Silversea Luxury Cruises Nach LIVORNO (Tuscany)

LIVORNO (Tuscany)
LIVORNO (Tuscany)
LIVORNO (Tuscany)
LIVORNO (Tuscany)

There are few more elegant places to salute the sunset than Terrazza Mascagni, Livorno’s refined chessboard piazza. A historic port, and a beachy gateway to Tuscany, Livorno welcomes you ashore to explore this enchanted Italian region's sun-soaked beauty, rich flavours and world-renowned fine art. Stay in Livorno to explore 'Piccolo Venezia', or ‘Little Venice’ - a quarter of the town that's laced with canals, little marble bridges and plenty of tempting eateries. View more

With its bustling market, fortresses and iconic waterfront, there’s plenty to keep you busy here, but most will be tempted to venture inland to explore more of Tuscany’s many charms and artistic wonders. Test your nose, as you breathe in the subtleties of Tuscany’s vineyard-draped scenery, and visit wineries showcasing the best of the renowned flavours of the Bolgheri wine-growing area. Or head out to Prato, where you’ll find tightly-woven textile history. Pisa’s showpiece tower is within reach, as is Florence’s city of immense and imaginative renaissance beauty. Admire the delicate carving of Michelangelo's masterpiece, the David statue, and note the provocative stance as he casts a dismissive glance towards Rome. Stand before the city’s majestic black and white cathedral - the Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore - with its colossal brick dome. The view down over Florence's river and grand dome from Piazzale Michelangelo, meanwhile, is one of Italy's finest. However you choose to spend your time in Tuscany, you’ll discover an artistic region, filled with beauty designed to appeal to every sense.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.

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LISBON Nach ROME (Civitavecchia)
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    Apr 09 2020
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BARCELONA Nach VENICE
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    Mai 03 2020
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    Mai 05 2020
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ROME (Civitavecchia) Nach BARCELONA
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    Mai 17 2020
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BARCELONA Nach ROME (Civitavecchia)
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Exkursionen in LIVORNO (Tuscany)

Bocelli Essence of Wine with Lunch

Experience the essence and flavours of the Bocelli Estate and Vineyards during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing excursion with lunch.


Livorno, Lajatico, Theatre of Silence

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive through the panoramic Tuscany en route to Lajatico, the hometown of Maestro Andrea Bocelli. Upon arrival, a visit is made to the enormous Teatro del Silenzio Arena - Theatre of Silence (this can be seen from the top of the hill), where the Maestro holds his annual concert each year. Following your visit, re-board your coach and head to the Bocelli Estate and Vineyards.


Bocelli Estate and Vineyards, Officine Bocelli, Wine Tasting, Museum, Tuscan Lunch

Upon arrival, lose yourself in the splendid Tuscan flavours and landscapes during a visit to the Bocelli Estate and Vineyards. Enjoy a delightful wine tasting accompanied by local specialties at the Officine Bocelli, where Alessio Bocelli, nephew of Andrea Bocelli, explains the history of his various wines. Following your wine tasting, explore the estate's museum, which is dedicated to the Maestro's achievements, then proceed for a four-course Tuscan lunch accompanied by Bocelli wine.


Bocelli Seaside Experience

Indulge your senses with the scenic splendour, elegance and flavours of the Bocelli Alpemare Beach Club during this relaxing, full-day sightseeing excursion.


Livorno, Pietrasanta, Free Time, Tuscan Riviera, Apuan Alps, Alpemare Beach Club, Forte dei Marmi

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to the historic town of Pietrasanta, nestled between the lively Tuscan Riviera and beautiful Apuan Alps. Upon arrival, commence your guided tour of the town. Afterward, some free time is made available to explore this lovely enclave at your leisure. Afterward, re-board your van and head to the beautiful Bocelli Alpemare Beach Club. Its location in Forte dei Marmi, situated between the Ligurian Sea and gorgeous Alps in the background, makes the Bocelli Alpemare Beach Club a true paradise.


Bocelli Wine Tasting with Local Specialities, Four-Course Tuscan Lunch with Bocelli Wine

Whilst relaxing at the Bocelli Alpemare Beach Club, enjoy a tasting of Bocelli wines accompanied by fresh fish appetisers. Afterward, indulge in a delicious, four-course lunch prepared by Chef Dario Leonardi and accompanied by a select Bocelli wine. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your minivan and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Castagneto Carducci and Lunch at Castello della Gherardesca

Experience the medieval beauty, grandeur and legacy of the Castagneto Castle during this picturesque, full-day sightseeing and culinary excursion.


