Discover Livorno with City Sightseeing
Livorno, the Tuscan gateway to the Mediterranean Sea, is situated on the coast and crossed by canals. Planned as an idyllic town in the 16th century, Livorno reveals its history through its districts characterised by the Medicean canals, which are still navigable, and through its port, overlooked by towers and fortresses, leading to the town centre. Today the port is still very active and features a large fishing fleet plus an abundance of commercial activity. Thanks to the 16th Century Livornine laws that helped the trading activities of merchants and also gave freedom of religion, Livorno became a cosmopolitan city and one of the most important ports of the entire Mediterranean area
Hop on and off at your leisure at the stops located conveniently throughout the city
Hop off at Piazza dei Domenicani, situated in Livorno’s Old Venezia district and take hold of the sight of the stunning buildings. Minus the gondolas and water taxis, Livorno’s very own “little Venice” offers a glimpse of historic Livorno as it was in the 17th and 18th centuries. The district is tranquil during the daytime, and comes alive in the evenings when the many bars and restaurants are bustling. The Rotunda at Ardenza Mare is a popular summer meeting place for all ages, as well as a fashionable place for early morning joggers and afternoon strolls all year round. Relax in one of the bars or cafés here, or dine in a seafront restaurant. Wonder at the famous art exhibition, the Premio Rotonda, which is on display during the summer months. Or try your hand at windsurfing or take time out soaking up the sun on nearby Tre Ponti Beach.
Let City Sightseeing Livorno highlight all the things to do and see in the city
Hop off at Viale Italia for the Terrazza Mascagni and panoramic views of the coastal terrace or at the Piazza Roma for the Mediterranean Natural History Museum. The museum is located in a handsome 18th century villa and offers the opportunity to discover the area’s geology and wildlife. The Botanical Garden in the grounds presents a medley of Mediterranean flora. Livorno's only public art gallery, Museo Fattori is sited in a beautiful setting, surroundings, amongst the gardens of the 19th-century Villa Mimbelli. It offers pleasant respite from the city bustle, as well as a shady haven in the summer months. The Villa itself is also worthy of a visit in its own right, with its beautiful rooms festooned with frescoes and its impressive staircase. Hop off at the vibrant Piazza Grande, with its reconstructed Cathedral, Piazzo Grande and Town Hall. Nightlife in the city is vibrant and varied; you will not be short of things to do. From cosy cafes and bars to ska and reggae nights, rocking music concerts and pulsating nightclubs, there is something to suit every taste.