Livorno (Florence/Pisa), Italy Cruise Port
As a port city on the western coast of a country known for its magnificent art, the cruise port of Livorno, Italy is a great starting point to exploring the phenomenal paintings and sculptures found in Florence, and the famous leaning tower in Pisa, Italy. Rated among the most beautiful cities in the world, Florence can boast of world- renowned artists like Brunelleschi and Michelangelo who left behind legacies that are yet to be surpassed. On your way back from Florence and Pisa, linger around the cruise port of Livorno for a couple of hours, and be part of the few visitors who are able to discover the hidden charm in the ruins of a city that was badly destroyed during World War II. With so much to explore and so little time, be sure to plan your tours wisely by visiting a few of our favorite historical sites near the cruise port of Livorno, Italy:
Basilica di Santa Croce (Basilica of the Holy Cross), also known as the “Temple of the Italian Glories” is the resting place of the most celebrated sons of Florence such as Dante, Galileo, Ghiberti, Machiavelli, Michelangelo, Rossini and many more.
After your enlightening visit to the Basilica of the Holy Cross, make your way down to Piazza della Signoria, where Michelangelo’s “David” has been mounted outside the Palazzo Vecchio as a symbol of open resistance to the autocratic dictatorship of the Medici. Be sure to engage your taste buds in famous Italian delicacies and coveted wines best known to Florence before your departure.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa is an astounding national monument, not only for its vast layout, but as a reminder of human imperfection. The miscalculation of this tower led to an unintended slant that has since stood as a powerful symbol of Italian pride.