Livorno, Castagneto Carducci Village Centre, Palazzo Comunale, Via Marconi

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Castagneto Carducci, one of the most popular villages on the Etruscan Coast of Tuscany. Perched on a hillside less than 6.2 miles (about ten kilometres) from the sea, the village centre of Castagneto has grown around the imposing medieval castle located on the hilltop. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour of this charming old village, a peaceful holiday destination that comes very much alive during the summer months. Along the way, see the imposing Palazzo Comunale, with its dominant position at the beginning of Via Marconi, a long street that makes its way downhill towards the coast. The Palazzo Comunale houses the city's Town Hall, and its offices.


Castagneto Castle and Gates, Cobblestone Streets, Village

Next, a very pretty lane leads you to the 10th-century Castagneto Castle, where you are escorted on an exclusive guided tour of the period rooms and family portrait gallery. See the spectacular view from the original rampart walk running between two lovely, enclosed gardens. Castagneto Carducci today is a lived-in castle and private mansion that is not typically open to the public. It has belonged to the same noble family of the Counts della Gherardesca for 32 generations, where the siblings of the current generation come to spend their summer holidays and reside during the year. Walk through the gates of the castle to enter the small cobblestone streets of the picturesque village, observe the local country lifestyle and enjoy many wonderful, unique and exclusive photo opportunities.


Guided Castle Tour, Family Portraits, Period Furnishings, Maps, Coat-of-Arms

Next, take a guided tour of the Castagneto Castle. The modern use of this imposing castle hasn't erased its history, which lives through the family portraits, period furnishings, maps and family trees with the most pedigreed Italian lineages intertwined. The coat-of-arms itself, the Half-Imperial Eagle, granted by Frederick I Holy Roman Emperor, embodies the major characteristics of the dynasty. The colour red evokes the heraldic copper and enemies' blood, and the colour gold symbolizes the land, fortified castles and property of the family that defended Tuscany from the costal invasions of Moors and Saracens. All of this speaks the language of the eldest spirit of the Tuscan art of war.


Cooking Demonstration, Lunch, Free Time, Castagneto Carducci Village

Following your castle tour, proceed for an interactive cooking demonstration in which the Chef of the Castle reveals the secrets of ancient recipes of Contessa Adriana (the mother of Gaddo, Sibilla and Manfredi), who passed away in 2005. Following your cooking lesson, proceed to one of the rooms of the castle for lunch consisting of the meal you have helped to prepare. After lunch, some free time is made available to explore the village of Castagneto Carducci with his charming alleyways. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Cooking Class in Livorno

Discover the secrets to preparing authentic and delicious Italian cuisine during this interactive, half-day cooking excursion with lunch.


Livorno, Aragosta Restaurant and Chef Introductions

Depart the pier for the short guided stroll to the Aragosta restaurant. Upon arrival, meet the chef and receive a brief introduction to the restaurant and today's activities. Afterward, your chef escorts you on a guided walking tour through the centre of town en route to Livorno's Central Market.


Central Market Tour and Local Speciality Tasting

Situated near the main canal, this huge Neo-Classical building dates from the late-19th century, and is open every morning from Monday to Saturday. Five entrances lead into the main food hall, where several shops and stalls sell meat, eggs, poultry, ham, cheese, bread, wine, and a vast selection of interesting specialities. There are two adjoining smaller halls; one dedicated to fresh fish, and the other to fruit and vegetables. The aroma of freshly-ground coffee is often the first to reach you from one of the coffee stalls. Following your market visit and shopping, proceed for a tasting of a local specialty made from chick pea flour, 'torta di ceci', then walk back to the Aragosta restaurant with the chef.


Interactive Cooking Class with Lunch

Upon arrival, begin your interactive cooking class. Learn about and help make fresh pasta with a delicious and traditional Norma Sauce (tomato, eggplants and salted ricotta cheese). Some local dishes are also part of the class. Seafood 'panzanella' is a rich and delicious variation on the classic panzanella. The concept of poor cuisine, based only on ingredients that can be picked from the kitchen garden, is lost, but the result is a new interpretation full of flavour. Fish balls are a delicious and light dish, and a specialty of this restaurant. Dessert consists of 'tiramisu', which is made of ladyfingers dipped in coffee, layered with a whipped mixture of eggs, sugar, and mascarpone cheese, and flavoured with cocoa. Following your cooking class, enjoy a lunch consisting of the dishes you've helped to prepare. At the conclusion of your visit, commence the short walk back to the pier.

Cooking Class with Lunch at Villa Delia

Indulge your senses with the exquisite beauty and flavours of Tuscany during this unforgettable, full-day, interactive cooking excursion with lunch.


