You have just arrived in Livorno, a port city on the Ligurian Sea on the western coast of Tuscany. With its famous Tuscan lighting, this lovely, and historic city is a sightseeing must for anyone who enjoys the arts, history, and incredible architecture. Also a convenient location for visitors to either Florence while on our Livorno Private Florence and San Gimignano Excursion, or Pisa on our Livorno Pisa and Lucca Sightseeing Excursion with Private Guide; will help explain how this ancient city remains such a bustling favorite.
Livorno was first mentioned in writing back in 1017, however, it started to become a favorite location back in the time of the great Medici family. It then became known as the ideal town through the Italian Renaissance due to the influence of this famous, and infamous, family. As a result, much of the breathtaking architecture that you can see was created by artists from Venice that were brought in by the Grand Duchy of Tuscany who was from the House of Medici.
Through our Livorno Shore Excursions, you will be able to visit some of these incredible neighborhoods, plazas, and monuments. You can visit the Bandini masterpiece crafted in local Carrara marble, the Monument of the Four Moors. Visit the Mercato Centrale, a bustling open-air market where you can have a unique lunch made up from what you purchase while walking through. Maybe just take a stroll along the checkerboard Terrazza Mascagni so that you can get a feel for why folks such as Gioacchino Rossini, Galileo Galilei, and the artist, Michelangelo all called this area home.
We also offer much more Livorno Excursions to the famous surrounding cities of Florence, Pisa, San Gimignano and Volterra. See the famed leaning tower while on our Livorno Best of Florence and Pisa Sightseeing Excursion, experience the birthplace of the Renaissance, visit incredible monuments and fountains and so much more. It might be difficult to choose what you want to do, but once you have, we'll have the excursion to match. Check out our Livorno Private San Gimignano and Volterra Sightseeing Excursion Enjoy!
Fun fact: this region was the first to adopt paved streets and they began to pave their streets all the way back in 1339.