Busy port of Livorno
Livorno is a port city on the western coast of Tuscany region in Italy and the capital city of the province of Livorno with a population of around 159 000 inhabitants. It is a busy port lying on the western shores of the Mediterranean Sea and was originally created in 1017 as a small fortress to protect the city of Pisa. The Port of Livorno is one of the largest Italian seaports and in the Mediterranean Sea region. It has regular ferry links with different operators and many cities.
Livorno suffered badly during World War II with many of the major historic sites and buildings being destroyed by bombs. Nowadays the city has much to offer including cathedrals, squares and monuments. The main squares in Livorno include Piazza della Repubblica, Piazza Grande and Terrazza Mascagni where you can enjoy open promenade on the seafront with a spectacular views of the sea and Tuscan Islands.
You can reach numerous resorts from Livorno by water. Resorts feature well-developed infrastructure with numerous beaches, cafes, restaurants, clubs and discos. In Livorno tourists will find much interesting in observing old and new fortresses and visiting New Venice quarter that features big number of canals, amazing bridges, narrow streets and beautiful living houses built yet in the beginning of XVII century.
One of the symbols of Livorno is Four Moors monument which consists of a pedestal on which is located the sculpture of Ferdinand I Medici. Below the pedestal are located 4 statues made of bronze. The statues picture pirates who are bound by a chain. There are lots of churches in Livorno and the most interesting of them are Armenian Church of Saint Gregory, a Greek Church, Anglican Church of Saint Giorgio, the Jewish synagogue and many others.
Nearby sights: Terrazza Mascagni, Costiera di Calafuria, Santuario di Montenero
How to get there: There is a bus connection to the Pisa Central Station from where you can take a train to Livorno
Nearby hotels: NH Livorno Grand Hotel Palazzo, Max Hotel Livorno, Hotel Stazione