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Ross - Answered a Question by PARKER (11 Sep 07 09:01)

This is very easy to do: To get from Livorno to Pisa you need to take the shuttle from the ship to downtown then the No1 bus to the station: note, buy bus ticket from news-stand (round trip) Catch the train to Pisa Train times: Leave Livorno Centrale 0911 arr Pisa 0936, Leave Livorno Centrale 1000 arr Pisa 1015, Leave Livorno Centrale 1225 arr Pisa 1240, Leave Pisa 1545 arr Livorno 1601 Leave Pisa 1639 arr Livorno 1649 Leave Pisa 1721 arr Livorna 1726 .

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Arkley - Answered a Question by PARKER (11 Sep 07 19:46)

Ill just mention that there is nothing else in pisa except the leaning tower, if you were going there then you wouldnt need much time at all in pisa.

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collins - Answered a Question by PARKER (11 Sep 07 23:34)

As Ros replied, it is so easy to do. The only thing I would try and do before hand is book your place if you want to go up the tower, as this is done at intervals. We arrived around mid day and the earliest we could book would have been on the 6.00 tour, our shiup would have gone by then. However I do not know if you can do this prior to your visit, contact the tourist board. It is worth the effort as its a nice place and so clean (we thought.

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GATTY - Answered a Question by PARKER (14 Sep 07 19:42)

We did it, but it was quite a few years ago. We caught a local bus which took less than half an hour and then had a short walk to the leaning tower - easy, and cheap.

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Gurney - Answered a Question by PARKER (14 Sep 07 20:05)

As Ross has said it is very easy and cheap by public transport plus if you dont want all day in Pisa you can go on by train to Florence Get off the ship as early as possible that way you will beat most of the other tourist tours and buy your tickets for the tower climb and cathedral etc as soon as you get to the site.

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Berry - Answered a Question by PARKER (14 Sep 07 22:39)

Hi. We caught the bus from the port into town, then another bus to the train station, the train to Pisa, then another bus to the tower. It sounds horrendous, but it really wasn't too bad, lots of people do it themselves - and it saved us a fortune compared to the cost of the excursion offered by the ship. It cost a total of about 9 euros. We really enjoyed the tower, but you don't need much time there (unless you want to wait to go up the tower). We were back on board in time for lunch. Hope you enjoy it. Ja.

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Rock - Answered a Question by PARKER (15 Sep 07 02:56)

Absolutely true...there is nothing in Pisa except the Leaning Tower. Just take a train to the Campo and see it for yourself cheaply. Don't book a tour.

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Marston-Leach - Answered a Question by PARKER (15 Sep 07 09:25)

I did this independent trip last year to Florence. Pisa is a few stops before Florence. We took the shuttle bus from the ship, then got on a bus to Livorno station. Thre we went into a shop and purchased train tickets. The journey on the train is about 1 hour and 1 1/2 hours to Florence. We were on a Royal Caribbean cruise who gave us a lot of information on travelling independently. It sounds complicated, but it wasn't. A lot of us did this, and we did the same for Rome. Wonderful. Marily.

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Foster - Answered a Question by PARKER (16 Sep 07 16:33)

Via the net, hire a self-drive car from Livorno, hire garage on dockside, drive to Pisa then either along coast to fishing villages etc or into hills to Lucca which is very nice. Hie car really cheap. Would not drive into Rome though.......!!

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Cowland - Answered a Question by PARKER (17 Sep 07 18:27)

Use the port shuttle bus that takes you into the square in Livorno. From there buy a ticket at the small shop selling bus and train tickets. !2 Euros covers your cost on the NO 1 bus to the railway station and the train to Pisa. Very easy and very cheap. Same route for Florence. Information desk in the square at Livorno sells tickets for the canal boat trips but note they only run in the morning. We were caught out cos we did Pisa in the morning and came back to do the canals in the afternoon.

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