Shopping - Livorno Cruise Port

Best Shops and Streets in Livorno

Overview

Livorno’s doesn’t have the amazing fashion design shops that the cruise ship passenger will find in Florence, nor exclusive products like the ‘alabaster’ to be found in Volterra. But, being a city of a reasonable size, it boasts some well-known brands like H&M, Zara or Benetton. Naturally, there are also small boutiques and a few jewelry shops.

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Most shops are to be found in two main streets: Via Grande, which crosses the historical center between the ‘Porto Mediceo’ and the ‘Piazza della Repubblica’; and Via Ricasoli on the southern area of the city. Via Grande is impossible to miss and is very close to the Shuttle bus stops that transport the cruise ship passenger to the city center. Via Ricasoli is a bit farther away but at walking distance – less than a mile away – and is where most ‘high-end’ boutiques are to be found.

For basic needs, there is a supermarket - ‘Conad’ – at the west end of Via Grande, and a number of pharmacies. If the cruise ship passenger wishes to have a light lunch in between a shopping spree, there are a few nice places for a quick bite – some even offer Free WI-Fi. To cash or exchange money, there are a few ATM’s close by and also the only ‘Exchange Bureau’ in Livorno.

The nicest aspect of shopping in Livorno is the fact that the cruise ship passenger will find a number of highlights and landmarks very close to the main shopping streets. The ‘Duomo’ (Cathedral) is right in the middle of Via Grande; ‘Via della Madonna’ is a few meters away and leads to the ‘Mercato Centrale’, the Four Moors Monument is just off the West end of Via Grande. If going as far as ‘Via Ricasoli’, you will need to cross the ‘Fosso Reale’ and the ‘Teatro Goldoni’ is just around the corner.

Very much off the beaten track, Livorno has a large shopping mall – ‘Centre Commerciale Fonti del Corallo’ – a couple of miles east of the city center (behind the Train Station). At the end of Via Ricasoli, tucked in a corner of ‘Piazza Attias’, ‘Coin’ is a small department store.

Opening Hours

FOREWORD OF ADVISE: Most shops are closed on Sundays and on Public Holidays and, some, also close on Monday morning. With some exceptions, shops are open between 9:00 am and 1:00 pm; and from 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm.

Shopping - Editor's Picks

TEATRO LAZZERI
Bookish Delight

Editor Points: A renovated old theatre close to the east end of Via Grande, on a small street off ‘Piazza Guernazzi’, is now one of the most beautiful shops is Livorno. It is a visual pleasure to visit this bookshop even if you are not looking to buy anything, although it has a good selection of travel guides and other titles in English. It is also a place to have a quick bite.

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WHAT: Bookshop
Address Via Buontalenti, 28
Open Hours 10:00 am to 8:30 pm
Closed: Sundays
Phone 0586 884113
Website: NA

GIOIELLI BANCHIERI
Jewelry

Editor Points: With a wide range of jewelery exhibited in nineteen different showcases, 'Banchieri' has been creating unique pieces of jewelery for 40 years. Gems are purchase directly from their place of origin, offering high quality stones at favorable prices - specially Diamonds, Emeralds, Topaz and Aquamarine but also Pearls, Coral and Amber.

Photo of pearl necklaces at Gioielli Banchieri

Image Credit: Management / Owner

WHAT: Jewelery,Watches and Silverware, including handcrafted photograph frames.
Address Via Grande, 106/108
Open Hours 10:00 am to 7:30pm
Closed: Sundays and Monday Mornings
Phone 0586.891186
Website: www.gioiellibanchieri.it

CUCCUINI
Livorno's Original

Editor Points: When Gianni Cuccuini and Gabriella Billi’s founded their original boutique in 1967, on Via Ricasoli, it was exclusively dedicated to accessories. But since the 70's that they have been adding a emerging clothes labels from the Italian fashion tradition but also including international designers. The brilliant choice of labels and diversity of items was the recipe for the success of this boutique that has now five shops in Livorno - 4 on Via Ricasoli and 1 on Via Grande.

Gianni Cuccuini Shop in Livorno

Image Credit: Management / Owner

WHAT: Woman and Man Accessories; Clothing labels by emerging designers.
Labels: Alexander Wang, Bottega Veneta, Fendi, Lanvin, Marc Jacobs, Moncler, Philippe Audibert, Rick Owens, Samantha Sung, Burberry, Tod's, Dolce & Gabbana, Alexander McQueen and many more.
Address Via Ricasoli, 35 /45 / 59 and 89 - Via Grande, 191.
Open Hours 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed: Sundays
Phone 0586 899512
Website: www.cuccuini.it

LUISA SPAGNOLI
Elegant Refinement

Editor Points: Luisa Spagnoli is considered a leader in the manufacture and sale of women’s high fashion clothing, based in Italy. Refinement, innovation, tradition in complete balance with creativity and quality be it classic, casual or ceremonial, smart or ethno-chic, the Luisa Spagnoli woman can invent a new look for herself everyday, reflecting the belief that clothes are to the body what education is to the spirit.

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WHAT: Women Fashion: Casual, elegant, evening, ceremonies and wedding dresses.
Address Via Grande, 169 / 171
Open Hours 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed: Sundays
Phone 0586 219003
Website: www.luisaspagnoli.it

STEFANELL
Simply Essential

Editor Points: Stefanell is an Italian clothing designer, manufacturer, and retailer, producing fashions for the men's and women's segments under its own Stefanel brands, as well as clothing under license for French design duo Marithé and François Girbaud, including their jeans collection and the SPQRCITY sportswear collection.

