Best of Florence from La Spezia Shore Excursion

Private Shore Excursion from La Spezia to Florence

duration:Full Day

Payment method:Cash, Paypal, Credit card

starting time:8:00 AM


  • Explore the best of Florence, Italy's "cradle of Renaissance"
  • Tour comfortably in your private deluxe vehicle driven by your personal Driver
  • Explore on your own the "open air museum" that Florence is regarded as
  • Admire the grand cathedral and Giotto's famous bell tower
  • Marvel at Michelangelo's David at the Accademia Gallery
  • Visit the basilica regarded as "the Temple of the Italian Glories"
  • Stroll along the world famous Ponte Vecchio lined with luxurious jewelry shops
  • Pick Up & Drop at La Spezia Cruise Port (see Meeting Place below)
  • On days Museums are CLOSED, you may enjoy more of Florence's amazing sites
  • This tour does NOT include a Tour Guide, you will Self Tour when away from the Vehicle
  • * Please read ALL the information on the tour page before booking to ensure this tour meets your expectations. If you have any unanswered questions let us know. Tour Requests are confirmed based on availability.
  • ** Availability is extremely limited at this port, please inquire via Email for availability


  • Basilica Santa Croce
  • Piazza del Duomo
  • Piazza della Signoria
  • Ponte Vecchio
  • Accademia Gallery ( * Closed on Mondays, and certain holidays)


  • Private Deluxe Vehicle
  • English speaking Driver
  • Italy VAT tax
  • Highway Tolls
  • Parking Fees

not included

  • Admission Tickets
  • Tour Guide / Walking Tours
  • Lunch
  • Gratuities


Enjoy an unforgettable journey into the heart of Tuscany with RomeCabs on your shore excursion to the Italy’s most famous Italian city: Florence

Recognized the cradle of Renaissance, Florence has produced some of the world’s finest works of art regarding the city an open air museum, and it produced the most celebrated painters, sculptors, architects, philosophers, scientists, writers, and thinkers of our times. Florence from La Spezia Cruise Port is one of the most popular shore excursions to Tuscany.


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  • For up to 4 Persons from La Spezia Port:  800 EUROS
  • For up to 6 Persons from La Spezia Port900 EUROS
  • For up to 8 Persons from La Spezia Port 1,000 EUROS

* You may also do a QUICK PRICE CHECK using the Price Check & Booking form on the Right Side of this page.  Once you receive the PRICE QUOTE based on the information you input, you may proceed to SUBMIT your Tour Request

** Dates on the Booking Form Calendar that are NOT Selectableare NOT AVAILABLE.

*** If your Cruise Ship docks in Livorno, we also offer this Best of Florence Shore Excursion from Livorno.


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Your journey from the port of La Spezia will take you through the scenic countryside to Florence, the capital of Tuscany.

Also known as the cradle of Renaissance, Florence is a treasure trove of the most priceless works of art ever created. The historical, cultural, artistic, and scientific impact of Florence upon the world is unparalleled. During your visit in Florence you will have the opportunity to see and visit some of the the city’s finest monuments, squares, churches, and museums.

Not to be missed on your Florence shore excursion from La Spezia Cruise Port are:



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One of the most interesting churches in Florence also regarded as the Temple of the Italian Glories is Basilica of Santa Croce. Inside you will discover  impressive funerary tombs of some of Florence’s most illustrious figures including MichelangeloNiccolo Machiavelli, Galileo Galilei, and Lorenzo Ghiberti.  

Stunning frescoes inside the basilica were painted by some of the great painters of the 13-16th centuries such as Giotto, Cimabue, Donatello, and Giorgio Vasari among others masters of the era.


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The most famous square in Florence is Piazza del Duomo boasting three religious monuments: Florence’s Duomo (Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral), Giotto’s Bell Tower, and the Baptistery of Saint John.  What captures the visitors’ eyes upon seeing the imposing structures are their facades beautifully adorned with polychrome horizontal strips of green, white and pink marble decorations.