Livorno, Tuscany, Hills, Farmhouses, Medieval Towns, Villa Delia Hotel & Cooking School

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to the heart of Tuscany, a sun-drenched land where time stands still. Tuscany is set amidst a serene countryside of ancient cypresses and gently-rolling hills with mellow stone farm houses, solitary monasteries, well-preserved medieval towns and picturesque walled villages. Upon arrival, head to the Villa Delia Hotel & Cooking School, nestled in the village of Ripoli, and begin your guided, interactive cooking class.


Interactive Cooking Lesson, Fresh Pasta and Ravioli, Lemon-Scented Chicken & Tiramisu, Lunch

Instructed by resident chef Marietta Menghi (Umberto's sister), with some courses also taught by Umberto Menghi and other regional chefs, the Villa Delia Cooking School specializes in pasta and Tuscan bread-making and rustic Tuscan cuisine, and offers you a unique and unforgettable experience of the tastes and life of Tuscany. During your interactive, guided cooking lesson, learn about the history of Tuscan cuisine, how to prepare fresh pasta and ravioli following ancient Italian traditions, and utilising flour, eggs and other ingredients. Lemon-scented chicken is the main course, and delicious tiramisu the dessert. Following your interactive cooking lesson, you are served a lunch consisting of the meal you have helped to prepare.


Pisan Hills, Lari Village, Church of St. Leonard and St. Mary of the Assumption

After lunch, re-board your coach and continue on to the nearby Tuscan village of Lari, situated where three ridges of the highest Pisan Hills meet and have been inhabited since Etruscan times. Upon arrival, some free time is made available to explore the city at your leisure. See the massive Castle, first erected in the early-Middle Ages, then rebuilt in the first-half of the 17th century. Other highlights include the 15th-century Church of St. Leonard and St. Mary of the Assumption, market arcade, and more. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Florence on your Own

Experience the spectacular medieval beauty, architecture and landmarks of Florence during this full-day tour of the city at your leisure. This is the perfect tour for all those who have been to Florence before or feel independent enough to explore it without the help of a local guide.


Depart the pier for the approximate 1.5-hour drive to Florence. En route, your guide provides you with historical and practical information about the city, along with a detailed map of the historical centre to make it easier to get around. This visit represents an ideal tour for visitors who have been to Florence before, or feel independent enough to explore the city without the help of a local guide.


Florence

Upon arrival in Florence, you are dropped off at Lungarno Pecori Giraldi. From here walk to Piazza Santa Croce which is a city of many layers, Florence is at once an overrun tourist magnet and a living, breathing Medieval city that is home to proud Florentines. The stomping ground of Michelangelo, Leonardo Da Vinci, Dante and Machiavelli, among others, Florence and its cultural importance cannot be overstated. It is home to three of the world's most renowned museums, the Uffizi,


Galleria dell'Accademia and the Bargello, and boasts an incredible number of important churches that house equally-important master works.

A walker's city, the centre of Florence is a compact labyrinth of alleys and piazzas. During your visit, the Ponte Vecchio, Boboli Gardens, Pitti Palace and the Duomo are but a few of the many exquisite sights the city has to offer.


Following your day in Florence on your own please return to Piazza Santa Croce at the appointed time for the approximate 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.

Guided Tour of Florence

Discover the exquisite beauty, art and architecture of Florence during a full-day tour of this historic city, along with some time for independent shopping and exploration.


Florence is the Italian city most celebrated by artists and poets. Each street, palace and building is living evidence of its glorious past and proud people.


Depart the pier in Livorno via coach for the approximate two-hour drive to Florence, with a comfort stop made en route. Upon arrival, meet your guide and commence your walking tour of the city.


Piazza del Duomo

Your tour begins at the Piazza del Duomo with an external visit of St. Mary of the Flower Cathedral. The church is adorned with an impressive façade decorated in white, green and pink Tuscan marble. Highlights to be seen during your visit include the Bell Tower, designed in 1334 by Giotto, and the Baptistery. Its celebrated doors, known as the 'Gates of Paradise', were commissioned in 1401 and designed by Lorenzo Ghiberti.


Piazza della Signoria

Your next stop is the Piazza della Signoria. It is Florence's second major piazza, and the political centre of the city because of its Town Hall, or 'Palazzo Vecchio'. The Piazza della Signoria is also known as an open-air museum thanks to its many statues, which include Cellini's Perseus, Giambologna's The Rape of the Sabine Women, Ammannati's Neptune Fountain and a replica of Michelangelo's famous David.


