Museums - Livorno Cruise Port


Livorno's Museums

Museums Overview

Besides the Museum Fattori which is one of the highlights of Livorno, four other museums are worth a visit when calling at the cruise port - the Natural History Museum, the Sacred Art Museum, the Modigliani House and the Yeshivà Marini Jewih Museum although the latter only opens by appointment.

Museo di Storia Naturale del Mediterraneo
(Natural History Museum of Livorno)

Editor Likes: Housed in the Villa Henderson (18th century), the museum boasts a wonderful collection of flora and fauna from land and sea, as well as information on the geological history of the region. Visitors can also enjoy the botanical gardens in the grounds of the museum.

Photo of the Natural History Museum in Livorno by Pasquale Gucciardo
WHERE: It is a 30-minute walk from the City Centre, just 100 meters off Piazza Roma.
Address: Via Roma, 234
Open: Tuesday to Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday: 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm>
Closed: Mondays and Holidays
Entrance: Adults: €10.00 (Euros)
Children: €5.00 (Euros)
Amenities: Very good for visitors with walking difficulties. It offers free Wi-Fi.
Website: Official Site

NOTES: Off the beaten track museum, the Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing bus stops close by. Bus #5 from Piazza Grande stops at Piazza Roma (20 minute ride) just a 5-minute walk from the Museum.

Museo Diocesano Leonello Barsotti
(Sacred Art Museum)

Editor Likes: Built around a small chapel, the museum contains the sacred art owned by the Diocese of Livorno, including paintings, tapestries and silver items dating as far back as the 16th century.

Photo of the Sacred Art Museum in Livorno
WHERE: North of Piazza della Republica.
Address: Via del Seminario 61.
Open: Monday to Friday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Tuesday and Thursday: 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm.
Saturday: By appointment only.
Phone: (39) 0586 276211
Website: Official Site

NOTES: Its at walking distance from Piazza della Repubblica.

Casa Natale Amedeo Modigliani
(Amadeo Modigliani Museum House)

Editor Likes: The birthplace of the famous painter Amedeo Modigliani, who was born into a Jewish family in 19th century Livorno, is located at number 38 Via Roma, just a few yards from Piazza Attia. Only open in the mornings, visitors are invited to walk through the life of Modigliani, as documents, photographs, and other memorabilia from his life are on display.

Photo of the Amadeo Modigliani Museum House in Livorno
WHERE: Just off Piazza Attias - south of the city centre
Address: Via Roma 38, 1st Floor (no lift).
Closed: April 25, May 1, August 15.
Entrance: €5,00 (Euros)

NOTES: Be aware that the house doesn't have a lift and is on the first floor. No more than 25 visitors are allowed at one time. The Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing bus has a stop close by.

Museo Ebraico Yeshivà Marini
(Yeshivà Marini Jewish Museum)

Editor Likes: This is a stunning Jewish museum that houses a rare collection of sacred parchments and furniture taken from the old Jewish synagogue and elsewhere. The collection is from the 17th to the 20th century, but there is also a hekhàl from the 16th century, in which are contained the rolls of the Torah. The museum also has a carved and gilded wooden ark that has been restored to its original state of beauty.

Photo of the Yeshivà Marini Jewish Museum in Livorno
WHERE: North of Piazza della Republica
Address: Via Micali 21
When: Only opens by appointment | email:
Phone: Phone: (39) 0586 893361 | Mobile: (39) 3392997687.

NOTES: Amaranta Service offers a guided tour (included in a Jewish Tour of Livorno).

Museums Highlights

Museo Civico Giovanni Fattori
(Fattori's Museum)

Photo of the Sacred Art Museum in Livorno by R. Rosado

Photo: R. Rosado © IQCruising

Sightseeing Museums

City Sightseeing Bus
and Museum Stops

Photo of the Sacred Art Museum in Livorno by R. Rosado

City Sightseeing Bus - The City Sightseeing Bus that tour Livorno is one of the easiest ways to travel around the city and visit the Natural History Museum, the Modigliani's House and of course the Museum Fattori (one of the highlights of the city) - all these with Hop-On Hop-Off stops close by.

City Sightseeing Website

Guided Tours:
Jewish Heritage
... and Modigliani House

Photo of Jewish Museum in Livorno

Amaranta Service - Since 1998 Amaranta Service has been focusing on guided tours to the lesser know sites of Livorno - the Jewish Museum (including a visit to the Synagogue) and Modigliani's House are two of the best sites that they offer.

Amaranta Website

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Last Update: January 21, 2016

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