Livorno, (Florence, Pisa) Italy

Livorno is a port city on the Tyrrhenian Sea on the western edge of Tuscany, Italy. It is the capital of the Province of Livorno and the third-largest port on the western coast of Italy. Livorno is one of the most important ferry ports in Italy offering sailings to both Corsica and Sardinia and is also one of the countries major naval towns. Livorno itself is surrounded by beautiful sea and nature with a wonderful countryside including rich parks.

Attractions in Livorno include the Natural History Museum and the Aquarium, the Villa Henderson, which combines antique finds with modern educational tours, and also has a Botanic Garden. The quarter known as Nuova Venezia (New Venice), built during the 17th century, still preserves some of its original features. Particularly interesting are the Medicean Fossi, a network of navigable canals connecting the warehouses and homes of merchants which, like those in Venice, had entrances at water level leading to rooms where goods were once stored. Piazza della Republica is still admired today for its unusual architecture. It is in fact a bridge covering a long stretch of navigable canal.

Things to See & Do

* Natural History Museum and Aquarium
* Medicean Fossi - a network of navigable canals
* Nuova Venezia (New Venice)
* Villa Henderson
* Piazza della Republica

General information

Cruise Season - Feb to Dec
Currency - Euro (€)
Language - Italian
Land Area - 104 km²
Population - 175,000
Electricity - 2 round pins European style
Time - GMT/UTC + one hour
International Country Telephone Code - +39

Port Location - Livorno Ferry port is located on the west coast of the Italian Peninsula. It is on the eastern shore of the Ligurian Sea, about 50 miles northeast of Corsica.

Travel Links - Livorno can be accessed via flights to and from Pisa airport, Galileo Galilei. The main train station is Livorno Centrale. Take bus number 1 to go to town center and then to the port in about 20 minutes. Direct ferry routes exist to Barcelona, Bastia, Golfo Aranci, Olbia, Palermo and Porto Vechio. Buses to Livorno are available from Pisa, Piombino, Florence and other cities.