Highlights - Livorno Cruise Port

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Top 12 Highlights in Livorno


As mentioned before Livorno is not the most charming town of Tuscany but it has a few interesting attractions for the cruise ship passenger that has visited the main attractions of Tuscany or for those that just want to spend a relaxing day in port without all the traveling involved to explore Florence, Siena or Lucca. Exploring the city center of Livorno on your own is easy and, being absolutely flat, physically undemanding.

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A few highlights like the Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori, the Acquario Comunale Giacinto Cestoni and the Passeggiata Mascagni are not at walking distance from the city center but are close enough and easy to reach. However, public transportation is very easy to navigate.

Bus# 1 runs between Piazza Grande and Ardenza along Viale Italia and has stops close to the Aquarium and next to Passeggiata Mascagni, both at walking distance to the Museum Fattori. Just make sure that you buy bus tickets at the Newsstands on the Piazza Grande (strongly advisable to buy two tickets so that you don't have to look for another kiosk on the way back). Bus #1 to the Ardenza stops in front of McDonalds - the opposite side of the Cathedral - heading right (West) when facing the Duomo.

Another option is to get on the Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing Bus, which have been operating since 2009 and tour the city with multilingual audio guides; this has become an easy way to explore the highlights. The Hop-On Hop-Off Buses have stops next to major highlights and also to other attractions like the Natural History Museum, the Modigliani's House, most churches, and landmarks.

Cruising the canals of Livorno has become another attractive way of exploring the city as it offers a unique perspective of the city - one of the highlights is the stretch under the Piazza Republica, which is considered one of the largest bridges in Europe. It is also an interesting way of seeing both the Fortezza Nuova and the Fortezza Vecchia (the Old and New Forts). Wherever, and whatever, the cruise ship passenger decides to explore always keep in mind that Livorno was heavily bombed during WWII and many areas clearly show the 'scares' of devastation.

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Cattedrale di San Francesco
(St. Francis Cathedral)

Photo of St. Francis Cathedral or Duomo in Livorno


Major church in Livorno.
Completely destroyed during WWII, it was rebuilt to ...

Chiesa di Santa Catarina
(St. Catherine's Church)

Photo of St. Catherine's Church in Livorno


Major church in Piazza dei Domenicani.
Completely destroyed during WWII, it was rebuilt to ...

Via della Madonna
(Madonna Street)

Photo of Via della Madonna's churches in Livorno


Pedestrian Religious Art display.
This is a pedestrian street where three of the most famous churches of the city... ...

Quartieri Venezia
(Venice Quarter)

Photo of a canal in the Venice Quarter in Livorno


An entire neighborhood of Renaissance charm.
The heart of the city development implemented when the Medici took over...

Fosso Reale
(Royal Canal)

Photo of Fosso Reale in Livorno


Invitation to sightsee Livorno on a cruise.
Originally designed to function as a moat to protect the pentagonal city built by ...

Mercatto Centrale
(Central Market)

Photo of the interior of the Central Market in Livorno


The huge food market is a major landmark.
Located on the main canal, the market is open in the mornings ...

Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori
(Fattori's Museum)

Photo of St. Catherine's Church in Livorno


Only public art gallery in Livorno.
A visit to this Art Gallery is an inviation to discover works ...

Aquario “D. Cestoni”

Photo of the entrance of the Aquarium in Livorno


Major attraction in Livorno for children.
The Aquarium houses 65 tanks which contain approximately 1200 marine animals ...

Monumento dei Quattro Mori
(Four Moors Monument)

Photo of the Four Moors Monument in Livorno


An iconic monument to the Medici in Livorno.
Located in the Piazza del Padiglione, the statue of Ferdinand II is surrounded by ...

Teatro Goldoni
(Goldoni's Theater)

Photo of the facade of the Goldoni's Theater in Livorno


Music, Drama and Museum Venue.
Originally named "Leopold Theatre", the Goldoni Theater is Livorno's ...

(New Synagogue)

Photo of New Synagogue in Livorno

Religious Site

One of the major synagogues in Italy.
The original synagogue was once one of the most beautiful of its kind in all of Europe ...

Terrazza Mascagni
(Mascagni's Terrace)

Photo of Terrazza Mascagni in Livorno


Revisiting glorious days.
Built in the 1920s this spot from which people can enjoy views of the beach ...

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Last Update: January 21, 2016

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