Thus lapped by the sea, which through the canals enters even the oldest neighborhoods, Livorno has the singular charm of a Tuscan city stretched out in the Mediterranean. Its history, culture, flaming sunsets, clear and fragrant air, marine sports, gastronomic traditions: everything alludes to the sea, everything leads to the perfect holiday in Livorno. Here, in the nineteenth century, the first bathing establishments in Europe arose, and together with those, the idea of ??the maritime holiday was born.
One of the most fascinating routes will lead you to discover what is called "little Venice", a path of canals to be traveled by boat that leads up to the Renaissance places in the city center and make your holiday in Livorno one
The discovery of the city can be said to be accomplished with a walk among the liberty or eclectic villas of the Ardenza district, behind the waterfront. Perfect springboard to try some of the typical culinary delights of the city, starting from five and five with eggplants, up to cacciucco and an excellent offer of shellfish and seafood to taste, why not, even a few steps from the sea .
FISE affiliate, it allows, through a federal instructor, to learn the first basics of horse riding, to provide any Dressage lessons and show jumping for more experienced riders.
Central Market or the "Blanket"
The market is probably one of the most interesting architectural structures in Livorno, built around the mid-nineteenth century with the use of iron and glass together to create an imposing but streamlined structure, roughly the size of two football fields. Inside there are 200 banquets of fish, food and more: happy hours are organized at bars and restaurants that make use of the abundant local products available on the market which, with its underground warehouse supplied through the Fosso Reale, is so unique how spectacular.
Panoramic terrace that distinguishes the city of Livorno extends over what was once known as the Forte dei Cavalleggeri, a fortress complete with a tower and a large structural complex for defense. After the unification of Italy, the fortress was ceded to the local authorities who dismantled it - together with the tower - in 1872. It was not until 1925 that it was transformed into a terrace with a splendid view and plenty of space for concerts, walks and outdoor fun. open.
The word "Fosso" is synonymous with a moat and in fact the Fosso Reale runs along the defense borders of Livorno. The canals, just like the typical ones in Venice, designed for irrigation and navigation, are a bit like small streets, which have also become a symbol of the city. It was a monumental construction work, completed by Claudio Cogorano with the help (although it sounds a bit sarcastic) of about 2000 slaves and 5000 peasants. In 2002, the canals of Livorno were added to the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites. One of the best ways to visit them is to take part in a boat tour (also organized in English and German) that starts from the port and then enters the heart of the city: an exceptional idea for those traveling with children and for those who they don't like to walk long distances to visit cities.
The only part of Livorno that after the Second World War managed to preserve a large part of its historical and architectural monuments, among which there are several churches and palaces. Although not exactly in line with the Medici construction, it represents the true historical center of the city.
It connects the port with the main square; on both sides, there are two covered and tiled walkways, large squares and a lot of shops, a paradise for shopping lovers.