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Excursions?? Rome - Nice Windstar Cruise aug 2010

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We are sailing in mid August, and Im not sure about signing up for the cruise excursions being offered..
Our ports are Livorno, La Spezia, Portofino, Monaco, St. Tropez. Any information or advice would be greatly appreciated.

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    Hi W,

    Livorno is the port for Florence. You don;t need to pay for an expensive shore excursion.

    The train station is about 1 km from the docks.
    See www.trenitalia.com for schedules and fares.

    Your cruise will terminate in Civitavecchia, which is the port for Rome. A limo transfer will be about 100E, or you can take the train.

    A DAY IN FLORENCE:

    Train to Florence SMN:
    The Luggage Office is to your left as you leave the train.

    From Piazza d' Stazione, walk up via Nazionale to via d'Ariento and the Mercato Centrale, wander through.

    Take any street going NE to Via Degli Alfani and go right to the Accademia for The David.

    Take via Ricasoli SE to the Duomo, the Baptistry and the Opera Museum (Originals of the bronzes on the doors)

    From the Campanile, take via Calzaiuoli S (do some window shopping) to the Piazza d' Signoria. Look around, take a break.

    Continue S to the Uffizi. Visit.

    From the Uffizi, walk W along the Arno River to the Ponte Vecchio.

    (You can walk up to the Pitti Palace and the Boboli Gardens if there is time. Great views of Florence from the top of the Gardens)

    If you have time, walk E along the S bank of the river to Ponte alle grazie and cross over to visit Santa Croce.

    If not, go W along the Arno from Ponte Vecchio to Ponte S. Trinita and go right. Go left on Via d'Spada to via d'Fossi and go right to Santa Maria Novella. Look around.

    SMN is across the square from the train station.

    If you have time, take the no. 7 bus (you can find it at the SMN train station) up to Fiesole (0:20 hr 1E) to watch the sunset from the terrace of the Bar Bleu.

    Be sure to have lots of gelato (in a cup, not a cone), take some wine breaks and a light lunch.

    Train schedules, prices and tickets are at http://www.trenitalia.com/en/index.html
    Call center from outside Italy is 39-06-68475475

    Bus routes are at http://www.ataf.net/
    Buy your ticket before you get on the bus. Stamp it in the yellow box on the bus.

    Uffizi and Academia Museum Reservations
    You can purchase tickets online at http://www.polomuseale.firenze.it/english/musei/uffizi/
    Or call the museum booking line on +39 055 294883, open during Italian hours from 8.15 am to 5.50 pm Tuesday to Sunday for the English-speaking operator.

    Have a nice visit.

    ((I))

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