Ponte Vecchio

Your tour continues on with a visit to Ponte Vecchio, also known as the 'Old Bridge'. Ponte Vecchio dates back to 1345, and is the only bridge in Florence to escape being blown up during World War II. It originally housed the workshops of the butchers before they were driven away by the Grand Duke, Ferdinando I, due to the terrible noise and stench they created. Ponte Vecchio was subsequently used as a workplace for goldsmiths and silversmiths; their shops still remain here to this day.


Piazza di Santa Croce

The final stop on your guided tour is the eastern quarter of Santa Croce, home of the Piazza di Santa Croce. Upon arrival, an outside visit is made to the Franciscan Basilica that dominates this large square. Over the years, the basilica's construction involved a renowned cast of Florentine architects and masters, including Brunelleschi, Vasari, Giotto and Donatello. Each summer, the Piazza Santa Croce plays host to the 'Calcio in Costume'. During this historical game, the hefty men of the four quarters of Florence battle it out in an ancient mix of wrestling and soccer, and are cheered on by residents and visitors alike. For most of the year, however, the square is a peaceful open space surrounded by stately palazzo, and intimate pizzerias and restaurants.


Following your guided tour, ample time is made available for lunch on your own and shopping. At the conclusion of your visit, walk from the Piazza Santa Croce to the pick-up point at Lungarno Pecori Giraldi, then re-board your coach for the 1.5-hour return drive to the pier.

Lucca and the Garden of Palazzo Pfanner

Indulge your senses with the splendid beauty of historic Lucca and the Garden of Palazzo Pfanner during this half-day sightseeing excursion. Lucca deserves to be seen and admired not only for the works of art it encloses, but also for being a rare and precious example of an almost intact historic centre.

Lucca and Church of San Frediano

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to medieval Lucca. The impressive walls surrounding the city date from the 16th century, and enclose and isolate Lucca in their green parks, gardens and promenade. Upon arrival, take a guided walking tour through the town and its nearly-intact historic centre. Your first stop is at the Church of San Frediano (outside visit), popular for the large Byzantine mosaic inserted in its façade.


Roman Amphitheatre and Cathedral of San Martino

Next, proceed for a visit to the Roman Amphitheatre. Built outside the walls in the 1st or 2nd century, it is dotted with cafés and shops, and among the highlights of the town. Afterward, stop by the 6th-century Cathedral of San Martino for an outside view.


Piazza San Michele and Palazzo Pfanner Garden

Leaving the cathedral, continue on to the Piazza San Michele (inside visit). Located near the ancient Roman Forum, it has remained the centre of town for centuries. Your last stop is at the lovely Palazzo Pfanner Garden, which abuts the city walls and is centred on a large fountain and pool. Upon arrival, you are served prosecco wine and snacks in the garden.


Your tour concludes with some free time for shopping before re-boarding your coach for the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Explore the fascinating streets and squares of Lucca during a scenic and memorable half-day tour of this historic medieval city. Lucca endears itself to everyone who visits, hidden behind imposing Renaissance walls with cobbled streets, handsome piazzas and shady promenades; it makes for a perfect destination to explore by foot.


Depart the pier for the approximate 45-minute drive to Lucca. Upon arrival, your tour begins inside the massive red bricks walls, which were built between 1504 and 1645, and are amongst the best-preserved Renaissance defenses in Europe.


Lucca

Lucca is enclosed by massive red brick walls, which help to give the city its special character by shutting out traffic and the modern world. Within these walls, Lucca is a peaceful city of narrow lanes, preserving intact its ancient Roman street plan. Unlike several other Tuscany's cities, Lucca is flat; many locals use bicycles, which impart an additional charm to the city. This memorable outing is ideal for those looking to experience a Tuscan city that is rich in history, art and architecture, but is hidden from the crowds of tourists.


Church of San Michele

Along the way, an inside visit is made to the Church of San Michele in Foro, which stands on the site of the ancient Roman Forum. It has a wonderfully-rich Pisan Romanesque façade that competes in splendour with that of St. Martin.


Guinigi Tower

Another outside visit is then made to the Guinigi Tower, one of many in Lucca that belonged to the Guinigi family, rulers of the city in the 15th century. The tower has a small roof garden, with some trees sprouting incongruously at the top.


Anfiteatro Romano

Next, proceed to the Anfiteatro Romano, formerly the ancient Roman Amphitheatre. Today, it is enclosed by medieval houses that were built up against the walls of the amphitheatre. It's perfectly-preserved shape reminds us that Lucca was founded by the Romans in 180 B.C.


Church of San Frediano

From here, continue on to the Church of San Frediano, which is adorned with a striking façade and a 13th-century mosaic (outside visit only). Inside, there is a splendid Romanesque font and beautiful frescoes. In the chapel dedicated to Santa Zita, her well-preserved body is interred.


