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Livorno

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2nd October, 2016

After the last few ports where we were the only cruise ship and the main attraction, we found ourselves today in Livorno with three other passenger vessels. After all, Tuscany is renowned for its art and architecture, history and evocative landscape. Its undulating countryside, peppered with vineyards and olive groves, compliments its beautiful cities.  A stop in Livorno puts you within easy reach of many attractions, particularly appealing at this time of a year when the weather is just right.

Today’s ‘Easy Peasy Pisa’tour was perfect for those who preferred not to walk too far, but did not want to miss the city's highlights. After a short coach drive from the port, guests could see the main sights of Pisa from a small 'trolley train' that runs on rubber tyres through the city streets. First it took them to the Piazza dei Miracoli, where they saw the Cathedral, Baptistry and the famous Leaning Tower. Once they arrived at this beautiful square they could simply relax at the café, or follow the guide for a short orientation walk and an explanation of the monumental buildings around the square. After some free time for shopping, photography, and browsing, they re-joined the trolley train for an orientation tour of Pisa. The route passed the Gothic Chiesa della Spina, the old port, the Town Hall and the Piazza dei Cavalieri.

Every now and then, we do something special for our hard working crew and today we organized a tour to Pisa just for them. They travelled to this lovely place to take a photo against the Leaning Tower and spend some time enjoying themselves, before returning to the ship.

All on board today was at 17:30 and shortly after we let go all lines.  On clearing the narrow harbour entrance we set a course south towards our next port of call for this cruise – Civitavecchia in Italy.

Captain Krzysztof Majdzinski

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