Exploring Livorno on Public Buses is so easy that it is advisable to explore this option. Naturally and as mentioned before the cruise ship passenger can acquire individual tickets at newsstands but for as low as €3.00 you can use all buses all over the city for 24 hours. All the cruise ship passenger needs do is to buy Livorno Card, which can be acquired at the Tourist Information Kiosk at Piazza del Municipio (Town Hall Square).
The main bus routes that give the visitor the opportunity to sightsee Livorno by public transportation depart either from Piazza Grande (Nº 1 to the South Coast and Nº 2 to Montenero) or just in the vicinity on Via C. Cogorano (Nº 5 for Piazza Roma). Find more about Transportation in Livorno.
Besides the Free travel on the local bus service, the Livorno Card also allows Free entrance to the Fattori Museum, the Natural History Museum, and the Sacred Art Museum; and provides Discounts on the City-sightseeing Bus, the Boat Tours, the Aquarium, the Itinerari Mascagni at the Teatro Goldoni and the Modigliani’s Home Museum. Find more about the Livorno Card.
Very much recommended, the Livorno Card shouldn't put the visitor off using other sightseeing alternatives and especially the Giro in Battello (Boat Tours) and the Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing tours - after all, you will also get a discount on any of these (or both) once you acquire the Livorno Card. In fact, both offer such unique and comfortable ways of sightseeing Livorno that are highly recommended as well.
Editor's Points: One of the most famous and popular ways of sightseeing Livorno from a unique perspective, the "Giro in Battello - as it is known in Livorno. It allows the cruise ship passenger to travel the Medieval Canals and see all major Landmarks in the vicinity and some of the Highlights of the city. Amongst the places of interest of the 'cruise' you will be passing under the bridge that is the Piazza della Repubblica - claimed to be the widest bridge in Europe. Equally interesting is the segment around the Fortezza Vecchia and the Porto Mediceo before exploring the Quartieri Venezia.
Cruising the Canals of Livorno
Photo by R.Rosado © IQCruising.com
|WHERE:||Around the Fosso Reale|
|Prices:||Adults - €12.00 | Children (4-12 years) €6.00 | Children under 3 years - FREE|
|When:||May to end of October:
10:30 am | 11:30 am | 12:30 pm | 3:30pm
|Meeting Point:||Tourism Office - Piazza Municipio
Or Via Peroni 18
|Departing:||Piazza della Repubblica (near the Fortezza Nuova in Viale deggli Avvalorati)|
|Must Know:||Minimum of 20 passengers|
NOTES: The tour is hosted by a multilingual guide. The Livorno Card gives a discount of €1.50 for adults and €1.00 for children.
Editor's Points: The City Sightseeing Bus that tour the city with the classic Hop-On Hop-Off formula is, undoubtedly, one of the best ways to explore Livorno. Departing every 60 minutes, it allows the cruise ship passenger the opportunity to sightsee both landmarks and highlights but also to wander through the shopping areas, enjoy outdoors and hop-off at any of major highlights to visit Museums, Churches or Attractions. It is the ideal way to explore the South Coast and especially if you want to go as far as Montenero.
Hop-On Hop-Off City Sightseeing
Photo by R.Rosado © IQCruising.com
|WHERE:||All around town and as far as Montenero|
|Commentary:||English | Spanish | German | French | Italian|
|Ticket Validity:||24 hours|
|Prices:||Adults - €12.00 | Children (5-15 years) €6.00 | Families (2 adults + 3 children) €12.00 | Children under 5 - FREE|
|When:||April to end of October:
Every 60 minutes (between 10:00 am and 3:00 pm)
|Departing:||Via San Giovanni|
|Main Stops:||Venice Quarter | Aquarium | Bathing Establishments in Ardenza | Connection with the Montenero Funicular | Museo Fattori | Natural History Museum | Modigliani's House Museum | Grand Market | Fortezza Nuova|
NOTES: The Livorno Card offers a discount of €2.00 for adults and €1.00 for children to the City-sightseeing Bus.