Church of San Martino

Your next stop is the Church of San Martino (outside visit only). Lucca's extraordinary cathedral, its façade abuts incongruously on to the campanile. St. Martin is the Roman soldier depicted on the façade dividing his cloak with a sword to share with a needy beggar.


Via Fillungo

The guided portion of your visit concludes at Via Fillungo, Lucca's principal shopping street, which winds its way through the heart of the city towards the Roman Amphitheatre.


Following your walking tour, some free time is made available for exploring the area and browsing the shops at your leisure before re-boarding your coach for the return drive to the pier.

Discover the beauty of Pisa during this scenic, half-day tour of the city's historic landmarks, including the world-renowned Leaning Tower of Pisa.


Since the beginning of the tourist brochure, Pisa has been known for just one thing, the Leaning Tower. However, this world-renowned landmark is but one component of the city's amazing religious core, the Campo dei Miracoli. Here, the Duomo, Baptistery and Camposanto complete an unrivalled quartet of medieval masterpieces. These and a dozen or so churches and palazzo scattered about the town belong to Pisa's 'Golden Age', which took place from the 11th to the 13th centuries when the city was still a port, and one of the maritime powers of the Mediterranean.

Pisa

Depart the pier for the approximate 45-minute drive to Pisa. Upon arrival at the parking area, walk to the Campo dei Miracoli and commence the guided portion of your tour.


Campo dei Miracoli

Since it was first laid out, Pisa's ecclesiastical centre has been known as the Campo dei Miracoli, or 'Field of Miracles'. The sight of it is as stunning today as it must have been to medieval travellers. Nowhere in Italy are the key buildings of a city arrayed with such precision, and nowhere else is there so beautiful a contrast of stonework and surrounding meadow.


Leaning Tower of Pisa

Your next stop is the Leaning Tower of Pisa (outside visit only). Underneath the pavement and turf of the Campo dei Miracoli lies a platform of saturated sandy soil, whose instability accounts for the tilting of the Leaning Tower. Begun in 1173, construction of the tower subsided when it had reached just three storeys in height. Over the ensuing 180 years, a succession of architects continued to extend it upwards until it was finally completed and topped with a bell-chamber in 1350. Leaving the Leaning Tower, proceed to the Duomo.


The Duomo

The Duomo was built in 1064, a century before the Campanile. With its four levels of variegated colonnades and subtle interplay of dark grey marble and white stone, the Duomo is the archetype of the Pisan Romanesque style; a model often imitated but never surpassed.


The Baptistery

A visit is then made to the Baptistery. The third building of the Miracoli ensemble, the circular Baptistery is a bizarre mix; its three storeys of Romanesque arcades peak in a crest of Gothic pinnacles and its dome is shaped like the stalk of a lemon.


Piazza dei Cavalieri

Leaving the Campo dei Miracoli, visit the Piazza dei Cavalieri. One of Pisa's most interesting sites, the Piazza dei Cavalieri is a large square that opens unexpectedly from the narrow back streets, and includes the site of the Roman Forum. The central civic square of Medieval Pisa, the Roman Forum was subsequently remodelled by Vasari and became the headquarters of the Knights of St. Stephen.


Palazzo dell'Orologio

On the western side of the square is the Renaissance-adapted Palazzo dell'Orologio. In 1208, the military leader Ugolino della Gherardesca, along his sons and grandsons, was starved to death in its tower as punishment for his alleged duplicity with the Genoese enemy.

Following your guided walking tour, some free time is made available for independent exploration before walking back to the parking area and re-boarding the coach for the approximate 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Rocca di Frassinello Winery with Lunch

Discover one of the most beautiful wineries in Tuscany during this unforgettable, full-day sightseeing excursion with lunch.


Livorno, Scenic Drive, Rocca di Frassinello Winery

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately two-hour drive to the Rocca di Frassinello Winery, with a comfort stop en route. The Rocca di Frassinello project was inspired by an idea to replicate the model of excellence set in motion by the Castellare di Castellina Winery in a new region.


Bolgheri, Scansano, Central Maremma, Gavorrano, Roccastrada, Land, Temperatures

The winery is located in the central Maremma area, between Bolgheri and Scansano, where a sort of geological foot can be found with the same characteristics as the Chianti and Montalcino terrains (of which this foot is, in fact, a kind of extension towards the sea). Therefore, the land is similar to Tuscany's most famous wine regions, but with one important difference; an average higher temperature 39.2 degrees Fahrenheit-42.8 degrees Fahrenheit (about four degrees Centigrade-six degrees Centigrade). As a result, grapes here are characterised by the ability to ripen from three-four weeks earlier. This area, so incredibly well-suited for cultivating grapes, is part of the Gavorrano and Roccastrada municipalities.


