The most important seaport in Tuscany is no beauty on the first glance. Anyone who decides to visit Livorno will discover a city with colourful quarters, an old town, canals and lots of cosmopolitan flair.

Toskanalive - Livorno - Toskana, ItalienAs people of many different nationalities settled in Livorno many years ago, a law was passed ordering the city's residents to be tolerant.

Today, the city is a cosmopolitan melting pot; people from all over the world give the place its character.

Cosmopolitan port

After Florence, Livorno is the second largest city in Tuscany. Even the Tuscan sailors Verpucci and da Verrazzano set sail from here on their voyages of discovery.

Numerous container ships and of course, ferries to Sicily, Sardinia or Corsica, as well as the Tuscan islands, can be spotted in the impressive docks. Ships are built here. There is also an immense oil refinery that consists of multiple rows of industrial plants.

 Worthwhile sights in Livorno

Worthwhile sights in Livorno

The old town stretches out behind the modern business quarter of Liverno. The central Piazza Grande, complete with dome, mediaeval fortress, canals, a promenade and the monument of the Quattro Mori defines the area. more

 Festivals in Livorno

Festivals in Livorno

Many of the festivals are influenced by the maritime way of life in this port. The sailing regatta Trofeo Accademia Navale, the exciting rowing competitions and the Effetto Venezia spectacle are all celebrated in summer in Livorno. more


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Mercantino Americano

Daily except Sundays on the Piazza XX Settembre

Flea Market

In front of the Mercato Centrale, weather permitting

Weekly market

Friday morning at the Stadio Comunale

Sunday shopping

The first Sunday of the month


Trofeo Accademia Navale

End of April, sailing regatta

Coppa Barontini and Coppa dei Risicatori

End of July, rowing competition

Palio Marinaro

Beginning of July, rowing competition

Effetto Venezia

July, colourful spectacle

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