring the incomparable panoramic views over Florence... Don’t miss this opportunity, only a limited number of people per day can climb to the Dome! Use your 72-hour valid ticket to explore the other parts of the wonderful Duomo monumental complex!
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  • 1 hour
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$75.92
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Florence Wonders morning Walking Tour with Uffizi and Accademia skip-the-line

Florence Wonders morning Walking Tour with Uffizi and Accademia skip-the-line

In just half day you can admire the highlights of Florence’s old town along with the must-see art masterpieces of all time held in the greatest Museums of the city, Accademia and Uffizi Galleries.
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  • 4 hours 15 minutes
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Florence Walking Tour: Intro to the City

Florence Walking Tour: Intro to the City

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If it's your first time in Florence, then take this intro tour of the city, and discover the history behind the world's Renaissance capital. Exploring by foot, you'll stop to see treasures such as Florence Duomo and the Ponte Vecchio, the history-rich bridge that spans the River Arno. Stroll through the handsome piazzas of the city's centro storico, pose for photos, and glean fun facts about life in Florence through the ages.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

The Best tour in Florence: Renaissance and Medici Tales

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This tour is the best walking tour that you can ever have in Florence. It is a great introduction to the city for both first-timers as well as returners. It covers the main attractions of the city and also the hidden gems that are well and truly "off the beaten track" and gives you facts you wouldn't know or notice walking around by yourself. While you'll be led through the city you will be even accompanied through three centuries full of thrilling stories about the Medici family who influenced Florence’s history; little by little the Renaissance will become alive in front of you. You will not be involved in a boring, neutral lecture, but in a pleasant stroll through the center of Florence, in a friendly and easy-going atmosphere. This tour, except the small commission for TripAdvisor, is based on donations. This means that if you like the tour you can leave a tip (some people give 10€, some people give 50€, you choose the price) to reward the guide.
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  • 2 hours
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$3.55
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$3.55

Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

Private Full Day Walking Tour of Florence Highlights with Uffizi and Accademia

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Discover the best that Florence has to offer on a full-day private walking tour through the Renaissance city. Visit the city’s historic landmarks like the Duomo, Giotto’s bell tower, Ponte Vecchio, the Baptistry and more as you listen to informative commentary from your guide about the history of Florence. Then enjoy skip-the-line admission to the world-renowned Uffizi and Accademia galleries to see works from Michelangelo, Botticelli, Caravaggio, Raphael, and more.
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  • 6 hours
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$296.56
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Guided walk Private walking tour of the main monuments (external only)

Guided walk Private walking tour of the main monuments (external only)

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An orientation walk lasting 2 hours in the historic center to recognize the main monuments and museums. The Guide provides a map of the city and the timetables and prices of the individual monuments to make your stay in Florence easier. The Guided Walk includes the Medici Quarter with a visit to the exterior of: Palazzo Medici Riccardi, the Medici Parish (the Basilica of San Lorenzo) and the area of the colorful Central Market. Walking tour of the religious center of the city: the monumental Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, Giotto's bell tower and the Baptistery of San Giovanni. Walk in the political center of the city with Palazzo Vecchio and Piazza della Signoria, an open-air museum with the monumental sculptures David, Perseus and the Rape of the Sabines. Crossing the courtyard of the Uffizi we arrive at the characteristic Ponte Vecchio, a strategic place to reach the Oltrarno or to travel along the riversides.
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  • 2 hours
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Private Florence and Hills Day Tour with Accademia, Uffizi and Historic Center

Private Florence and Hills Day Tour with Accademia, Uffizi and Historic Center

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Explore the Renaissance city of Florence on a full-day tour with a private guide. See top attractions such as Michelangelo’s 'David' at the Accademia Gallery, Duomo, Giotto's Bell Tower, San Lorenzo Basilica, Uffizi Galleries and more. Learn the stories and rich history behind each site that you pass, soaking up the personal attention from your private guide, with a tasty lunch included (if option selected).
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  • 8 hours
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$563.46
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Giotto's Belfry: amazing Florence's view and a close encounter with the Dome