About the Winery

It is here where the first, and, so far, only French-Italian joint venture project for the production of wine took shape. The agreement between Castellare and Domaines Barons de Rothschild (Lafite), leading French wine brand in the world, brought the experience of Castellare in the cultivation and vinification of Tuscany's main vine variety, the famous Sangioveto, with Lafite's long standing know-how of classical French vines like Cabernet, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Shiraz. It took two years to bring together the five small farms that make up the approximately 1,235 (about 500 hectares) of the Rocca di Frassinello, a continuing project which today already sees approximately 222 acres (about 90 hectares) of planted vineyards.


Guided Estate, Winery and Cellar Tour, Vat Cellar, Barrel Room, Storehouse, Lunch with Wine

The addition of Renzo Piano, one of the most prestigious names in the world of design and architecture, to design the cellar rounds out this extremely ambitious venture. During your private, guided walking tour of the estate, explore the cellar and observe the production cycle, from the vat cellar to the barrel room and finishing up in the storehouse. Following your tour, proceed for lunch served with a selection of five wines, including Baffonero, the estate's finest wine. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your minivan for the approximately two-hour drive back to the pier, with a comfort stop en route.

Scenic Lucca by Bike

Experience the Old World beauty and landmarks of Lucca in an active new way during this invigorating, half-day bicycle excursion.


Livorno, Lucca

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 45-minute drive to Lucca. Erected in a plain crossed by the Serchio River, not far from the sea, Lucca has managed to remain a typical Italian city. Known as the 'Tuscan open-air museum', Lucca stands proudly with its three walls surrounding the old city centre, which kept the precious and original urban structure unchanged. Lucca conveys the impression of a peaceful and happy town. Motorcars have been almost completely banned inside the town walls, making it the ideal setting in which to enjoy your scenic and invigorating bicycle tour. Upon arrival at Lucca, proceed to the bike rental centre. After receiving your safety, riding and tour instructions, begin your picturesque, approximately two-hour guided bicycle tour of Lucca.


City Walls, Piazza San Michele, Palazzo Pretorio, Church of San Michele

Along the way, stops are made at some of the most beautiful and popular landmarks in the city. From the top of the walls, you can contemplate the city; the roof, tower-houses, alleys, buildings, and several stunning, timeless churches. The heart of the ancient town centre still retains its original rectangular, chessboard-like shape, typical of the Roman castrum, whose centre was what today is Piazza San Michele. An ancient trading site for traders and silk merchants in the beating heart of the city, Piazza San Michele is overlooked by two of the most beautiful and popular local buildings; the Palazzo Pretorio and 11th-century Church of San Michele. Following an inside visit to the church, continue on to the Piazza del Mercato.


Piazza dell'Anfiteatro, Roman Amphitheatre, San Martino Cathedral, San Frediano Church, Free Time

Among the great squares in Lucca, the Piazza dell'anfiteatro was built near the 2nd-century Roman Amphitheatre, the ruins of which are still visible today. Other destinations not to be missed are some churches in the city, a melting pot of art and history. Exterior photo stops are made at the Cathedral of San Martino and Church of San Frediano, a rare example of local Romanesque art. Following your tour, some free time is made available for shopping and independent exploration, or to simply relax and enjoy a coffee in an open-air café of the centre. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 45-minute drive back to the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Florence by Private Car

Explore Livorno (and/or the following sites: Florence / Pisa and Lucca) at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Florence by Private Van

Explore Livorno (and/or the following sites: Florence / Pisa and Lucca) at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car or van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Livorno (and/or the following sites: Siena / Siena and Chianti / Volterra and San Gimignano / Portofino / Cinque Terre) at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.

Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.


Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guide is English-speaking. Participation is limited to 2 guests per car. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Car & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Livorno, Lucca & Pisa at your leisure during this half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private car. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Full-Day)

Explore Livorno (and/or the following sites: Siena / Siena and Chianti / Volterra and San Gimignano / Portofino / Cinque Terre) at your leisure during your full-day (8-hour) sightseeing tour via private car or van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.



Please note: This tour is non-refundable if cancelled within 48 hours prior to arrival in the port. Actual vehicle type varies depending on availability. Guides are English-speaking. Participation is limited to 4-6 guests per van. The price, exclusive of meals, entrance fees and gratuities, is per vehicle. Therefore, when making your reservation, please indicate the number of vehicles, not the number of guests. Only one person in the party needs to reserve this program. Please see the Shore Concierge Office on board the ship to arrange your individual itinerary.

