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City Sightseeing Livorno
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Layback

We saw this beautiful little city in April 2018 and what a pleasant surprise it was. It reminds you... read more

Reviewed 14 June 2018
Anna S
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The perfect way to get the measure of Livorno

City sightseeing busses are the best way to see the town for the first time. Along the canals... read more

Reviewed 31 August 2017
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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

City sightseeing busses are the best way to see the town for the first time. Along the canals, visit to the market, the fortifications, cathedral, culture ..... and so much more. Then walk to fill in the gaps, or re-tread the journey.

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Reviewed 4 July 2017

My wife and myself together with our two Grandchildren and their Mother and Father all went her as part of a trip on a Cruise Liner

1  Thank BALI2007BALI
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Reviewed 5 June 2017

I think this might only run when cruise ships are in town. You need to buy ticket at the tourist office and they don’t take credit cards. There is a cash machine near the bus stop. The bus was single decker and went round the canal area, along the sea front passing the naval academy and the best bit was stopping near the funicular to go up to the monastery (check the monastery opening times). Goes back through the town and near two museums. The stops weren’t very well announced. Commentary was good.

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Reviewed 1 May 2017

Our ship’s shuttle dropped us at Piazza del Municipio, two blocks away from the city’s cathedral. It was Easter Sunday morning and the area was fairly quiet, save for passengers from the ships in port, who were sightseeing independently. Most first time visitors of course ignore the town of Livorno, and head straight to Florence and Pisa, so there wasn't a great number of foreigners in town.

Having explored the square, we headed south east along Via del Giglio. Hearing the bells peeling at Chiesa della Madonna, we went inside a few minutes before the service started.

Continuing along Via del Giglio, we soon reached Chiesa dei Greci Uniti, so perhaps this thoroughfare ought to be called Church Street!

Religious needs satiated for the time being, we headed for, what is referred to, Venezia Nuova. Livorno has a modest canal network and Via del Giglio ends at one of these. The canal opens up the cityscape and adds blue to the colour palate of the scene, with grand buildings flanking the waterway. Perhaps surprisingly, small boats lined both sides of the canal, which sits quite deep in relation to the surrounding land. Thus, whilst there is a towpath, the high, sheer walls would render it of little use for a sightseeing tour of Livorno.

Turning right and right again into Via Cairoli, we arrived at the Cathedral where a service was still in progress. Going in, we stood at the back and listened to the Mass in progress, and joined in some of the hymns which are universal for Easter both for the Catholic and the Anglican church.

We left half an hour later and returned to the shuttle pick up point to return to the ship.

Visitors arriving on the day we did in Livorno would not get the same atmosphere as one would on any other day of the year, when the town is bustling both with traffic and pedestrians. However it was nice for once to spend a quiet day in what is a lovely town, and is often overlooked in favour of Florence and Pisa.

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Reviewed 16 March 2017

Modern shops, good cafe culture and beautiful Italian goods we visited from a cruise liner and the port is in easy walking distance with no hills of note to worry the traveller.
a lovely sea front mixed with modern boutiques and café and restaurants. Good for people watching, shopping and an alternative to dashing off to Pisa.

1  Thank past0r29
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