Cruise stopover in Livorno

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Cruise stopover in Livorno

Cruise stopover in Livorno

How to exit the cruise port in Livorno

During your stopover in Livorno, you are probably wondering how to leave the cruise port safely. When you arrive, cruise lines usually offer tickets in your cabin to reach Piazza del Municipio by bus, just 3 minutes from the port, for a price of 7.99 euros (but personally, I find these exaggerated prices, so I prefer to walk there in just 5 minutes).

As soon as you disembark from the boat, you will find hostesses at the exit of the terminal who will provide you with pink tickets, free to leave the port (because it is large and difficult to walk on foot). These tickets, offered by the port of Livorno , are also delivered by agents of MSC, Costa and other companies. Board this free shuttle, which will take you out of the port in just 3 minutes. Then, a short 5-minute walk will take you to Piazza del Municipio, which is in the immediate vicinity.

Visit Pisa from Livorno

Pisa, a stopover that will enchant you! From my first visit to Livorno, I was seduced by the undeniable charm of this city. Pisa, with its lively alleys, quaint restaurants and majestic monuments, simply captivated me.

Whether you’re a cruise veteran or a newcomer, this excursion is a must. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to discover Pisa when you stopover in Livorno. And to get there, you have the choice between different options, suitable for all budgets: whether it is the train for only 5.60 euros or a private bus for around 20 euros. I will explain everything to you in detail!

How to get to Pisa?

→ By train

This is the most economical option. From Livorno Centrale station, direct trains to Pisa Centrale run approximately every 30 minutes. The journey takes 17 minutes and costs 5.60 euros return per person. The train station is 3 km from the cruise port. You can go there on foot (20 mins), by bus (10 mins) or by taxi in 7 mins (8/10 euros per trip).

→ By private bus – Transfer to the Tower of Pisa A/R

A round-trip transfer to the Leaning Tower of Pisa by private bus is available for 19 euros. This option is 7 times cheaper than the excursion sold on cruise ships. Reserve your place in advance, but first, take the free bus (with the pink ticket) to Piazza del Municipio (5 minutes walk). The private bus will wait for you in the square with an agent recognizable by his green sweater and red sign.

Transfer to the Tower of Pisa A/R

Excursion to Livorno – Transfer to the Tower of Pisa Return

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→ Departure from Livorno (piazza del Municipo)

Board a comfortable, air-conditioned bus and explore the medieval city of Pisa. Arrival at Piazza dei Miracoli.

Take advantage of your free time to explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site

  • Visit the Leaning Tower of Pisa, one of Italy’s most iconic monuments
  • Admire Pisa Cathedral, a magnificent Romanesque church
  • Visit the Pisa Baptistery, an octagonal building with magnificent sculptures
  • Discover Campo Santo, a medieval necropolis

→ Return to Livorno

For information:

The bus takes on average 30 minutes to go to Pisa. We arrive at 10:30 a.m. in Pisa. We have 3/3.5 hours of time to visit the city. Pisa being a compact city, this time is more than enough to capture every precious moment, taste local delicacies and even find some souvenirs… The duration of 4 hours therefore includes transport time.

From Livorno Cruise Port: Bus Transfer to Pisa and Lucca

Cruise stopover in Livorno

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Discover the treasures of Tuscany on a flexible excursion designed to fit around cruise schedules. Explore the charming cities of Lucca and Pisa with an affordable excursion service, including guaranteed on-time return to your ship.

On this tour, explore the picturesque streets of Lucca and see iconic sites like the Guinigi Tower and Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. Take a guided tour for in-depth exploration or enjoy free time to wander at your own pace.

Next, head to Pisa to discover the famous Piazza dei Miracoli with its iconic leaning tower. Choose an option that includes climbing the tower for an unforgettable experience. Whatever your preference, this excursion guarantees you an enriching day in Tuscany, without logistical worries.

→ Always check your stopover times in your travel diary. If your boat leaves at 5:30 p.m. this excursion is not for you, take the one just above.😛

Visit Livorno

At the exit of the port of Livorno you will find taxis available. However, be careful if you want to visit the city. Some drivers may try to offer you exorbitant prices, up to three times higher than normal. Don’t give in and always negotiate!

Another interesting option if you  only want to visit Livorno  is to opt for  tourist buses . Opt for the tourist bus to Livorno. You can hop off and hop back on at each stop, giving you the flexibility to see all the must-see sites and move between locations as you prefer. This is truly an undeniable advantage for exploring the city in complete freedom. Price 19 euros.

What to do in Livorno outside of Pisa?

  • Take a stroll through the Venezia Nuova District . A neighborhood with picturesque canals and Renaissance architecture, built by the Medici in the 16th century. I grant you it’s not Venice but it’s very nice all the same.
  • Visit the Fortezza Nuova . An imposing 16th century fortress which offers breathtaking views of the city and the sea.
  • Discover the Giovanni Fattori Civic Museum , dedicated to the work of this 19th century Italian realist painter from Livorno.
  • Enjoy the beaches of Livorno , such as Spiaggia di Cala Marzocco or Spiaggia del Viticcio (my favorite).
  • Take a boat trip to the islands of the Tuscan archipelago, such as Capraia or Elba.
  • Immerse yourself in the lively atmosphere of the Mercato delle Vettovaglie . A covered market where you’ll find everything from fresh produce to souvenirs. It’s not Barcelona’s boqueria mercado, but it’s worth a visit.

Hop-On Hop-Off bus to visit Livorno

For those who only want to visit Livorno, the tourist bus is an interesting option. It allows you to get off and back on at each stop, giving you the flexibility to discover all the must-see sites at your own pace. Price: 19 euros.

Hop-On Hop-Off bus to visit Livorno

Cruise stopover in Livorno

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Explore Livorno at your own pace and convenience with a one-day hop-on hop-off bus ticket. Hop on and off at any of the city’s eight stops to explore the must-see sites at your leisure.

Florence and Pisa tour

Do you want to visit Florence? – Guided bus excursion to Florence and Pisa

Cruise stopover in Livorno

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This departure is directly from the port of Livorno, you don’t have to walk far; the bus will wait for you at the exit of the port. For cruise passengers with a stopover in Livorno from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., this is perfectly suited, as you can choose the time that suits you to depart from the port. Personally, I opted for the 10 a.m. excursion.🤪

  • Immerse yourself in Italian Renaissance scenes at the Duomo of Florence
  • Admire the Gothic architecture of the Basilica of Santa Croce
  • Take photos of iconic sites like the Ponte Vecchio bridge.
  • Discover the history of the Florentine Republic in Piazza della Signoria.
  • Explore Pisa’s Square of Miracles and admire the Leaning Tower of Pisa.

The best activities in Livorno

Cruise stopover in Livorno

Discover the best activities in Livorno! Whether you want to explore Pisa by train, enjoy a private bus excursion to the Leaning Tower of Pisa, or simply relax and explore Livorno and its surroundings, we have everything planned to make your stopover unforgettable. Click below to discover our recommendations and book your activities now!

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