Silver Shore Privato: Private Van & Guide (Half-Day)

Explore Livorno, Lucca & Pisa at your leisure during your half-day (4-hour) sightseeing tour via private van. Customise your own itinerary or choose to see an overview of the area's highlights.


Depart the pier with your English-speaking guide in an air-conditioned car or van and discover the city and surrounding areas at your own pace. Your exclusive tour concludes back at the pier.

Super Class Tuscan Wines

Learn the secrets behind the cultivation, production and award-winning flavours of Super Tuscan wines during this half-day excursion to the Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci wine regions. Amongst the most enthralling and diversified wines in Italy, yet there is probably no term in Italian wine that is more slippery, vaporous and misunderstood than "super Tuscan".


Bolgheri

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximate one-hour drive to Bolgheri. En route, listen to the guide's commentary as you pass through the countryside of the Maremma region and take in splendid vistas of the cypress trees, olive groves, vineyards, gently-rolling hills, and the Tirreno Sea. Next, see the ancient castles and watchtowers dotting the rocky cliffs of the Mediterranean coastline, then drive along the famous 'Viale del Cipressi' before reaching the village of Bolgheri.


Argentiera Estate

After some free time to explore Bolgheri at your leisure, re-board the coach and proceed to the Argentiera Estate. Located on the coast of Northern Maremma approximately 31 miles (about 50 kilometres) south of Livorno, Argentiera is both the closest estate to the sea and the highest in altitude. It stretches from the plains up to the hills, and offers splendid views from Baratti in the south to Castiglioncello in the north, along with the islands of the Tuscan archipelago.


Winery Tour and Tasting

Upon arrival, take a guided tour of the estate, learn about the growing and production processes, and visit the cellars for a tasting of their Super Tuscan wines. These wines are some of the most prized and expensive wines in the country; some Argentiera wines have won international awards and were featured in Wine Spectator. Following your tour and tasting, re-board your coach for the approximate one-hour return drive to the pier.


Please note: This tour requires a moderate amount of walking (for approximately 1 km / 0.6 miles), with approximately 20 steps to negotiate at the cellars. This programme is not recommended for guests with limited mobility or for those who utilise a wheelchair. Guests must be able to embark/disembark the coach via steps. If the Argentiera Winery is not available, a visit to the Azienda Agricola Le Macchiole, Michele Satta or Podere Guado al Melo is substituted in its place. Participation is very limited; we suggest you book in advance to avoid disappointment. Minimum age to participate is 18 years old.

TICKET Accademia delle Belle Arti Museum

In 1784, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, Pietro Leopoldo, converted the friary of San Matteo and the convent of San Niccolò di Cafaggio to house the Gallery so students in the adjoining Accademia delle Belle Arti (Fine Arts Academy) could study the greatest works of the past.


Today, it is visited mostly by people who want to see Michelangelo's David. Undoubtedly the world's most famous sculpture, the museum also houses five other Michelangelo sculptures - the four unfinished Prisoners and St. Matthew - and a collection of Gothic and Renaissance paintings that were once in the Medici collections.


David

Michelangelo's David arrived in 1873, moved here from the Piazza della Signoria in order to better conserve it. A copy of the statue still stands in Piazza della Signoria where it formerly was displayed. Despite the familiarity of the statue's image, the sheer size of the marble statue comes as a surprise. Commissioned by the Opera del Duomo in 1501, the work was deliberately designed to symbolize the virtues of Republican Florence and freedom from foreign and papal domination. Recently, it has come to symbolize the ultimate symbol of the artistic and intellectual ambitions of the Renaissance.


The 16-foot high block of marble was transformed in 3 years into the work of art that was to establish, along with the Pietà displayed at the Vatican, Michelangelo's reputation as the foremost sculptor of his day. David was always intended as an outdoor sculpture which explains some of the extraordinary physical distortions evident in the statue, such as the overly large hands and head. Even the eyes are made to be looked at from below; when examined from statue eye level, in fact, the two eyes were found to be looking in different directions.


Accademia

Among the other works housed in the Galleria are Giambologna's original plaster copy of the Rape of the Sabines (original marble one located in the Loggia dei Lanzi in Piazza della Signoria), Botticelli's Madonna and Child and Madonna of the Sea, and a few works by Perugino, Filippino Lippi, Pontormo, Domenico Ghirlandaio and Bronzino. There is also an extensive collection of plaster models from the 18th century as well as early 13th century religious works by Giovanni di Milano, the Orcagna brothers, Taddeo Gaddi and others that were followers of Giotto.