Giotto's Belfry: amazing Florence's view and a close encounter with the Dome

After admiring the external part, you can climb its 414 steps to reach the top, where you will be welcomed by an elegant and big terrace, one of the most beautiful panoramic roofs in the world, where you will enjoy an incomparable view of the old town and you will be so close to the Dome that you will feel like you can touch it: you will be able to take some unique pictures of great impact! Our audio-guide will introduce you the story of the Tower and of all the other monuments of the Duomo complex: the Cathedral with its famous Dome, the Baptistery and the Opera del Duomo Museum. Don’t lose the chance to live an amazing experience, one of our assistants is waiting for you at the entrance of the Tower already!
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  • 1 hour
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$30.84
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Fast-Track Duomo Complex Monuments Tickets in Florence

Fast-Track Duomo Complex Monuments Tickets in Florence

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS • Experience Florence's Duomo Square, the city's most iconic landmark • Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Sites: The Cathedral, Baptistery, and the Opera del Duomo Museum • Benefit from a small-group walking tour around the Duomo Complex - An amazing guided tour of Florence' Duomo Square where you will be partnered with the best local guides in town to get to know all the secrets of several significant sites in detail.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
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$128.23
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$128.23
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Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Enjoy this unforgettable Shore Excursion and make memories of the landmarks: • Pisa: - Leaning Tower - Piazza dei Miracoli • Florence: - Piazzale Michelangelo - Ponte Vecchio - Piazza della Signoria - Basilica of Santa Croce - Accademia Gallery with Skip-The-Line tickets (in Private tour options) - Piazza del Mercato Centrale - Giotto BellTower - Duomo Free time for lunch where the driver can suggest a nice restaurant or pizzeria within your desired budget. Included: • Wine Tasting in the Tuscany countryside in Private tour option. Upgradable with licensed local tour guide in Florence. Private or Shared Tour available options. Worry-free Shore Excursion: We will ensure your timely return to the Livorno Cruise Port for this activity. In the rare event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. See our terms and conditions for full details.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$266.90
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$266.90
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Private Tour Florence In A Day - David and Duomo Only

Private Tour Florence In A Day - David and Duomo Only

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Enjoy a private walking tour in Florence to see two of the major sites: Statue of David and the Duomo efficiently.  Pre-reserved tickets are included to climb the famous Brunelleschi's dome of the Duomo. Visit the Accademia Galleries to see and understand Michelangelo's masterpiece Statue of David. Avoid the long lines to enjoy these masterpieces with a professional local guide. Make your visit in Florence memorable and interesting, combining local history, facts, and snippets with the unforgettable details of the city. Pre-reserved admission tickets are included so this private tour to see David and savor the Duomo is the best investment you can make.
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  • 3 hours
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$177.94
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$177.94
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Private Tour: Treasures of Florence Half-Day Walking Tour

Private Tour: Treasures of Florence Half-Day Walking Tour

Discover the most important monuments and public spaces of Florence on a private, 3-hour walking tour. Learn about the city’s illustrious history from a local guide as you stroll through the winding medieval streets, stopping to admire landmarks like the iconic Duomo and bell tower, Piazza della Repubblica, the Ufizzi Gallery and the Ponte Vecchio bridge. Finally, walk in the footsteps of the powerful Medici family that once ruled the city as you make your way across the River Arno to the magnificent Palazzo Pitti.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$222.74
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$222.74
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Private Morning Guided City Tour of Florence with Accademia Gallery - AM

Private Morning Guided City Tour of Florence with Accademia Gallery - AM

Spend a few hours exploring the history and culture of Florence on a private tour. After pickup from your centrally-located hotel, enjoy magnificent views from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the statue of David and other world-renowned artworks at the famed Accademia Gallery, and gaze and the amazing architecture of the Duomo Square complex.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$288.26
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$288.26
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Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

Livorno Port Shore Excursion: Florence and Pisa Wine Tasting Included

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When your cruise calls at Livorno, set off to explore Florence and Pisa on this private 9-hour shore excursion. With a personal chauffeur, travel to Pisa to admire the Leaning Tower and continue to Florence to see its Renaissance treasures independently. Perhaps choose to visit the Accademia Gallery (own expense) to see Michelangelo’s ‘David,’ and take in the likes of the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, and more. Upgrade to include a 3-hour guided tour in Florence.
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  • 9 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$266.90
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$266.90
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