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The city of Livorno is on the western coast of Tuscany and is the second largest city in Tuscany. A port city, Livorno has long enjoyed a history of enchanting visitors with it's art, winding roads, and local wines.

Sanctuary of Montenero

Sanctuary of Montenero

The religious complex of the Sanctuary of Montenero is maintained by monks and enjoys the ranking of Basilica. Don't miss the grottos behind the shrines where legend has it--robbers once hid.

Terrazza Mascagni

Terrazza Mascagni

Visit the Terrazza Mascagni for one of the most gorgeous sunsets in Livorno. Beautiful in sunshine and rain, the Terrazza is perfect for a sea-side stroll. A favorite spot of locals as well, it's not a bad place to set up an impromptu picnic after a day of sightseeing.

Fortezza Nuova

Fortezza Nuova

The Fortezza Nuova is--you guessed it--a onetime fort, now transformed into a park for locals and tourists alike. The 16th century structure is surrounded by water and boasts picnic spots and lots of shade.

Cavallino Matto
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Cavallino Matto

If you're looking for fun for the family, look no further. The Cavallino Matto is the largest amusement park in all of Tuscany. Whether you want rides, live shows, or just some cotton candy, you'll find that the Manfredi family (who owns the park) will take care of you well.

The Port

The Port

Where else can you feel the ghost of millions of tons of cargo? The port of Livorno sees nearly 30 million tons of cargo each year. Take a boardwalk jaunt and see the ships that transport many of your favorite Italian foodstuffs around the world.

Fortezza Vecchia

Fortezza Vecchia

A truly remarkable national treasure, the Fortezza Vecchia offers sea views and is a great place to take the kids; the grounds are enjoyable to walk and not too tiring.

Nuova Venezia

Nuova Venezia

One of the only quarters to remain preserved after World War II, Nuova Venezia will give you a taste of a long lost Italy. Come for a concert and stay for a drink, Nuova Venezia is a mainstay of Livorno's culture.

Planning Your Livorno Visit

Where to Stay in Livorno?

Stay near the bustling Nuova Venezia. Located in the city center, the neighborhood hosts a range of activities year round. You don't have to look too hard to find local fruit and vegetable vendors, and at night watch as the quarter comes alive with the low hum of Italian voices regaling stories to one another.

How to Get Around Livorno?

There are fifteen bus lines in Livorno and tickets are available at local newspaper kiosks. The city buses are one of the cheapest ways to cover the most ground in Livorno. Of course, you can also take taxis or walk around the town.

When to go to Livorno?

June through October are the hottest months in Livorno and while you may find yourself roasting in July and August if you're not a fan of the high 90s range of temperatures, Livorno has a lot to offer all summer long. From concerts to cabarets, summer in Livorno means never a dull moment. You can even catch rowing races from April through August.

Good to know

  • Language
    Italian
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+02:00)
  • Country Code
    +39
  • Best time to visit
    April through October are lively in Livorno. The city is nice year round, but temperatures decrease a bit in winter months and you might get more sun and music in the summer months. Still, even in the rainy fall and early spring, Livorno has that famous Tuscan charm.

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What people are saying about Livorno

Stefano was amazing and the tour was our favorite of the trip!

Stefano contacted us before the trip to coordinate and was friendly. We asked if we could meet slightly later as our kids were tired from Rome and Stefano immediately responded and accommodated. Stefano was extremely knowledgeable about the area, buildings in Pisa, and Lucca and genuinely seemed to love the area. He helped us with tickets to Pisa and which route and how much time to take. He then took us to a leisurely day in Lucca. He knew the bike rental. shop and directed us to bike the wall which was great and easy. A highlight of the trip. He accommodated our requests to stop for liquor and wine/oil and took us to a great reserved restaurant and even recommended menu items. He gave us a map and directed us to explore at our own pace and coordinate to meet him. It was a great time and Stefano put us at east the entire time. Thank you!

A perfect day with a guide who became a friend

My one big splurge for this trip was to hire a private driver/guide to take me to Cinque Terre. I am so happy I spent the money for a private tour. Adriano was such a joy to spend a day with. He was very knowledgeable and went out of his way to make things perfect for me. I told him I was looking forward to octopus for lunch and he arranged reservations at a wonderful restaurant with an amazing seafood salad and the best grilled octopus I have had. He made sure I was comfortable exploring on my own by drawing me maps and giving clear directions. I was worried about going off on my own but I really wanted to. Adriano provided everything I needed to explore these amazing places with confidence by myself (and with him in a couple places) I get this kind of attention when I visit out-of-town friends. I never imagined that Adriano would be my new friend who wanted to make my 10 hour journey forever memorable. He succeeded. Treat yourself and book w/ Adriano. Grazie, Adriano!

Simple, inexpensive option for a day in Florence from Livorno

The tuscanybus.com service was easy to use. The bus starts next to where the free shuttle bus from the port drops you off in Livorno, and then drops you off by the train station in Florence. On this occasion, because all the passengers were from the cruise ship, it dropped us off on the return journey back at the ship. If there is a downside there is only one bus per day, but that's just like taking a tour anyway. Would definitely use again.

Massimo provided a wonderful tour of Pisa and Florence

Massimo provided a wonderful tour of Florence and Pisa. They met our cruise ship, were on time and got us to Pisa before all the cruise ship busses showed up. Next they took us to Florence were we saw all the major locations followed by a pickup and quick return to our cruise ship. I would use them again as well as possibly use them for a land tour in the future.

Great Value trip with knowledgeable guide

Great way to see 2 sites from Livorno Cruise Port. Our guide ‘Apple’ was extremely knowledgeable about both sites. We saw the beautiful walled town of Lucca and then had time to visit Pisa. As a bonus the bus dropped us directly back at our cruise ship. Highly Recommended