TICKET Uffizi Gallery Museum

The Uffizi is the most important and visited museum in Florence. The Uffizi palace was designed and begun in 1560 by the architect Giorgio Vasari in the period when Cosimo de' Medici, first Grand Duke of Tuscany, was bureaucratically consolidating his recent takeover of power. Built in the shape of a horseshoe extending from Piazza della Signoria to the Arno River and linked by a bridge over the street with Palazzo Vecchio, the Uffizi were intended to house the administrative offices (uffizi) of the Grand Duchy. From the beginning, however, the Medici set aside a few rooms on the third floor to house the finest works of their collections. The Gallery was subsequently enriched by various members of the Medici family. Two centuries later, in 1737, the palace and their collection were left to the city by Anna Maria Luisa, the last Medici heir, and today houses one of the world's great art galleries.


Collection

In its 45 rooms, the Uffizi houses not only the best of Florentine paintings from the 14th and 15th centuries, but masterpieces from other parts of Italy as well as four centuries' worth of works from leading artists in Germany, Spain and Holland. Apart from paintings, the Uffizi exhibits ancient Roman and 16th century sculpture in its frescoed corridors.

Serious art lovers should visit the Uffizi at least twice. The museum is organized in chronological order from the 13th to the 18th centuries. Your first visit should cover Rooms 1-28, dedicated to the Florentine Renaissance (home to the most famous paintings). A second visit could deal with Rooms 29-45, devoted to the High Renaissance and Mannerism in Florence, with works that end in the 18th century.

Truffle Hunting in Tuscany

Learn all about the truffle from the forest to the kitchen during this memorable, full-day truffle-hunting excursion. Hunt for truffles in the woods of Tuscany and then enjoy your treasures in a delicious meal.


Savini Shop (or Nacci Shop) and Truffle Hunting

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately one-hour drive to Forcoli. Upon arrival, proceed to the Savini Shop (or either the Nacci Shop), a leading truffle producer for four generations. After being greeted by a family member, begin your guided tour through the stunning Tuscan countryside in search of the prestigious truffle.


Truffle Selection and Production

Along the way, the Savinis teach you how to recognise, select and cook truffles. In addition, learn all about the different varieties of truffles and the truffle-production cycle, including gathering, selection, cleaning, packaging, and more.


Lunch with Truffles

Following your truffle-hunting session, proceed for lunch back at the Savini Shop or Nacci Shop, then re-board your coach and commence the approximately one-hour drive back to the pier.

Volterra and San Gimignano

Indulge your senses with the splendid Medieval beauty, history and architecture of Tuscany during this full-day excursion to Volterra and San Gimignano.


Volterra

Depart the pier for the scenic, approximately 1.5-hour drive to Volterra, one of the most important historical Tuscan towns, first great Etruscan cities and Roman settlements. On the approach to Volterra, take in a stunning view of the town and its imposing fortress perched on an approximately 1,820-foot (about 555-metre) hill of yellow clay rocks.


Upon arrival in Volterra, take a guided walking tour through the streets of the town centre. Pass by the 4th-century A.D. Etruscan Arch, or 'Arco Etrusco', and the Duomo Cathedral, home of Guglielmo Pisano's The Last Supper and Fra Bartolomeo's The Annunciation. Additional sights to be seen include the Piazza dei Priori, a beautiful square dominated by the 13th-century Palazzo dei Priori, and the exterior of the Roman Theatre. Situated just outside the city walls, it is among the best-preserved ancient Roman theatres in Italy.


Following your walking tour Volterra's town centre, some free time is made available for lunch, shopping and independent exploration before re-boarding your coach for the drive to San Gimignano.


San Gimignano

The walled city of San Gimignano is renowned for its 14 Medieval towers, which once numbered in excess of 70 during the height of the Guelph-Ghibelline conflict. Despite the profusion of souvenir shops lining the main drag, San Gimignano is home to a wide array of spectacular Renaissance art. Upon arrival you will have some free time for shopping and independent exploration. At the conclusion of your visit, re-board your coach and commence the approximately 1.5-hour drive back to the pier.

An Introduction to Silversea Cruises

The romance of the seas, small ship sizes and intimate atmosphere, Silversea has long been a leader in the ultra-luxury market. Travelling to both iconic and secluded ports, Silversea’s award-winning itineraries inspire wanderlust and exploration. With over 900 destinations, longer port stays and more late-night departures than ever before, even the savviest traveler will find something new. A butler for every suite, a complimentary in-suite bar stocked with your preferences, all-inclusive exquisite dining, award-winning onboard entertainment and an unparalleled space to guest ratio all contribute to the Silversea experience. Not forgetting our famed Italian hospitality, where new faces become old friends. Bienvenuti a bordo.