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WHAT: Woman Fashion
Address Via Grande, 217
Open Hours Monday to Saturday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday: 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Closed: Holidays
Phone 0586 892767
Website: www.stefanel.com

MAX MARA
Sartorial Luxury

Editor Points: MaxMara, is an Italian fashion house known for its ready-to-wear clothing and is one of Italy's most successful fashion companies with more than 100 stores. With 23 different collections, the Max Mara collection is dedicated to chic women who enjoy a refined yet dynamic and practical look in everyday life. Sartorial tradition, luxury materials, experimentation, international feel, modernity and status: these are the distinctive traits of Max Mara.

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WHAT: Women's Fashion: Outwear, Casual, Elegante and Accessories.
Address Via Grande, 142/144
Open Hours 10:00 am to 8:00 pm
Closed: Sundays
Phone 0586 219548
Website: www.maxmara.com

ZARA
Popular Fashion

Editor Points: Low-priced clothing, resembling popular, higher-end clothing fashions, Zara is a popular fashion label, the largest international fashion company in the world. Zara's approach in developing design and new product is totally based on customers' feedback and meeting shoppers preferences.

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WHAT: Fashion: Women, Man; Acessories and Footwear.
Address Via Grande, 44
Open Hours Everyday: 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Closed: Holidays Only
Phone 0586 219916
Website: www.zara.com

HAVAIANAS
Flip-Flop Mania

Editor Points: Brazilian flip-lop brand is conquering Italy and Livorno being on the coast (with beautiful beaches) wouldn't escape the mania that has developed in the last decade. One of the most recent shops in Livorno, the "Havaianas' showroom displays a huge diversity of flip-flops for all tastes and sizes.

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WHAT: Flip-Flops and more Flip-Flops in all colors and sizes.
Address Via Grande, 163
Open Hours 9:30 am to 8:00 pm
Closed: Sundays
Phone 0586 886383
Website: havaianas.com

Basics

Pharmacies

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A - Farmacia Comunale: Piazza Grande, 39
Phone: (0586) 89 44 90
Closest to the Shutle Bus
OPEN: EVERYDAY 24 HOURS


B - Farmacia Grossi: Piazza Grande, 20
Phone: (0586) 88 41 31
West Side of Piazza Grande
OPEN: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)


C - Farmacia Internazionale: Via Grande, 140
Phone: (0586) 89 03 46
West Side of Via Grande - Closest to Porto Mediceo
OPEN: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)

Photo of Farmacia Galeno in Livorno

D - Farmacia Galeno: Via Grande, 62
Phone: (0586) 88 01 31
East Side of Via Grande
OPEN: 8:00 am to 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm (Monday to Saturday)

Money Matters

ATM's

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UniCredit ATM (Bancomat)

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UniCredit: Via Cogorano, 17
This is the closest ATM (Bankomat) to the shuttle bus.


Sanpaolo: Piazza Grande, 33/37
In the SW corner of Piazza Grande, tucked inside the archades is the closest ATM (Bankomat) to the Porto Mediceo.

Money Exhange

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Exchange Office in Livorno

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Righ in front of the Shuttle Bus stop on Via Cogorano you will find the only Exchange Office in Livorno.


Haggling

Unless you are dealing with street vendors haggling will not take you far. Not even on street markets and certainly not in fashion or department stores.

Wi-Fi

Caffè Mama: Via C. Cogorano 2
Ideally located across the street where the Cruise Shuttle buses stop. Because of its proximity to the shuttle stop, many a crewmember knows about it and it can get a bit crowded.


Caffè Il Punto: Via Grande, 221
Close to the west end of Via Grande this modern, cozy and comfortable Caffè has a spacious outside seating area. Great for a quick bite - see below.


Enoteca Il Vinaino: Piazza Colonnella, 14
At the end of Via Grande, close to Porto Mediceo, Il Vinaino is an 'enoteca' - a wine bar serving appetizers, pannini and quick bites for lunch. See below.

Quick Bites

If the cruise ship passenger wishes to have lunch close the the shopping steets, there are a few very good ones close to the two main shopping streets - Il Gennarino and the Trattoria Antico Moro close to the East side of Via Grande (around the corner from the Mercato Centrale); the Bistro M and Il Rifugio close to Via Ricassoli. For all restaurants in Livorno select above.

However, if just looking for a quick bite after a morning on a shopping spree there are a few great places close to both Via Grande and Via Ricasoli.

Via Grande East

La Barrocciaia
(Restaurant)

Photo of Restaurant La Barrocciaia Interior

Credit: Management / Owner

Address: Piazza Felice Cavallotti, 13
Phone: 0586 88 26 37
Website: www.labarrocciaia.it

Via Grande West

Caffè Il Punto
(Coffee Shop)

Photo of Coffee Shop Il Punto at Via Grande

Caffè Il Punto at Via Grande

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Address: Via Grande, 221
Phone: 0586 89 52 45


Il Vinaino
(Enoteca)

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Address: Piazza Colonnella, 14
Phone: 0586 89 58 46

Via Ricassoli

Cantina Nardi
(Quick Bites)

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Credit: Management / Owner

Address: Via Leonardo Cambini, 6/8
Phone: 0586 80 80 06
Website: www.cantinanardi.com

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Last Update: March 14, 2016

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