The city of Livorno is easily reachable thanks to the harbour and the nearby airport of Pisa, and it’s located in a strategic position to visit the most important cities of art in Tuscany (Pisa, Firenze, Lucca, Siena), the islands of Tuscan Archipelago, the lively and friendly Versilia with Forte dei Marmi and Viareggio.
Like many “minor” Italian cities, Livorno is also unexpectedly rich of a proper charm, with its colorful and lively waterfront on which follow with unusual harmony the prestigious Naval Academy, the historical lido Pancaldi, the walk of Mascagni Terrace with its particular chequered floor, the Acquarium, the typical “Kiosks” and the countless gastronomic proposal where you can taste the best food of Livorno.
Obligatory stop is the picturesque district Venezia with its Fortezze Medicee (forts) and canals dotted with small boats and fishermen’s cellars. If you want to see Livorno from a different point of view, then you should enjoy a boat-trip around the canals.
If you want to merge yourself in the city’s heart, don’t forget to visit the Market of Vettovaglie, the biggest covered market in Europe, where you can wander through the small artisan shops and stalls selling slow food and local traditional products.
The lovers of prose and opera will find of great interest theGoldoni Theater season, while the lovers of art can admire the masterpieces of Macchiaioli in Fattori’s Museum and visit the birthplace of Amedeo Modigliani.
And in order to have a panoramic view of the city of Livorno and its sea, we strongly advise you to visit Montenero’s hill and the Sanctuary with its famous collection of ex-voto.
Continuing south along the Etruscan Coast and along the beautiful stretch sheer of Romito coast, you will reach the small town of Castiglioncello, surrounded by pine forest, where you can spend relaxing moments. Otherwise, the wine lovers can take an enogastronomic experience through the “Strada Del Vino”, among Bolgheri and Castagneto Carducci’s hills, visit the renewed wineries and wine producers, taste the excellent Sassicaia and Ornellaia wine, and savor the best of rustic Tuscan cuisine in the characteristic inns disseminated in the lanes of picturesque medieval suburbs.