The Top 5 Things to do When Visiting the Livorno Port
A port city on the coast of the Ligurian Sea, Livorno is also one of the most populous cities in Tuscany and Italy’s Western coast. Traditionally, Livorno is a popular stop for cruise ships touring the Mediterranean due to its large port and distinctive Renaissance architecture which make it an ideal destination for tourists. Unlike so many other cities and ports in Italy, Livorno is largely modern, but there are still several historical landmarks worth visiting.
I’ve compiled a list of top five things you can do when visiting Livorno port.
Try The Local Food
Italian cuisine is among the most popular in the world and everybody enjoys pizza, spaghetti, and many other Italian culinary specialties.
Visiting Italy is a great opportunity to experience the traditional Italian cuisine. What makes it even more interesting it that almost every region, city or town in Italy has its unique local specialties which all have a long history.
Livorno is no exception and since it’s a port city, it boasts a number of seafood specials. There are numerous restaurants in Livorno where you can try some of the local delicacies.
Visit the Giovanni Fattori Museum
Whenever someone mentions Italy, we think of its rich cultural heritage and the works of Renaissance painters and sculptors, as well as many baroque buildings and palaces. However, there are many other works of art from the 19th and 20th centuries. Works of Tuscan painters from this period are on display in the Giovanni Fattori Museum in Livorno.
If you appreciate Italian works of art, there are also the Maccagnano and the Mediterranean Museum of Natural History.
Explore the City Historic City Center
Shared shore excursions from Livorno port let you explore the historic center of the city with its many Renaissance buildings.
The best way to explore Livorno’s historic city center is by boat. An area of the city known as ‘La Venezia’ or ‘Little Venice’ boasts a small network of canals leading to the New Fortress in the very center of the city.
A good starting point for exploring the city is the Old Fortress which dates back the 11th century.
Go on an Excursion to Pisa
Staying in Livorno is a great chance to go on a one-day excursion to Pisa, an iconic city in Tuscany famous for its Leaning Tower.
Some of the most popular sights in Pisa include the Piazza dei Miracoli, Pisa Cathedral, and Knight’s Square.
While a relatively small city, Pisa has a rich history and was one of the leading maritime republics in Italy during the Middle Ages.
Don’t Miss to See the Livorno Aquarium
If you’re taking kids with you, visiting the Livorno Aquarium could be a great way for them to see Mediterranean marine life.
The aquarium is relatively small, yet it houses animals from more than three hundred distinct species from around the world.
You can also explore the city on foot, navigating through the narrow streets of Livorno’s city center.