The Santa Maria del Fiore Cathedral is among Italy’s greatest churches, and it is crowned with the largest brick dome ever constructed. The square itself with its three religious monuments is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


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Piazza della Signoria is a popular and lively square with an abundance of impressive c lassical era sculptures making it an ideal location to enjoy the scenery and have a nice lunch at any of the restaurants in the square. In the warm months outdoor seating offers a delightful experience.

Dominating the square is Palazzo Vecchio with a replica of Michelangelo’s David statue placed right at the entrance.  

The arched Loggia dei Lanzi is a open sculpture gallery showcasing numerous imposing classical and Renaissance sculptures. With so much outdoor art to be admired in Florence’s squares and streets, it’s no wonder the city is also referred to as an open air museum.




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Not far from Piazza della Signoria is the iconic Ponte Vecchio (Old Bridge), lined with charming jewelbox gold shops and offering breathtaking views of the Arno River flanked by aged earth colored buildings that reflect in the river’s waters.  Ponte Vecchio is one of the most picturesque and romantic settings in Florence.


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Accademia Gallery of Florence is primarily famous for showcasing the original David sculpture by Michelangelo since 1873, it is also one of the most prominent art museums of Florence featuring other artistic masterpieces by Michelangelo, as well as Renaissance era paintings by the world famous artists including Sandro Botticelli, Domenico Ghiarlando, and more.

After an exciting day exploring the best of Florence from La Spezia, you will enjoy a restful drive back to the cruise port with happy hearts and cameras full of beautiful photos.

Thank you for booking our Florence from La Spezia Shore Excursion, and for choosing Stefano's RomeCabs for your Italy private excursions. We look forward to meeting you and showing you our beautiful Italy!

Important Information



Payment for this Florence Shore Excursion from la Spezia Shore Excursion can be made in EUROS directly to your driver on the Date of Tour, or prepaid in advance via PayPal or Credit Card online when you confirm your Tour.

If you wish to PREPAY you may do so online when CONFIRMING your BOOKING by SELECTING your preferred option of payment.



We kindly ask for any cancellations at least 7 days prior to Date of Service. 

Cancellations must be made by email and confirmed by us in order for your cancellation to be on record. We do NOT accept cancellations by phone, text message or 3rd party.

** Cancelations for PREPAID SERVICES will be refunded the Net Rate we receive from your prepayment.  Net Rate: actual service price minus PayPal/Credit Card fees retained by PayPal/Credit Card as they do not reimburse us the fees they retain from your payment.



Museums are CLOSED on Mondays, and on national holidays: January 1May 1 and December 25.

It is also NOT possible to visit museums on 1st Sunday of Each Month as these are "free museum days" with no advance no-line tickets, and the wait times to enter can be very long.

On these dates your museum visit will be substituted with other sites in Florence that best suit your interests and desires.

Please book your Academia Gallery or Uffizi Gallery no-line admission tickets in advance for the 11:30 AM time slot. Not reserving your museum visit in advance may result in a lengthy wait in line and the chance of missing the museum visit. Please book your tickets here and bring your Vouchers with you on the tour date.


  • It is not possible to visit both museums in one day without missing out on much of Florence.
  • Accademia Gallery takes about 1 hour to visit.
  • Uffizi Gallery takes about 2 hours to visit. Our clients prefer to book the Accademia Gallery in order to have more time to enjoy other sites in Florence.


ADMISSION TICKET into the church of Santa Croce is approximately 5 euros per person to be paid upon arrival


This tour provides an English speaking Private Driver who is NOT a Licensed Tour Guide.

Italy's laws prevent Drivers from acting as tour guides and accompany guests away from the vehicle to sightsee. Your Driver will be obliged to remain with the vehicle while you SELF TOUR away from the vehicle.


If you prefer to have a licensed local tour guide accompany you during your tour, we can make arrangements for you as a courtesy service to our clients. Tour Guides are paid separately at the end of the tour service in Euro funds. Please inquire for Tour Guide Fees and to reserve your private tour guide in Florence.



Port regulations do NOT permit any vehicles to enter the port of La Spezia

Cruisers are required to use the shuttle bus from their ship to exit the port where you will be met by your driver at the bus stop outside the main port gate.


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