The birthplace of Amedeo Modigliani in Livorno

  Amedeo Modigliani, famous Italian painter and sculptor, was born in Livorno in the late 1800s by a family of the Jewish community. The house in which he was born is located in via Roma number 38. Entering the first floor you enter his world, the epoch furniture and his works hanging on the walls […]

Castello Sonnino

  A few kilometers from Livorno, on a promontory overlooking the sea there is Castello Sonnino. This castle of medieval origin was built by the Medici on the remains of an ancient fort, the Tower of San Salvatore, which helped defend the coast from pirates. In the late 1800s, Baron Sidney Sonnino, a lover of […]

The Cathedral of Livorno

  In the center of Livorno, in Piazza Grande is the Cathedral of San Francesco, the main church of the city. The design of the square was made by Bernardo Buontalenti who placed the Duomo to close one of the sides of the large square. During the decades it was modified several times until the […]

The Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean

  In Livorno, in the historic Villa Henderson since 1980 there is the Museum of Natural History of the Mediterranean. The villa belonged to George Henderson who was part of the British community of the city of Livorno; after his death the villa passed to the provincial administration of Livorno. The museum is spread over […]

Tuttomondo, contemporary art in Pisa

  In Pisa there is a hidden treasure of contemporary art. A large mural painted in 1989 is on the wall of the Church of Sant’Antonio Abate: Tuttomondo by Keith Hering. Hering, one of the most famous exponents of pop art, created this work after being invited to Italy by a Pisan student met in […]

The Tomboli Nature Reserve

  On the coast of Cecina there is one of the most beautiful Italian forests, the Tomboli Nature Reserve. The tomboli are dunes covered with vegetation that fade from the sea to the inside of the coast; right here the Grand Duke of Tuscany Leopoldo decided to create this forest to defend the fields cultivated […]

Giglio Isalnd: nature, sports and beaches

  In front of the Monte Argentario is situated the Giglio Island; the second largest island of the Tuscan Archipelago. The island is inhabited only 10% and is famous for its unspoiled nature; the crystal clear sea with the seabed full of fish and the beautiful beaches. It is ideal for sea lovers seeking relaxation […]

Ferry service to Sardinia and Corsica

The port of Livorno is one of the main commercial and tourist stairs in Tuscany. The city has developed around the ancient Medici port under the Old Fortress, and still today is closely linked to the sea, but with a whole new port. From Livorno you can reach the Mediterranean islands closest to the Tuscan […]

Calafuria, Quercianella, Calambrone: closer beaches to Livorno

Even though there is no a real beach town in Livorno, nearby the center there are some fine sandy beaches for sunbathing and swimming. Antignano, Calafuria and Quercianella are located south of the city. These three resorts are very much appreciated in the summer season both for the proximity to the city, and therefore for […]