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Getting a cab in Naples.  Easy as pie.

 

If you want to hire a cab for the entire day to take you down the coast or whatever, they will accost you as you walk through the first gate.

 

If you just want a ride into town, walk past the guys who want to hire our for the day.  Follow the orange line from the front door the Stazione Marittima, to the Picnic Bar. The purple T stands for Taxi and they will be lined up right there. Walk to the front of the line and the cabbies will tell you which cab to get into. Writing down your destination helps.

 

If you want to walk out into the local area, follow the blue line. It is an uphill climb.

 

 

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On 9/1/2019 at 12:01 AM, Peregrina651 said:

 

I just did a quick look at the tours that Viking may be offering to Florence. They all focus on the sites that are within the old part of the city where the tour bus are not permitted to drive and they are marked as demanding. You will be dropped at one edge of the restricted zone and will  meet the tour bus a few hours later on the far side of restricted zone. Not only is it a long walk from one side to the other but it is on cobblestones.

 

Cabs and cars have access. Look at taking the OYO bus to Florence and then hiring a guide with a car who can drive you from site to site. Or find out about hiring a pedicab ( I think I saw them on the streets).

 

Lucca is a lot of walking. The bus drops you at the gate to the walked city and then you walk the rest of the time. We did the OYO. The tour escort walked us from the bus to the place where we would meet at the end of the tour. Cute town, especially when it isn't raining -- but again old city with cobblestone streets.

 

The tours to Pisa basically take you to see the tower. They drop you several blocks away.

 

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On 9/1/2019 at 10:22 PM, Peregrina651 said:

Getting a cab in Naples.  Easy as pie.

 

If you want to hire a cab for the entire day to take you down the coast or whatever, they will accost you as you walk through the first gate.

 

If you just want a ride into town, walk past the guys who want to hire our for the day.  Follow the orange line from the front door the Stazione Marittima, to the Picnic Bar. The purple T stands for Taxi and they will be lined up right there. Walk to the front of the line and the cabbies will tell you which cab to get into. Writing down your destination helps.

 

If you want to walk out into the local area, follow the blue line. It is an uphill climb.

 

 

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Thank you so much!

 

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On 8/31/2019 at 4:51 PM, -Lew- said:

 

The port of Livorno is not walkable at all.  You'll need to take a taxi or whatever other mode of transportation might be available to get out of the port.  There are rental cars available if you're so inclined.

 

Livorno is a good port to do a ship's or private tour...

Thank you!

 

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On 5/5/2019 at 2:02 PM, Heidi13 said:

Suggest checking the Viking Ocean Roll Calls for Viking Sky and selecting the Roll Call for your specific cruise. Noted they have a couple of existing roll calls for November. This will put you in contact with other passengers on your cruise and hopefully learn from others regarding private tours.

 

Here is the link to the Viking Sky

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/786-viking-sky-roll-calls/

 

You can also research the ports in the Cruise Critic Ports of Call. Here is the Meddy link

https://boards.cruisecritic.com/forum/472-mediterranean-eastern-amp-western/

 

On 9/1/2019 at 9:34 PM, Pyroforyou said:

There are a few taxies that are near the bus stop off spot in florence. Very hard to use a walker or cane in the cobblestones. There is an eco tour you can search for that uses golf cars and are very good if you have 2 couples. I arranged this for my parents last time we went there. Lucca was great and so pretty. If you really want to enjoy Florence then why not stay over night. No question you need advanced tickets to Uffizi or Plazzo Vecchio secret tour

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On 9/1/2019 at 8:34 PM, Pyroforyou said:

 No question you need advanced tickets to Uffizi or Plazzo Vecchio secret tour

You can go online and order tickets for both locations with specific admitting times, but do it way in advance as they sell our quickly in the summer tourist season. Almost anywhere in Italy you will be doing a lot walking and public restrooms are not easy to find, keep that in mind for your older parents.

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