Cruises Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Cruises activity »
  1. 1 Medical and Evacuation Insurance for Alaska
  2. 2 Trip Report Barcelona to Rome
  3. 3 Disney Cruises
  4. 4 1st time cruise!
  5. 5 Antarctica One Ocean Expeditions Cruise Canccellation
  6. 6 St Petersburg - guide vs visa
  7. 7 Having second thoughts about a Mediterranean cruise end of Oct/first of Nov
  8. 8 Trip Report Mediterranean Ports Of Call, Carnival Vista
  9. 9 alaska cruise
  10. 10 Cruising from Baltimore
  11. 11 Luxury European Cruise with Teens
  12. 12 Pearl Seas River cruises
  13. 13 Trip Report Viking River Cruise Disappoints
  14. 14 How to plan 1 day in Copenhagen
  15. 15 Trip Report Alaska Shore excursion on the cheap
  16. 16 Oceania: Never again
  17. 17 Trip Report Beware of Grand Circle Travel and Overseas Adventure Travel
  18. 18 Parking at Port Everglades, FL
  19. 19 Sacramento/No Calif GTG Sat Aug 27th
  20. 20 Silversea Silver Wind
  21. 21 Trying to decide cruise wardrobe for late fall Mediterranean
  22. 22 Celebrity Equinox-Cartagena
  23. 23 Family First Timers
  24. 24 Santorini excursions
  25. 25 Croatian Island Cruise - Options for Couple in early 40s
View next 25 » Back to the top

Excursions?? Rome - Nice Windstar Cruise aug 2010

Jump to last reply

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.

  • Report Abuse

    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))

1 Reply |Back to top

Sign in to comment.

Advertisement